The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.
Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession’s first 18 months — and that’s before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.
Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector.
When the recession started, the Transportation Department had only one person earning a salary of $170,000 or more. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees had salaries above $170,000.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:55 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
Answer by PsWifey at 2:13 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
Answer by 29again at 2:17 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
Answer by 29again at 2:18 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
Well...I don't think you should throw all federal workers in one category. Politicians are there for themselves not us...does not matter the party! Otherwise no I do not believe in the rich keeps getting richer saying because if you punish/tax the rich (a.k.a. the ones who employ the "less rich") then they will retaliate by laying off/firing more working/middle class people. Does not seem very smart to me!
Answer by Brickhouse95 at 3:15 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
Brickhouse95 I agree with you, however with the 'rich' are Federal Bearucrats, it is the taxpayers who are paying for an increase from 1 to over 1600 employees making over $170,000 in one Federal Department. During a recession?? Seriously??
however when the 'rich' are Federal Bureaucrats
Answer by QuinnMae at 6:03 PM on Dec. 11, 2009