The Obama regime is now presiding over the Second Great Depression. But, you would not know that by looking at the White House. Not only are Barack Obama and Michelle Obama taking vacation every other day, on the taxpayer’s dime, but while millions of Americans are out of work, those who are doing their best to wreck the American economy are getting raises!
The White House released its annual salary report last week, and as usual, it's nice to work for Barack Obama: Most staffers who were there for more than a year got a salary bump. A bigger one than you did.
The last time we checked in on White House salaries, we found that an astonishing 75% of continuing staffers got raises from 2009 to 2010—a huge number given the fact that, according to compensation experts, most companies had skipped routine raises that year in reaction to the economic crisis that the White House was busy failing to solve. This time around—from 2010 to 2011—the ratio is a little less dramatic. Of the 270 White House staffers who have been there for more than a year, 146—or 54%—received raises. The average salary increase was 8%. If you look at only staffers who got raises, the average increase was twice that.
That's a much bigger raise than the average white-collar worker got. According to a survey conducted last year by the human resources consulting firm Mercer, most firms were projecting a 3% increase in base pay for executives. White House workers did nearly three times as well. Overall, it should be noted, the White House's salary budget contracted slightly, from $38.8 million to $37.1 million, largely because the number of staffers fell. The average salary also dropped from $82,721, or 65% above the median household income, to $81,765—or 65% above the median household income.
If Barack Obama were the CEO of a company, the board of directors would sack him for such an incredibly poor performance. His staff would be fired too.
Unfortunately we cannot fire them until 2012.
But maybe we can make them feel the economic pain that we are all feeling. When Congress returns, they must finish the budget authorizations for the fiscal year that begins on October 1. The budget must be cut and the best place to start is the White House. Tell Congress let’s cut the White House budget by 50%. Does Michelle Obama really need the staff that she has? She is not an elected official. She has a staff of twenty, including a chief of staff who makes almost $200,000 a year.
How about grounding Air Force One, except for overseas trips? Obama will be using it as his campaign jet in the next few months. While the exact operating costs for Air Force One are classified, the estimates are around $300 million a year. If Obama wants a campaign jet, let his campaign lease one. He says he is going to raise $1 billion for his reelection campaign.
He can even have his own logo on the plane.
I think that they should get paid for performance. I would say a 90% would be more accurate.
What the hell do they do that is positive, that helps America?
For six years the largest increase I got was about 3%, then I got layed off...
My question is: At what point exactly was I screwed?
I figure it was sometime around November, 2008...any guesses?
You should see what CEO's and others in Corporations received in raises and perks in 2008-Present.
They lay you off, more money for raises for them. That is how it works, no money for subordinates, only Management. They screw up, lose sales, you are their victim. How many managers do you know are placed
in a layoff? They go after to small guy, in schools, local governments, local businesses, etc.
When my School District was out of money, they terminated 50 workers. These workers average salary was 20K a year. Not one teacher, average salary 65K a year was in this layoff. Not one Principal, ave salary 100K, not one Supervisor ave salary 120K, not one psychologist, not one nurse, not one Assistant Superintendent making 165K a year. Not one Superintendent making 185K a year, etc. Not one travel budget was cut, education expenses, lawyers fee, material budget was cut. They got rid of the most productive people in the district, kept the unproductive, then gave raises at the end of the year to Management. That is how this works here in the US. Those is power screw those not in power. It happens all the time.
Why don't we have a national work stoppage?
It would be worth losing 3 days pay just to watch them beg THE PEOPLE to go to work so they can spend OUR MONEY that WE WORK FOR!
Washington will starve us if we let them. The only other option is to starve them first.
I think that would do it.......and you? LET'S DO IT! Figure a date and start pushing for it.
Hey Washington. I QUIT. I'll work when you start dying on the vine.