Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Your Payroll

You pay for a lot of people in Washington. The White House has to tell Congress every year what you get for your money over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Here are a few of the salaries your tax dollars pay:
  • White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card -- $161,000
  • White House Adviser Karl Rove -- $161,000
  • White House Spokesman Scott McClellan -- $161,000
  • Vice President's Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- $161,000

Those include some $4,000 a year raises. Gotta keep up with inflation.

At the bottom end of the food chain you have kids like Staff Assistant Sean White and Correspondence Analyst Benton Wilmoth IV (Can you say "Dad was a contributor.") -- earning an impressive $30,000. Impressive in the sense they can live on that in DC.

The National Journal has the complete list of every staffer's salary. (National Journal) [Image Credit: US Bureau of Engraving & Printing]

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