The Cost of Government

Government_spending_1For those of us who are unaware, and I am guilty of it until tonight, here are the salaries of our elected and appointed officials who make up the major players within our government. They include the President and Vice President, all the Senators and Representatives, and the Cabinet members that I could find. The number that they make annually is appalling, especially considering the financial crisis that our country is in and the rampant unemployment we have.

 

The President
$400,000.00
Vice President
$225,521.00
Secretary of State
$199,700.00
White House Chief of Staff
$172,200.00
CIA Director, Director of Nation Counterterrorism Center
$172,200.00
Secretary of the Treasury
$172,200.00
US Attorney General
$199,700.00
Secretary of Labor
$199,700.00
Secretary of Agriculture
$199,700.00
Secretary of Homeland Security
$199,700.00
Director of the  Office of Management and Budget
$199,700.00
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
$199,700.00
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
$199,700.00
Secretary of Transportation
$199,700.00
US Trade Representative
$199,700.00
Secretary of Energy
$199,700.00
Secretary of the Interior
$193,300.00
Director of National Intelligence
$199,700.00
Secretary of Commerce
$199,700.00
Secretary of Education
$199,700.00
Secretary of Health and Human Services
$199,700.00
Secretary of Defense
$199,700.00

 

President pro tempore
$193,400.00
Senate Majority Leader
$193,400.00
Senate Minority Leader
$193,400.00
The other 97 US Senators ($174,000.00 each)
$16,878,000

Speaker of the House
$223,500.00
House Majority Leader
$193,400.00
House Minority Leader
$193,400.00
The other 432 voting House Members ($174,000.00 each)
$75,168,000.00

 

The total salary of the major players in our government is currently $97,767,121.00. $97.7 million per year. This is outrageous.

Semper Fidelis

-Richard D.

Richard, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I would like to remind our readers that you are always encouraged to share your own thoughts, opinions and research. Please submit articles to [email protected] -Dean Garrison

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