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(10/2/20,1719)老钱注:请住在Fulton郡的朋友们,2020/11/3的大选时,
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他凭什么?给自己发49万这么高的工资!
老钱
8/10/19


我们生活在GA Fulton郡的人,都非常熟悉Arthur Ferdinand这个名字。他是我们郡政府里的税务官/County Tax Commissioner。在我们的车税,房税单上都可以看到他的大名/签字。每年,我们起码要见到两次。



最近,由于亚特兰大华人生活网的记者伊人的介绍《为啥税不停涨?》(见附件一)。我注意到了他的天价工资,49万多美金!

谁都可以点击下面的链接,立刻看到下面的AJC的报道。《郡税官Arthur Ferdinand为自己增加工资》。(见附件二)

$491,000!什么了不起的职位?什么了不起的技术?什么了不起的贡献?

一个郡的税务官,他凭什么拿这么高的工资?我们可以拿他和一个州长相比,和郡第一把手/Sheriff比,和一个企业家相比,和一个教授,科学家,发明家相比。。。

美国总统的工资才是四十万,国会山议员的工资才是十七万!州长工资才十四万!根据过去五任联邦政府的税务局最高长官的工资,最高也没有超过十八万美金,平均才是十七万。一个陆军将军的工资也就二十万美金。

在佐治亚州,一个郡的首长/Spheriff的工资,平均也就是十一万。

是的!这是一个不合理高的,特高工资!这是非常令人气愤的!

他也不是一个企业家,不是一个将军,不是一个科学家,不是一个发明家,没有一项专利,。。。凭什么?

1. 他不是一个企业家,企业家承担风险,他的收入由他的企业以及其产品的市场价值决定。
2. 他不是一个发明家,发明家对社会的贡献可以是划时代的,但是也是由市场决定的,靠他的创意和设计给人类社会带来的贡献而决定的。
3. 他也不是一个肩负特别使命,像州长,总统。。。
4. 他的个人才分和能力,努力,没有超过任何一个正常的CEO,CFO;超不过一个同行业的专家。
5. 如果他在财务领域里有所建树,他建立了一个,不说全新,起码是有独创性的,有建树性的贡献,无论是一个理论,还是一个方法,给财务会计行业,创造了新的更好的方式方法。那么,也是创新,建树,特殊贡献。那么他应该得到的是行业/专业领域里的奖励,也不是由我们纳税人来给他发工资。
6. 不是的,以上任何一项,他都不符合。他凭靠的就只是一个政府机构,具备强制性的,税务官的职务的特殊地位。为纳税人服务,为政府征税而已。这是他公务员的本职工作。没有任何特殊性。

他凭什么拿这么高的工资?


一个郡级的政府职能机构主管里,还有其他,我们可以说更重要的职能和相应的主管,比如,他的部门收来的税,绝大部分是用来办中小学教育的。看看你们每家每年的房地产税,77.4%是为了教育而征收的!他的工作,不过是为了教育服务。再看看,城市建设,医疗保健。。。特别是,警察局,救火站,是拼着性命为民众服务的!


我无法评判,哪一个最重要,但是,他凭什么拿这么高的工资?


如果说,他没有违反任何规定,那么,我们就要问问这是什么规定/规则?这些规定,不合理,需要改革!如果说有按业绩百分比发工资的规定,也应该有上下限的规定,俗称Cap,Max和Min。这些都是常规常识。


几十年了。有些规定都是半个世纪之前定的了。那时候,Fulton郡有多少人口?有多少工商业?有多少银行?有多少高科技?什么样的经济规模?继续按半个世纪之前的经济规模定下的比例,这个家伙就要发财发死了。


当其他州的税务专员们得知佐治亚州的Futon郡的税务专员,可以合法地在管辖区收取城市税的费用时,不禁哗然。这些来自田纳西州、佛罗里达州和北卡罗来纳州的税务专员们惊得下巴都要掉了。

