White House Top 20 Raises…So Much for ‘Shared Sacrifice’

The military got a whopping 1.4% pay raise, which will be eaten up by taxes. Military retirees like myself, got zilch.

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  1. [...] White House Raises Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in Politics and tagged belt-tightening, economy, freezing salaries, White House Aides, White House raises. Bookmark the permalink. ← How Secure Is Your Information? [...]

  2. Posted by sfcmac on 05/08/2011 at 06:54

    Eric,
    So much for “fact check”:

    Obama famously instituted a salary freeze for all White House staffers earning more than $100,000 on his first day in office because “during this period of economic emergency, families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington.”

    But there wasn’t a lot of belt-tightening for the rest of the staff: We crunched the numbers and found that, of the 344 White House employees who were listed on the payroll in both White House’s 2009 and 2010 salary reports, 253—or 74%—got raises in 2010. And among that lucky overwhelming majority, the average raise was 9%. And plenty of people making more than $100,000 a year did get a raise as long as a title change came with it.
    http://gawker.com/5687778/white-house-staffers-got-a-bigger-raise-than-you-did-last-year

    MORE:
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Annual-Report-to-Congress-on-White-House-Staff-2009/
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/annual-records/2010
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-11-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm

    It’s accurate.
    SFC MAC

  3. Posted by Robert Wagner on 04/08/2011 at 18:51

    Did this pass the Snopes test ?

    I am having trouble getting a reply from Snopes ?????

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