She’s top of the tops in California.  She is a public servant so extraordinary that Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will retire on a package of $423,664 per year.  Now I admire the hard work and dedication of long-serving public servants like Ms. Muranishi as much as the next person, but seriously…$423,664 per year?  This is her pension package?   How will she survive on such a paltry sum?

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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  1. stephenwv

    While not this extreme, ALL government employees’ retirement, paid for by the average American, far out strips Social Security. If we want more, we have to pay for it ourselves, AND pay for theirs. Government retirees should be no different than the rest of us (except for those that put their life on the line for all).

  2. Carol

    I retired from a management position with the state of California after 25 years of service with a pension low enough to qualify for Medicaid. My situation is the norm, not the exception. Eight percent of my income during those years was put into a retirement fund, so it wasn’t free to me. As an ultra-conservative, I am well aware of the blessings of the California retirement system, but please don’t make the exceptional situations sound like the norm. Many state employees work in very difficult situations in service to the public, so please show at least some appreciation for what they do.


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