The Renewal Negotiations Saga: How About Cutting This?

In doing a little news searching I came across the following little gem courtesy of Gothamist:

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April 15, 2007 — A city public school teacher makes a puny starting salary of $45,000.
But actor Matthew Broderick, who played one opposite Reese Witherspoon in the high school romp “Election,” is used to pulling down $9 million.
Rookie NYPD cops can expect $25,100 a year: Kevin Spacey, the spotlight-loving cop in “L.A. Confidential” is raking in $600,000 for a 10-week Broadway gig. It’s The Post’s look at who-makes-what. At least it’s comforting to know that if we elect the richest man in NYC, he’ll work for just a buck. Here, we reveal some of New York’s secret salaries:

Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, $100M
Dick Wolf, exec producer of “Law & Order” series, $70M
David Letterman, “Late Show” host, $40M
Richard Parsons, CEO of Time Warner, $22.5M
Regis Philbin, “Regis and Kelly” host, $21M
Jason Kidd, Nets point guard, $17.5M
Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder, $17M
Sean “Diddy” Combs, hip-hop entrepreneur, $16M
Gisele Bundchen, supermodel, $15.2M
Katie Couric, CBS anchor, $15M
Diane Sawyer, “Good Morning America” host, $12M
John Thain, NYSE CEO, $10.15M
James Gandolfini, actor, $10M
Carl Pavano, Yankee pitcher, $9.99M
Bill Clinton, former president, $9M (from private lecture circuit)
Conan O’Brien, “Late Night” host, $9M
Matthew Broderick, actor, $9M
Heidi Klum, supermodel/”Project Runway” host, $8M
Eli Manning, Giants quarterback, $7.5M
Joe Torre, Yankees manager, $7M
Isiah Thomas, Knicks head coach, $6.9M
Rachael Ray, TV host , $6M
Meryl Streep, actress, $5M (for “The Devil Wears Prada”)
Mario Batali, celebrity chef, $5M
Kyra Sedgwick, actress, $4M
Chuck Scarborough, WNBC news anchor, $3M (co-anchor Sue Simmons makes $500K less)
Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, $2M
Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” host, $1.5M
Kevin Spacey, actor, $600,000 (for 10 weeks on Broadway)
Eliot Spitzer, governor, $179,179
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, $165,200
Ray Kelly, NYPD commissioner, $162,800
Rookie public school teacher, $45,000
Rookie police officer, $25,100
Edward Egan, cardinal, New York Archdiocese, $18,000
Michael Bloomberg, mayor, $1 (in lieu of official mayoral salary of $195,000)
Auxiliary cop, $0

I think I know where Dick Wolf can cut some budgetary fat…his annual salary.

“Cut the salary, save the shows”.

Appropriately snarky music (Oink Oink)


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