Local October 2, 2012 | 10:26 am

Cardinal: Time to revise “outrageous” pensions, high salaries,

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Catholic Cardinal yesterday said it’s time to revise the "outrageous" pension and the high salaries granted to some officials based on an injustice.

"For me these things appearing in the press are a scandal. It’s a shocking, absurd and disproportionate thing in this country when there’s so much poverty and people making a few pennies," said Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez

The prelate, while officiating a mass to mark International Day of the Aged, called the wage gap and pensions for senior citizens the same issue. "Equal work, equal pay, there shouldn’t be any difference, it should be reviewed."

The Cardinal said it costs nothing revise the pension laws or for the agencies to review the regulations by which they are granted. He said he hopes the situation will not last a lifetime, because "someone will have to pin the tail on the donkey."

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