The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.
Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.
Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector….
….When the recession started, the Transportation Department had only one person earning a salary of $170,000 or more. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees had salaries above $170,000.
That’s a cool $287,300,000 per year bite on the American taxpayer from just one Federal department that doesn’t do all that much for the average taxpayer. (Calculated ate just the $170k figure. Add on about 30% for benefits and it soars to $373,490,000. Per year. Think about how much good that money could do on, say, infrastructure projects.)
And the bureaucracy will explode with the advent of ObamaCare. Much of that money will be spent on obscene salaries for bureaucrats and solid platinum benefit packages for them – that exempt them from the tender mercies of ObamaCare.
They are robbing us, right under our very noses.
This is not about you, the taxpayer. This is about them, the ones who will dictate to you – while living very, very large on your money.
Some politicians, like Obama, keep trying to whip the public up over Wall Street pay while hiding this. Bureaucrats are pulling down obscene salaries that will continue for years and years. Not bonus payments, salary and benefits that will drain American tax money for decades to come.
Get mad people. Get calling. Make this stop before it is too late.
(Frankly, I’m shocked that a lot of conservatives are not screaming outrage over this right now. Almost as stunned as I am that USA Today broke this.)