Had the City Council not approved the raise, Chief Goitia said, "I don't envision that I would have seven sergeants walk out the door, but I also don't envision that I will have their hearts and souls in the job."
One week later President Barack Obama vowed to forge a new era of government openness and froze the pay of his top staff members who earn more than $100,000 to show Americans their leaders could also tighten their belts amid economic crisis.
"However long we are keepers of the public trust, we should never forget that we are here as public servants, and public service is a privilege," President Obama said.
Is there is disconnect here?
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