September 6, 1987 |
Brazil's "maharajahs" are under fire. The maharajahs, who get their nickname from the rich princes of old India, are the overpaid bureaucrats that taxpayers love to hate. Every country has them. In Brazil, thousands of them make thousands of dollars a month, in regal contrast to the $100 or less earned monthly by two-thirds of all Brazilian workers. The latest uproar over the maharajahs has been raised by the Brazilian press, and some politicians.