Your Tax Dollars At Work: 77,000+ Federal Workers Paid More Than Governors
And the Ruling Class wonders why Tea Partiers think that government is bloated?
More than 77,000 federal government employees throughout the country — including computer operators, more than 5,000 air traffic controllers, 22 librarians and one interior designer — earned more than the governors of the states in which they work.
The findings, from a Congressional Research Service report requested by Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, were released at a time when public workers’ salaries and benefits are under scrutiny across the country as governments try to streamline.
CRS reviewed 2009 salary figures, the most recent available, and found 77,057 employees who earned more in annual pay than their respective governors. Of those workers, 18,351 were doctors — the highest percentage. The second-highest total was for 5,170 air traffic controllers — likely both front-line controllers and their supervisors.
I admit that physician and air traffic controllers are high-stress, high-expertise jobs… but then so is being the governor of a state.
Just another example of Fedzilla gone wild.