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While the nation continues suffering through a financial crisis, federal lawmakers from both political parties remain incredibly generous with tax dollars, doling out millions in bonuses to members of their staff including those with six-figure salaries. Considering that unemployment is at an all-time high and the federal budget is in desperate need of slashing, this is the last thing Americans need to hear. The bonuses, distributed my members of Congress, ranged from $2,000 to about $5,000 and totaled more than $21 million. The money was distributed shortly after the federal government finished the year with a $1.3-trillion budget deficit. The data, which can be viewed here, was compiled by a Washington D.C. nonprofit dedicated to tracking congressional salaries.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
It's those goddamned teachers' unions that are killing the country!
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
Average Salaries The average salary for a congressional chief of staff is $120,051.55, according to the Open House Project website. The average salary for district directors is $84,346.63. Deputy chiefs of staff make $84,121.66, with legislative directors earning an average of $72,137.79 and deputy district directors making $61,389.93 on average. Congressional communications directors earn $58,359.05 on average, and press secretaries make an average salary of $50,524.05. The salary for a congressional aide is $39,906.24 and for a staff assistant, it is $29,890.54.
Perhaps it wouldn’t seem so modest if the money came out of the legislators’ pockets. Not surprisingly, no one cared to comment on the bonuses that went to congressional staffers who make six-figure salaries.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
reply to post by MIDNIGHTSUN
Teachers unions are doing their part to destroy the country. They contribute to the dumbing down of the students have benefit packages that are crippling many local governments.
Originally posted by UtahRosebud
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