02 July 2009

18% Pay Hikes at the White House

I know after taking office President Obama signed an order freezing the pay of his senior staff, I also know that Mr. Obama didn't sit down and personally review the pay rates of all 486 White House government employees, but...

He would have had to sign off on them all. Sigh. When the government is hemorrhaging money (granted, for good reason...but hemorrhaging none the less), an 18% increase in the White House payroll budget just doesn't seem very responsible to me.