Now that 1-in-6 Floridians depend on food stamps and true unemployment is hovering above 20%, rest assured our Communist government overlords have made job creation their #1 priority — for themselves.
Federal Workers Are 17th Highest Compensated Employees In The Nation
(The American via Doug Ross) CNN Money has a nice survey of the 25 highest-paying companies in the country, outlining the average total compensation per employee in each one. According to CNN, the closest match to federal employment is Microsoft, whose average employee compensation is $132,023 per year, making it the 17th highest-paying company in the country.
This article – published on the same day – juxtaposes rather nicely…
Federal Workers Owe $3.4 Billion In Back Taxes
(Pantagraph) President Barack Obama has preached that all Americans should pay their fair share in taxes, but a government report finds that tens of thousands of federal employees — from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama’s executive office — collectively owe the government billions in back taxes.
Data from the Internal Revenue Service found that more than 279,000 federal employees and retirees owed $3.4 billion in back income taxes as of Sept. 30, 2010.
The data showed that 467 employees of the House of Representatives, or about 4.2 percent of the workforce, owed more than $8.5 million. In the Senate, 217 employees, or about 3 percent of the workforce, owed $2.13 million.
Obama’s staff was not immune, either, with 36 people in Obama’s executive office of nearly 1,800 workers — about 2 percent — owing the government $833,970 in back taxes.
The good news is, the total amount government employees owe in back taxes is down slightly from September 2009, when more than 282,000 federal workers owed $3.3 billion in taxes.
May I encourage readers to digest the parable of, ‘The Ant And The Grasshopper’: HERE
ObamaNation – Florida park to become tent city for homeless population: HERE
US Unemployment 20%+: HERE
False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE
Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claim: HERE
Ben Bernanke tells everyone at neighborhood bar how, ‘screwed US economy really is’: HERE
Will ignorance lead to a second term for the King of Fools?: HERE
Obama, ‘I will not rest until I finish another round of golf’: HERE
‘On the twelfth day of Christmas Obama gave to me…’: HERE
Bailout Payback? Realtors double-counting homes sales for last 5 years: HERE
Economic news from Big Brother, ‘The recession is over!’: HERE
1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE
The Ant and the Grasshopper parable: HERE
h/t: Robert Fine