他们纷纷发言:
“天呐!还有这种事情?真令人震惊。”
“如果县政府使用政府资金补偿替政府征税的本地税务专员,我认为该税务专员应该面临监守自盗和滥用县财产的刑事起诉。”
前几年,那些加州的小城市的官员为自己发天价工资,他们都会有自己的理由。但是,他们没有良知,没有道德底线,他们贪婪,就是千方百计钻制度的空子,去“貌似合法”地为自己谋利益!在媒体揭露之后,他们不得不退出不应有的部分。并且辞职认错谢罪。

这个Fulton County的税官,就是这样没有良知,没有道德底线,贪婪,千方百计钻制度的空子,去“貌似合法”地为自己谋利益的人!

这就是为什么我们的property一直在不合理地涨的原因!为了给他自己提供涨工资的理由,就要不停地增加我们的房产税!

我们应该坚决地,鲜明响亮地发声,把他拉下来!

我们应该强烈向州长控诉,向州务卿/SOS控告。

如果说,他没有违反任何规定,那么,就是这些规定,不合理。州政府就应该审查,修改其中不合理的规定。把他的工资降低到合理的数额。

而且,因为他的贪婪和无底线的监守自盗,应该开割他的职务。财务工作,必须严谨,无私公正,不能见钱眼开。

这个人不合格做我们郡的税务官!



附件(一)为啥税不停涨?佐州某税务专员收入超总统,是州长三倍!

最近,佐治亚州一名税务专业的大名在亚城当地媒体上频繁出现。看完大家正在如火如荼讨论的这件事情,你不得不在心中打个大问号,你需缴纳的税不停上涨,与这样的税务专员有没有关联呢?

这名富尔顿县(Fulton)的税务专员因为高收入被人盯上了,不过接受采访时他态度依然傲慢,因为他确实没有违法。不过并不是所有人都认为他理所应当拿到这份高薪。
作为富尔顿县税务专员20年来,亚瑟·费迪南德(ArthurFerdinand )利用佐治亚州陈旧的公职员收入算法,将他1997年7万美元工资增加到目前总薪酬超过49万美元。

2019年8月8日,费迪南德又签署了新的合同,这使得他在原本超过49万美元高薪的基础上将继续增加收入。这一切吊诡的在于,这些收入都是合法的。
佐治亚州的薪酬结构显示,费迪南德的基本薪水应该是161,312美元。随着一些费用的增加,他的最终年收入为491,193美元。
目前,总统特朗普年的收入为40万美元,费迪南德以49.1万美元的收入比特朗普还多赚了近10万美元,更是疯狂碾压佐治亚州州长BrianKemp约15万美元的年收入。当被问及他的薪金与他的工作是否相称时,费迪南德拒绝回答此问题。

根据费迪南德的说法,2018年,他的税务办公室从富尔顿县政府得到2250万美元的财政拨款,这笔款项占富尔顿县税收总额的1%。
有人对他拿到富尔顿县的财政拨款产生质疑,但亚瑟费迪南德面对质疑时坚定而挑衅的表示:
“我有权为我在税务办公室的工作征税,也有权利使用富尔顿县1%的税收,这是佐治亚州法律,这是这个城市应该付给我的服务费。纳税人可能无法直接享受这笔钱的服务,我并不关心其他人因征税而得到什么,但我十分清楚我自己的价值。我敢发誓,在我从事的任何一项关于政府的工作中都没有做违反法律规定的事情。”
这是多年来费迪南德第一公开谈论他的薪金时所发表的评论。在这之后,他取消了与正在调查收入来源的记者的访谈。
尽管佐治亚州法律要求政府官员必须向公众提供财务报告,但费迪南德至少自2010年以来一直没有向纳税人披露过他的额外收入。AJC花了几个月来追查费迪南德的收入,发现他的收入涉及到富尔顿县辖区至少15个城市。

