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

+/-1800 employees

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

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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!

What the hell does the FCC need to have almost 1/3 of it’s positions filled with lawyers? Now you may begin to see why our Federal Government is out of control and broke.

Can someone tell me why we need this and how this has happened? Your comments are welcome!
Here’s another great Federal Government agency with a huge budget and payroll.

BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS

1750+ employees
(850) @ $95,000/yr+

Current Annual Budget =  $681 Million

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Here’s what they claim to do at the taxpayers’ expense

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV Martí, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)—Radio Sawa and Alhurra Television.

BBG broadcasters distribute programming in 59 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 165 million people via radio, TV, the Internet and other new media. The BBG works to serve as an example of a free and professional press, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is a bipartisan board comprised of nine members. Eight, no more than four from one party, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate; the ninth is the Secretary of State, who serves ex officio.

Get the highlighted part about “as an example of a free and professional press”. Free my ass when they are spending over $680 million of taxpayer dollars. We already have an organization that acts as a propaganda arm of Federal Government. It’s called the “Mainstream Media” (MSM), which in reality is only mainstream for the ignorant American sheeple. I guess this acts as the arm of government propaganda for the rest of world’s ignorant sheeple. Do you want your tax dollars supporting a program that should be provided privately?

Here is the legislation that allows for this agency to exist.

Please provide feedback/comments about why or why not the taxpayers should fund this program that was initiated during WWII to combat propaganda from the Axis Powers.