According to a recent USA Today article Federal employees making annual salaries of $100K or more jumped from 14% to 19% during the recession's first eighteen months. 1700 employees in the FAA earn more than $170,000.
Net, the average federal civil servant is being paid almost twice what the average private sector employee (taxpayer) earns. (The White House, Congress, Postal Service Intelligence agencies and military were excluded from this Office of Personnel Management data.)
What's wrong with this picture?
Congress is useless. Their sole purpose seems to be deluding the American people into believing that they actually give a damn about their constituents and our nation. Read the article HERE
Want to really get hot? The latest round of pork barrel spending includes:
Senator Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) funding himself $2 million for the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) capturing $1.8 million for swine odor and manure management research in Ames Iowa.
Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.) gleaning $200,000 of our dollars for a tattoo removal program.
The national average of "per capita" pork spending is $29.60. In Alaska it's $322.34. In North Carolina it's $24.72. In the District of Columbia it's #185.52.
But, we can't afford heath care?
Here's a quote that seems to sum it all....
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." Frederic Bastiat