Friday, November 12, 2010

While the American People Suffers White House Staffers Got a Bigger Pay Raise

When Obama took office he famously put salary freeze for all White House staffers earning more than $100,000. He said,"During this period of economic emergency, families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington."

Well, it seems he partially said the truth. According to a special salary report to Congress, seventy-four percent of White House staffers making less than $100,000 did get a raise.

It seems there wasn't a lot of belt-tightening for the rest of the staff. According to watchdogs, they 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.

I guess Obama felt his staff were doing a great job they deserved a raise.

Read story: White House Staffers Got a Bigger Raise Than You Did Last Year