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Thread: Brian Cowen is still the worlds 4th highest paid politician at $342,400

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    Default Brian Cowen is still the worlds 4th highest paid politician at $342,400

    These figures are from May 2010 ... Link

    1. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Singapore
    Annual salary: $2.75 million

    2. Donald Tsang, Chief Executive, Hong Kong
    Annual salary: $515,300

    3. Barack Obama, President, United States
    Annual salary: $400,000

    4. Brian Cowen, Taoiseach, Ireland
    Annual salary: $342,400


    5. Nicolas Sarkozy, President, France
    Annual salary: $319,800

    6. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, Australia
    Annual salary: $315,800

    7. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, Canada
    Annual salary: $309,800

    8. Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa
    Annual salary: $305,800

    9. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
    Annual salary: $303,800

    10. Gordon Brown (now David Cameron), Prime Minister, United Kingdom
    Annual salary: $300,400




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    SPN claims the massive pensions of ex-FF Ministers are "paid for by hungry children and sick people on trollies". SPN, does this also apply to ex-Green Ministers???

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    Is he first on the obesity scale?

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    And btw, Ministers will have a cabinet meeting Wednesday next to begin discussions on how to deliver Ä3 billion in cuts in Decemberís budget. They will then have a final cabinet meeting on Wednesday 28th.

    And then meet again sometime in September.

    Great value for money. No wonder the country is ********************ked.



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    Not exactly peanuts - so how come we got a monkey?

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    If you took pensions into account, I suspect he would be even higher

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    this includes expenses right? jaysus the amount Cowen must spend on McDonalds

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    So he's paid more than the heads of the 3 largest economies in the EU despite being in charge of a bankrupt country with the worst deficit in the EU. Does anyone know exactly when the Taoiseach's salary started to spiral to Banana Republic levels? I'm guessing it was the first Ahern government (1997-2002)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanfrog View Post
    1. Lee hsien loong, prime minister, singapore
    annual salary: $2.75 million.
    wow!!!

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    Finally, an impartial way of rating our taoiseach. It would appear we are punching well above our weight, we have the 4th best paid and surely therefore fourth best in the enitre world.
    ?????

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