Washington State can’t fill trooper vacancies

Article by Cal Nogov on Dec. 3, 2015


Headline from Seattle Times:


Progress!  Yeah!

The government enlists their propaganda agent in an attempt to butter up the typical state loving nitwits for more money.

The article starts out glorifying cops.  Then moves to; is it because state troopers are paid less than other LEO agencies?  We may need to raise the wages of state troopers.  We’re going to do a study first and see.  We may need to raise the wages of state troopers.  We’re going to see what the study says first.  We may need to raise the wages of state troopers.  (summarized, of course)

Let’s see, are they suggesting raising wages for state troopers.  Hmm.  I’m not sure.

The state police agency says they have 671 positions available, but 106 go unfilled and that number has been steadily climbing since 2009.

The excuse is that other agencies pay better so they can’t fill these positions.  I don’t see it that way.  The starting pay for state troopers is over 54k per year.  That’s a great income when there’s no prerequisite for intelligence for the position.  In a state where the largest city, Seattle, sets a minimum wage of $15 an hour.  A wage that, contrary to the rosy government propaganda, is wrecking the economy of the city.

So, they find it necessary to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but they can’t fill 106 positions paying almost twice that in a state with several million people?

It’s not that the pay is too low, it’s that people don’t want to be cops.  People are waking up to the fact that cops are not the good guys.  They’re the bad guys.  Most people don’t want to be the oppressors of their fellow man.  They’ve been trying to sell this whole “protect and serve” BS for years.  People are catching on.
Cop exposure websites are waking people up to the reality of cops.

Do they raise wages for state troopers?  I don’t see how.  Where are they going to get the money?  The federal government is broke.  Most states are broke.  Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle is going to cause massive unemployment putting many more on the welfare rolls.

The headline reads, “it could get worse”.  That’s not something to fear.  That’s something to cheer.