Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Let them eat cake.

In my last blog I listed a few of what I considered to be the less important matters the Student Senators had debated and resolved this session, including this one:
A Resolution In Support Of Cake

A Resolution in Support of Cake

WHEREAS anthropologists have concluded that agriculture is the single most important human technology ever developed, and;

WHEREAS agriculture allowed the production of refined flours which are vital ingredients for delicious cake, and;

WHEREAS cake is by all means considered a tasty dessert and treat, and;

WHEREAS Marie Antoinette is frequently referenced to have said, “Let them eat cake!” and;

WHEREAS all must acquiesce to the irresistible power of cake, therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON:

THAT the ASUW wholly supports and consumes cake in all its forms and formally requests the presence of a scrumptious cake at the final meeting of the Student Senate’s twelfth session to be provided by the beloved SAO advisor.
All in fun, and quite yummy sounding.

But did you know that cake will cost the taxpayers money? To be exact, $13,745.00

That's because the four officers of the UW Student Senate draw a stipend each year.
SENATE CHAIR $4,403.

SENATE VICE-CHAIR $3,273.

SENATE SECRETARY $2,890.

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR $3,179.
Now I assume that they have classes so they must only do this what, 10 hours a week or so? If so, since the stipend is not for the summer session, that averages about 8 or 9 bucks an hour or so. Not too bad really.

Just thought you might wanna know who pays for them to tell us they love cake....

(Note- By the way....Yes, I know the "Cake" resolution is used for training purposes....

From the Minutes....
Alex Kim noted that R-12-1 A resolution in Support of Cake was entirely scripted and intended as instructional for new senators.

The resolution was presented using a pre-written script that was provided to members of senate. Please reference the script for detailed information regarding the resolution.
But honestly, it was there so I had to use it.)