Happy Holidays: Report Cites Bloated Paychecks, Bonuses for Govt Employees Funded by Taxpayers

Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

by NATE CHURCH
BreitBart.com
30 Dec 2017

A report entitled “Mapping the Swamp” describes a bureaucracy reportedly consisting of bloated paychecks and enormous incentives for government employees.

The report was published by OpenTheBooks.com, self-described with a mission to “post ‘Every dime, Online, In Real Time,’ of federal, state, and local government spending to provide transparency for smart government.” Open The Books is a function of American Transparency, a public charity that refuses government money and “[presents] hard data without policy recommendations,” in order to “enhanced public discourse with delineated facts.”

The cover of the report features quotes from both Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Ronald Reagan. It poses three essential questions: “Should the federal government reassess its payroll priorities?” Second, “is it necessary to maintain an expansive and costly bureaucracy?” Finally, “Does a large and widespread federal workforce facilitate good government?”

Inside, the report details the roughly $1 million per minute that taxpayers spend on the $136 billion in pay and benefits to federal workers — over $20.6 billion of which is contained within the Washington, DC “Beltway” alone. Recent years have reportedly seen a marked increase in large payouts, with 165% more federal employees making more than $200,000 a year, and 406,960 making at least $100,000. These findings prompted Open The Books to dub $100,000 the “minimum wage” for government employees.

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2 Responses to “Happy Holidays: Report Cites Bloated Paychecks, Bonuses for Govt Employees Funded by Taxpayers”

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    Working with the severely mentally ill managing their medications, sourcing services to aid then in retaining housing, food, medical care and meaningful community activities, going to court for mental health hearings, going to jail and mental hospitals, dealing with the most potentially dangerous portions of the population in an outpatient clinic and with a graduate degree most of us earn less than $50k per year. Underpaid? Absolutely, just ask the mental health court judges what they think of the services we provide. One of the dispossessed majority underpaid? Yes

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