那么为什么费迪南能够合法的拥有如此之高的收入呢?
原来,自1945年以来,佐治亚州的税务专员被允许保留一部分税务费用作为工作补偿,直到1976年才实施税务专员工资统一标准。
但因为费用计算方式差异极大,所以其实并没有达到真正的统一。例如:有些费用要基于城市税收的百分比;又有些费用基于每项税收的单价金额。调查同时记者发现,税务专员与城市之间的合同也各不相同,在某些司法管辖区,税收甚至是在没有书面协议的情况下收取的。
这些乱像经过2007年的一系列改革后,仍旧存在。最近一些立法者再次呼吁佐治亚州应该重新审查收费制度,并期望在2020年会议上提出具体意见和建议。
有趣的是,目前除了佐治亚州,美国其他州的税务专员是无权收取税务作为补偿的。
当其他州的税务专员们得知佐治亚州的县税务专员可以合法地在管辖区收取城市税的费用时,不禁哗然。这些来自田纳西州、佛罗里达州和北卡罗来纳州的税务专员们惊得下巴都要掉了。
他们纷纷发言:
“天呐!还有这种事情?真令人震惊。”
“如果县政府使用政府资金补偿替政府征税的本地税务专员,我认为该税务专员应该面临监守自盗和滥用县财产的刑事起诉。”
据报道,目前佐治亚州至少有48名税务专员向他们服务的县政府收取费用。这些额外的费用少则数百美元,大则数几十万美元。
30年以前,阿拉巴马州也允许税务专员通过收取税收来增加专员的个人收入,但是该州在1982年修改了法律,将税务专员的工资从收费补偿转为统一透明的工资。
佛罗里达税务收集协会代表Young Qualls律师事务所的律师TimQualls表示:
“税务专员收取超出预算资金所需的费用是违法的!税务人员不可能拿到补偿费用的合同,并且说‘嘿,除了我的工资,我还会收你2%的服务费。’这绝对不会在佛罗里达发生!”
但这种事情却实实在在发生于现在的佐治亚州。就在8月8日,费迪南德重新和富尔顿县签订了新的合同,新合同中增加了新的需要审计的城市,并申请了更多的资金来分配他的工作。并且他取消掉了新合同中要求额外的费用划拨给新办公室的建议,而仍旧直接转给他本人。
费迪南德表示:
“是我推动手下员工勤勤恳恳工作,并为他们的工作负责,州法律规定,税务专员可以申请额外的补偿费用!我不认为任何人都应该在没有得到适当补偿的情况下工作!”
对他的新合同表示质疑的人有不少,而且有两位专员对新合同的费用结构表示失望,他们视新合同为“不恰当”和“从根本上是错误的。”但新合同最终以4-2的投票获得批准。

新合同将持续50年,或直到费迪南德不再是富尔顿县的税务专员。
费迪南德也是有支持者的,其中包括富尔顿县主席Marvin Arrington,他说他对费迪南德的补偿“毫无问题”。
但年复一年,费迪南德收取的补偿费用最终高到令公众哗然。
2017年,佐治亚州法律修改了某些税收条款,堵住了这些税务专员的收入来源,但费迪南德通过出售税收留置等手段,居然收取了更多的费用。他在2017年之后增加了对亚特兰大业主收集特殊的911紧急服务评估费用,仅这一项就能让他有71,000美元的收入。亚特兰大的居民们也根本不会意识到支付的911费用中有一部分是税务专员的收入。
在如何花样税收上面,费迪南德可以算得上是“兢兢业业、勤勤恳恳”了,就是名声太差~
目前,这位“勤勤恳恳的”税务专员住在亚特兰大西南约30英里的一个占地70英亩的农场。

小娅看到这一切只想问,现在学会计还来得及不?
住在富尔顿县的小伙伴们看完这个新闻有什么感想?是不是有些心塞呢?



附件(二)AJC的报道如下。

“Usually,work gets compensation,” Ferdinand told Fulton County commissioners Wednesday,when they questioned new deals with the cities of Mountain Park andChattahoochee Hills that will add an estimated $3,500 to his salary; and aJohns Creek tax collection renewal worth more than $27,000.Ferdinand is thehighest-paid public official in the state, making $491,193 a year, a recentAtlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found. Most of that income is fromfees he personally pockets for work conducted by his office.

