Grab the Duct Tape on This One !

The following are 10 mind blowing facts which show how members of Congress and federal employees are living the high life at our expense….

#1 When you total up all compensation (including health care and benefits), the average income for a federal worker in the Washington D.C. area last year was $126,369.
#2 In 2005, 7420 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year.  In 2010, a whopping 82,034 federal workers were making $150,000 or more per year.  That is more than a tenfold increase in just five years.
#3 In 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense had just nine civilians earning $170,000 or more.  When Barack Obama took office, the U.S. Department of Defense had 214 civilians earning $170,000 or more.  In June 2010, the U.S. Department of Defense had 994 civilians earning $170,000 or more.
#4 Last year, federal employees “earned” approximately 447 billion dollars in total compensation.
#5 According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, federal workers earn 30 to 40 percent more money on average than their counterparts in the private sector.
#6 Today, one out of every 12 people living in Washington D.C. is a lawyer.  In New York City, only one out of every 123 residents is a lawyer.
#7 More than 50 percent of the members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires.
#8 The median wealth of a U.S. Senator in 2009 was 2.38 million dollars.
#9 Insider trading is perfectly legal for members of the U.S. Congress – and they refuse to pass a law that would change that.
#10 The percentage of millionaires in Congress is more than 50 times higher than the percentage of millionaires in the general population.
Meanwhile, most of the rest of America has been going through economic hell….
-The standard of living in the United States has fallen farther over the past three years than at any other time that has ever been recorded in U.S. history.
-According to the Federal Reserve, the combined net worth of American families has fallen by $5.5 trillion since 2007.
-Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.
-According to Paul Osterman, a professor of economics at MIT, approximately 20 percent of all employed Americans are making $10.65 an hour or less
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8 years ago

Murrika, ain’t it grand? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, reality raises its ugly head. That LTG better watch out she doesn’t get men in black suits a’knockin’ on her door askin’ WHATEVER it takes to take her out! To paraphrase Will Rogers, w/politicos like these, who needs enemies? Best part is, they’re all home-grown, no furriners! Well, there be a’plenty in the feral gubbmint, and the War Department [that’s what we used to call it before PC terms were applied] is full of ’em figgering ways to get a few hundred billions for another boondoggle ‘ginst… Read more »

8 years ago

Oh my, Steve, what happened!!? The other guy’s long gone, right?

8 years ago

Must be nice to live so high on the hog… no worries…plenty of choice cuisine on the table… vacations at random places… usually w/a vacation home to boot… no healthcare $ worries… fat bank accts… and with or without ever getting re-elected… retire to the lap of luxury. Which, is fine if you are the general population who can do so… But these? When there are so many out of work and cannot feed their families, how DO they sleep at night, while time lingers on and jobs and the economy are in the toilet because they are too ‘busy’… Read more »

8 years ago

….AND they exempt themselves from most of the rules and regulations they enact….sounds like the 1% to me.
Don’t forget the FULL PENSION after four years.