Show Me the Money!

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By on December 23, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

As noted in an article posted on earlier today, the President signed an executive order setting the average pay increase for federal employees at 2.1% and setting a 1.9% pay increase for the Vice President, Congress, and Supreme Court justices. The President’s annual salary of $400,000 was not increased under the terms of the order.

The actual numbers generated by the 2.1% increase for federal employees are available now in the 2006 general schedule and locality pay tables. But what are the actual numbers for the 1.9% increase that the other government officials are getting? Here’s a quick breakdown:

Government Official New Pay in 2006
Vice President, House Speaker, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court From $208,100 to $212,100
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court From $199,200 to $203,000
House and Senate majority and minority leaders From $180,100 to $183,500
Members of Congress From $162,100 to $165,200

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