Ferdinandtold the AJC Wednesday that the cities are getting a good deal by having himcollect taxes on their behalf, and that Fulton County also benefits.In 2018,Fulton County received $22.5 million from other cities for his office’s work,or 1% of the total tax money that was collected in the cities, according toFerdinand.“It’s state law, and it’s a necessary service the cities want me toprovide,” he said. “They probably can’t get that service for that money.”

Thecomments were the first time in years that Ferdinand has spoken publicly abouthis salary and the fees. He canceled an interview scheduled earlier this summerwith reporters who were investigating the sources of his income.This week,Ferdinand said he doesn’t care what others get paid for collecting taxes — heknows his own worth.“Why should I say no thank you?” Ferdinand said. “Thecounty salary that I receive is not commensurate with the responsibilities Ihave, as far as I’m concerned.”The pay structure allowed Ferdinand to more thantriple his $161,312 base salary. With the fees added in, he makes more than thePresident of the United States, and triple what Gov. Brian Kemp is paid. Whenasked at what point the money would be commensurate with the work, Ferdinanddeclined to answer.“I’m not trying to sugarcoat this,” he said. “If I’m doingsomething, I want to be compensated for it. Period.”The addition of new citiesto his contract requires audits, he said, and more work to properly distributethe money. He brushed aside a suggestion that the additional fees go to theoffice, and not him personally. Ferdinand said he pushes for his employees toget bonuses and pay raises for their work, but regarding the fees, “the statelaw says it comes to the tax commissioner.”“I don’t think anybody should workwithout being properly compensated,” he said.Commissioners on Wednesdayexpressed frustration with the new contracts and the fee structure. Two calledit “inappropriate” and “fundamentally wrong.” But the contracts were ultimatelyapproved, with a 4-2 vote.The three new agreements will last 50 years, or untilFerdinand is no longer the county’s tax commissioner.No one — including countycommissioners — questions Ferdinand’s success rate, which is in the high90-percent range when it comes to collecting taxes. And he does have somesupport, including from County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, who said he has“no problem” with Ferdinand’s compensation.But year after year, there is publicuproar regarding Ferdinand’s compensation.“A lot of our constituents think it’sinappropriate,” Commissioner Bob Ellis said. “It’s a valid concern. It’s beenwritten about for years.”It doesn’t affect Ferdinand.“You’d be surprised howmuch support I get on these things,” he said. “I’m a nice guy.”Ferdinand usedto collect more fees, from selling tax liens. State law abolished that sourceof income in 2017, but Ferdinand has more than made up for it, with theaddition of new cities and a $71,000 salary boost that comes from collecting aspecial 911 emergency services assessment on Atlanta property owners.It’s allon the up-and-up, he said.“You’ve got to make sure you don’t do anything thatbreaks the law in any one of these government jobs,” Ferdinand said.。

Google Translation as follows.

(10/2/20, 1719) Old money note: Friends living in Fulton County, please, during the general election on November 3, 2020,
Don't vote for this bad guy.
Why is he? Give himself a salary of 490,000!
Old money
A resident of Johns Creek
8/10/19


Those of us who live in Fulton County, GA are very familiar with the name Arthur Ferdinand. He is the County Tax Commissioner in our county government. You can see his name/signature on our car tax and house tax bills. Every year, we see it at least twice.

Recently, due to the introduction of "Why does the tax keep rising?" "(See Annex 1). I noticed his sky-high salary, more than 490,000 US dollars!

Anyone can click on the link below to immediately see the AJC report below. "County Tax Officer Arthur Ferdinand Increases His Salary." (See Annex 2)

$491,000! What great position? What great technology? What great contribution?

A county tax officer, why does he get such a high salary? We can compare him with a governor, with a county chief/Sheriff ratio, with an entrepreneur, with a professor, scientist, and inventor. . .

