By Michael | The Truth
Once upon a time, working for the federal government was considered to be a sacrifice and it often involved a significant reduction in pay.
Millions of Americans felt that serving their country and making a difference more than made up for the reduced wages that they would receive.
Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Today, the federal government is the place to go if you want a cushy, high paying job with tons of benefits. It is incredibly hard to be fired from a federal job, and if you stick around long enough you will be guaranteed a huge pension for the rest of your life.
The laziness at some federal agencies is absolutely legendary. Trust me, I used to work in Washington D.C. and I have seen the mindset firsthand. Some federal buildings are absolute ghost towns at 5:01 PM. Hordes of federal workers are just putting in their time, collecting their fat paychecks and counting down the days until retirement.
And members of Congress are some of the worst offenders when it comes to milking the American people. Yes, members of Congress have fat salaries and enormous pensions, but it is the host of “funds” and “expense accounts” that they have access to where the worst abuse takes place.
For example, did you know that more than $33,000 was spent in 2010 on the hair care needs of U.S. Senators? That comes to more than $300 per Senator. The truth is that most members of Congress and most federal employees don’t really care that other Americans are absolutely breaking their backs to pay the taxes that fund this system.
Most of them enjoy milking the American people and most of them have absolutely no intention of changing the system that has been so incredibly good to them.
There is a reason why median household income is higher in the Washington D.C. area than anywhere else in the nation. The U.S. government is the goose that just keeps laying golden eggs. Over the past 40 years there has been an incredible economic boom in the areas of Virginia and Maryland bordering our capital. But it is not because those areas have added value to our economy. Rather, it is because the federal government has been sucking the lifeblood out of the rest of the country and has been showering it on millions of parasites that are living the high life at our expense.
Nobody is saying that we should shut the government down. All societies need government. However, the cold, hard truth is that our bloated federal government has gotten wildly out of control.
We desperately need to change course, because our federal government has become a deeply corrupt monster that just keeps getting larger and larger no matter which political party is in control.
The following are 16 sickening facts that show how members of Congress and federal workers are living the high life at your expense….
#1 Nearly 500,000 federal employees now make at least $100,000 a year.
#3 If you can believe it, there are 77,000 federal workers that make more than the governors of their own states do.
#4 In 2010, the federal government spent $33,387 on the hair care needs of U.S. Senators.
#5 In 2010, U.S. Senators pulled $72,370 out of the “Senate Restaurant Fund”.
#6 In 2010, U.S. Senators took $166,673 out of something called the “Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund”.
#7 In 2010, an average of $4,005,900 of U.S. taxpayer money was spent on “personal” and “office” expenses per Senator.
#8 Cooks working for the Bureau of Prisons make an average of $66,225 a year.
#9 During 2010, the average federal employee in the Washington D.C. area received total compensation worth more than $126,000.
#10 During 2010, compensation for federal employees came to a grand total of approximately 447 billion dollars.