J. Russell Capps was involuntarily retired from the NCGA and also retired from the anti-everything-especially-education Wake County Taxpayers Association.
Just when you thought ol' Russ had ridden quietly off into the sunset, he reappears in public spouting outrageous lies.
“There are a tremendous number of employees – not teachers – that are making well-paid salaries,” Capps said at Monday’s Wake County Board of Commissioners’ budget public hearing. “The information that I got, and I think it’s correct, is that they have 1,776 staff – not teachers but staff – with salaries of $90,000 or above.”
But Renee McCoy, a Wake schools’ spokeswoman, said there are only 127 employees with salaries of $90,000 or higher. She said the number drops to 86 employees – half of them principals – with salaries of $100,000 or higher.
That's right, the real number is 7% of what the Cappster claimed.
Hey Russ, although you "think" the information you got is correct, it's not. It's not even close. It's an outrageous lie. Maybe next time you should check before making a fool of yourself in public.