This is an excellent resource for obtaining information of the salaries of many Federal Government employees, as of 2010. While I’ve seen various internet stories about this resource, I was amazed at the number of people not familiar with it. Unfortunately, if you are a small-government advocate, you may find yourself a little steamed when you see the size of these bureaucratic departments/agencies and many of the salaries within them.
Did you know:
The Federal Communication Commission
Current Annual Budget = $354 Million
(550+) Titled Lawyers @ $125,000/yr+
(57+) Titled Economist @ $130,000/yr+
(400+) Titled MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
(100+) Titled MISCELLANEOUS CLERK AND ASSISTANT
You know, the agency who has deemed pharmaceutical drug commercial advertising on TV a benefit to society, the agency who allows broadcasters to eat up 1/3 of your TV viewing time with commercials, while paying a subscription for the TV service, which was initially in lieu of having to sit through and watch commercials, the agency who deems a faceless T&A shot as fleeting nudity acceptable for all ages, the agency that allows broadcasters to implant 1/4 of your TV screen with ongoing promotions while you try to watch TV, an agency which has deemed that the consolidation and control of the airwaves (TV and radio) by a small number of corporations to be a great benefit to the American public, etc… So, you wonder why this agency seems to serve the interests of a small number of corporations over the American public? Because it does and you the taxpayer don’t count!