President Trump came into the nation’s capital promising to ‘drain the swamp’, and to some degree he’s done that with dozens of major regulations getting the ax.
Which doesn’t include forced attrition from Obama holdovers who’ve finally given up.
But a new report shows that growth in salaries for federal bureaucrats has outpaced salaries for members of the US Senate.
According to the report, recent pay hikes have increased the average salary and benefits package of federal workers to over 120 grand.
Yes, that’s the average.
The upper end of the benefits range is just short of a cool two hundred.
If Trump wants to win over voters in the run-up to the mid-term elections, this is a fight he needs to pick.
It’s time to cut the fat!
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The top paychecks of federal workers are set to grow again next year to a six-figure number that rivals the $174,000 salaries of America’s 535 House and Senate members.
Under a new federal order, salaries for most bureaucrats in the General Service will rise next year when the cap on top pay hits $164,000.
And for the upper reaches of the government, senior executive service employees will be allowed to earn a maximum of $189,600.
The Washington area, where the bulk of federal workers are employed, will get the biggest pay raise under the order signed by President Trump before Christmas. There, the increase for General Service workers will be 2.29 percent.
The average federal worker in 2016 earned $86,365. With benefits, the total compensation was $123,160.