The salary of the President of the United States is only 400,000, and the salary of the Capitol Hill is only 170,000! The governor's salary is only 140,000! According to the salary of the top tax officials of the past five federal governments, the highest did not exceed $180,000, and the average was only 170,000. The salary of an army general is only two hundred thousand dollars.

In Georgia, the salary of a county chief/Spheriff is an average of 110,000.

Yes! This is an unreasonably high, extremely high salary! This is very irritating!

He is not an entrepreneur, not a general, not a scientist, not an inventor, and does not have a patent. . . Why?

1. He is not an entrepreneur. The entrepreneur takes risks. His income is determined by the market value of his company and its products.
2. He is not an inventor. The contribution of an inventor to society can be epoch-making, but it is also determined by the market, determined by the contribution his creativity and design bring to human society.
3. He is not a special mission, like a governor or a president. . .
4. His personal talent and ability, hard work, no more than any normal CEO, CFO; no more than an expert in the same industry.
5. If he has made some achievements in the financial field, he has established one, not to mention brand new, at least it is original and has a fruitful contribution, whether it is a theory or a method, it has created for the financial accounting industry New and better ways. Then, it is also innovation, achievement, and special contribution. So what he should get is the reward in the industry/professional field, and it is not our taxpayers who pay him.
6. No, he does not meet any of the above. What he relied on was only a government agency with a special status as a compulsory tax official. Serve taxpayers and collect taxes for the government. This is his job as a civil servant. There is no particularity.

Why does he get such a high salary?

In a countylevel government functional agency director, there are other, we can say that more important functions and corresponding directors, for example, most of the taxes collected by his department are used for primary and secondary education. Take a look at your annual real estate tax, 77.4% is collected for education! His work is just for educational services. Look again, urban construction, medical care. . . In particular, police stations and fire stations are working hard to serve the people!

I can't judge, which one is the most important, but why does he get such a high salary?

If it is said that he did not violate any regulations, then we have to ask what regulations/rules are this? These regulations are unreasonable and need to be reformed! If there is a requirement to pay wages based on performance percentages, there should also be upper and lower limits, commonly known as Cap, Max and Min. These are common sense.

Decades. Some regulations were made half a century ago. What was the population of Fulton County at that time? How many businesses are there? How many banks are there? How much high technology is there? What kind of economic scale? Continue to scale according to the scale of the economy half a century ago, and this guy will get rich and die.

When tax commissioners from other states learned that the tax commissioners in Futon County, Georgia, could legally collect city taxes in their jurisdiction, they couldn't help but feel an uproar. These tax commissioners from Tennessee, Florida, and North Carolina were shocked to drop their jaws.

They all spoke: "Gosh! There is such a thing? It's shocking."
"If the county government uses government funds to compensate the local tax commissioner who collects taxes for the government, I think the tax commissioner should face criminal prosecution for theft and misuse of county property."
In the past few years, officials in small California cities paid high wages for themselves, and they all had their own reasons. However, they have no conscience, no moral bottom line, they are greedy, they are doing everything possible to exploit the loopholes of the system to "seemly legal" for their own benefit! After the media exposed it, they had to withdraw from what they shouldn't. And resigned and pleaded guilty.

This tax official in Fulton County is such a person who has no conscience, no moral bottom line, greed, and does everything possible to exploit the loopholes of the system to "seemly legal" for his own benefit!

This is why our property has been rising unreasonably! In order to provide him with a reason for his salary increase, we must keep increasing our property tax!

We should speak firmly, clearly and loudly, and pull him down!

We should complain strongly to the governor and the secretary of state/SOS.

If it is said that he did not violate any regulations, then these regulations are unreasonable. The state government should review and modify the unreasonable regulations. Reduce his salary to a reasonable amount.

Moreover, because of his greed and bottomless guardianship, he should be cut off. Financial work must be rigorous, selfless and fair, and you must not see money open.

This person is not qualified to be the tax officer of our county!
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