I was listening to my right-wing nut-job talk radio yesterday when a familiar name popped up at the top-of-the-hour national news broadcast—none other than Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, who—with a salary of $13,000— is the lowest-paid mayor among mayors in the top 60 U.S. cities in population.

For what it’s worth, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan ranks 55th with a salary of $29,000.