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  1. 01 Oct '09 02:04
    Public Employee Salaries - Santa Clara County, California, USA

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    Last First Title Dept. Base OT Other Total Public Entity
    Farber Nancy D Chief Executive Officer Hospital Administration $633,393 $0 $243,437 $876,831 Washington Hospital
    Shnier MD Carla Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $441,962 $0 $37,144 $479,106 Santa Clara Co.
    Bergman MD William C Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $263,056 $0 $186,877 $449,933 Santa Clara Co.
    Mahmoud Ahmed M Contractor HCS Physician San Joaquin General Hospital $260,000 $0 $189,115 $449,115 San Joaquin County
    Carter James Deputy Fire Chief U Fire $100,482 $38,338 $294,669 $433,489 San Jose
    King MD Stephen Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $430,347 $0 $0 $430,347 Santa Clara Co.
    Muranishi Susan Shirasawa County Administrator (Did Not Provide) $424,810 $0 $0 $424,810 Alameda County
    Lebowitz MD Edward A. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $326,658 $0 $91,315 $417,973 Santa Clara Co.
    Carranza MD Ricardo Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $395,615 $0 $21,052 $416,667 Santa Clara Co.
    Romero MD Luke Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $413,352 $0 $0 $413,352 Santa Clara Co.
    Fayen Edward J Associate Administrator Hospital Administration $395,499 $0 $11,567 $407,065 Washington Hospital
    Singh MD Sharad Kumar Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $402,990 $0 $0 $402,990 Santa Clara Co.
    Chan MD Kevin K. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $401,188 $0 $0 $401,188 Santa Clara Co.
    Moritz MD Friedrich Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $397,611 $0 $0 $397,611 Santa Clara Co.
    Waddell MD Barry Lee Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $396,512 $0 $0 $396,512 Santa Clara Co.
    Meter MD Jeffrey Jon Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $330,831 $0 $63,524 $394,354 Santa Clara Co.
    Dolnikova MD Jana Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $392,635 $0 $0 $392,635 Santa Clara Co.
    Lin MD Mark A. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $391,825 $0 $0 $391,825 Santa Clara Co.
    Brooks Albert L *Chief of Medical Services Medical Staff Services $389,343 $0 $2,178 $391,521 Washington Hospital
    Philip MD Bridget Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $390,953 $0 $0 $390,953 Santa Clara Co.
    Hlava MD Nicole Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $389,285 $0 $0 $389,285 Santa Clara Co.
    Adams MD Gregg Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $365,116 $0 $19,300 $384,416 Santa Clara Co.
    Rassai Hamid Contractor HCS Physician Mngmt San Joaquin General Hospital $260,000 $0 $123,975 $383,975 San Joaquin County
    Dowbak John M Contractor HCS Physician San Joaquin General Hospital $297,562 $0 $84,158 $381,721 San Joaquin County
    Yeh MD Kelly K. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $380,305 $0 $0 $380,305 Santa Clara Co.
  2. 01 Oct '09 03:25
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    Public Employee Salaries - Santa Clara County, California, USA

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    Last First Title Dept. Base OT Other Total Public Entity
    Farber Nancy D Chief Executive Officer Hospital Administration $633,393 $0 ...[text shortened]... ty
    Yeh MD Kelly K. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $380,305 $0 $0 $380,305 Santa Clara Co.
    Sickening.

    Recall all public sector leaches that don't merit and earn such wealth with qualifications comparable to those required in the private sector to make that kind of money.
  3. 01 Oct '09 03:34
    Washington hospital is in Fremont, Alameda Co., not in Santa Clara or Santa Clara County. Just saying.
  4. 01 Oct '09 09:01
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    Sickening.

    Recall all public sector leaches that don't merit and earn such wealth with qualifications comparable to those required in the private sector to make that kind of money.
    What makes you think the equivalent jobs in the private sector are better performed and/or less paid?
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Oct '09 09:20
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    What makes you think the equivalent jobs in the private sector are better performed and/or less paid?
    Politics of Contempt is the demented twin sibling of the equally demented Politics of Envy.
  6. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Oct '09 09:36
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Washington hospital is in Fremont, Alameda Co., not in Santa Clara or Santa Clara County. Just saying.
    Wouldn't be the first time zeeblebot has served us up with an apparently dodgy cut and paste or untrustworthy link. There was that time that he cited a web site that seemed to claim the U.S. had killed nobody in the Vietnam War - as his contribution to a debate about how many people the U.S. killed in the Vietnam War!
  7. 01 Oct '09 10:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    Public Employee Salaries - Santa Clara County, California, USA

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    Last First Title Dept. Base OT Other Total Public Entity
    Farber Nancy D Chief Executive Officer Hospital Administration $633,393 $0 ...[text shortened]... ty
    Yeh MD Kelly K. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $380,305 $0 $0 $380,305 Santa Clara Co.
    These salaries are just a drop in the bucket to fraud, waste, and overall salaries and payoffs.
  8. 01 Oct '09 13:04
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    Public Employee Salaries - Santa Clara County, California, USA

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    Last First Title Dept. Base OT Other Total Public Entity
    Farber Nancy D Chief Executive Officer Hospital Administration $633,393 $0 ...[text shortened]... ty
    Yeh MD Kelly K. Physician-VMC Valley Medical Center $380,305 $0 $0 $380,305 Santa Clara Co.
    Shouldn't physicians be able to make $400,000-yr?

    Considering the importance of their work, the amount of hours they put in, and how none of these people will be anywhere nearly as famous as a utility infielder on a last place baseball team.
  9. 01 Oct '09 13:09
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Shouldn't physicians be able to make $400,000-yr?

    Considering the importance of their work, the amount of hours they put in, and how none of these people will be anywhere nearly as famous as a utility infielder on a last place baseball team.
    The answer is simply yes.
    It is a joke that there are people who think the government should pay for their medical care but the doctors should get paid as if they are transit workers.
  10. 02 Oct '09 03:07
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    What makes you think the equivalent jobs in the private sector are better performed and/or less paid?
    First they have the higher probability of getting hired or rewarded with a raise depending on the performance of their job compared to in a government job where people rarely get fired and politics gets people more jobs. Second, the productive and efficient work in the private sector warrants higher pay, not lower pay.


    I recently was reading on the many causes of the fall of the Roman Empire and found a pattern that over time, emperors were more and more in a position of having to pay civil servants more and other employees of the state and to raise tax revenue. They instituted such crazy measures as forcing people to keep the same job through generations of people as the high-taxes often made some occupations completely unprofitable and undesirable and people were abandoning their fields. They forced people to pay more than they could afford and when barbarians and others fought against roman rule, the local populations were greatful to be freed from the increasingly tyranical and high-tax state.

    The government workers are more a drain on resources if they are paid as high as the people listed are paid. Do you think that there is not a probability of overpaid employees on that list?