Friday, February 2, 2018


By Jeff Simpson

Just to put some numbers in perspective - In Arkansas:

Asa Hutchison, the Governor of Arkansas, makes $86,890/yr.

Asa Hutchison has over $2 million dollars in the bank for re-election. 

A State Legislator in Arkansas makes $39,400/yr w per diem  of $153/day.  

The following data are the most current income statistics for Arkansas from the US Census Bureau, are in 2016 inflation adjusted dollars and are from the American Community Survey 2016 5-year estimates.
Median Household Income: $42,336.Average Household Income: $58,850.Per Capita Income: $23,401.2.6% of Households in Arkansas are High Income Households that make over $200,000 a year.
 The median home cost in Arkansas is $114,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.12%. Arkansas public schools spend $10,688 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383.

Arkansas has a 17.2% poverty rate.

Approximately 2500 people in Arkansas are homeless

As President and CEO at WAL-MART STORES INC, C. Douglas McMillon made $21,841,988 in total compensation. Of this total $1,278,989 was received as a salary, $4,851,561 was received as a bonus, $0 was received in stock options, $15,224,706 was awarded as stock and $486,732 came from other types of compensation.
 University of Arkansas System trustees have voted to give a 2 percent raise to system President Donald Bobbitt, which will increase his salary to $510,000 a year.

 Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $44,490
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,730
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $47,970

 The buyout life is the best life, and former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will be living right after being fired by the Razorbacks shortly after their season-ending loss to Missouri in November 2017.
According to a release from the Razorback Foundation, Bielema is eligible to receive up to $11.935 million in monthly installments through December 31, 2020.  Backdating that to December 2017, that would be $322,567.57 per month. That figure is subject to the right of offset, meaning any coaching salary he receives during that time frame would be deducted what's owed to him by Arkansas.Bielema went 29-34 overall in five seasons at Arkansas, 11-29 in the SEC. In 2017, his Hogs went 4-8 overall and 1-7 in conference play

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