Audit Shows Taxpayers Provide $2 Billion For 30,000 Public Employees in Baltimore

Based on the amount of money spent on the city, Baltimore should be the envy of the entire country.

In reality, the money is going to an absurd number of public employees.

The Daily Caller reports:

Taxpayers Pay $2 Billion To Fund 30,000 Public Employees In Baltimore, Audit Shows

Taxpayers have paid nearly $2 billion in federal aid to fund 30,000 public employees in Baltimore at local and federal levels, an audit shows.

Baltimore reportedly has 13,522 employees with a combined payroll that exceeds $821 million annually. The mayor’s office paid $7 million in 2018 for the salaries of 111 employees and $1 million for public relations fees, according to an investigation auditors at conducted.

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“We found the city drowning in taxpayer dollars,” Open The Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski wrote in an editorial published in Forbes Wednesday.

Baltimore’s schools pay another 10,770 employees with a combined payroll of $619.3 million — $79.1 million spent outside the classroom, $11.4 million spent on psychologists, $16.4 million spent on social workers, $7.4 million spent on counselors, $2.7 million spent on bus drivers and $41.2 million spent on principals and assistant principals, according to the watchdog group.

“Based on our audit, one fact seems clear,” Andrzejewski wrote. “If more money for public employees was the answer, Baltimore’s challenges would have been solved long ago.”

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Federal workers in Baltimore amounted to 6,472 people who earned $521.4 million in 2018.

On a lighter note, volunteers, many of whom are Trump supporters, have decided to help clean up the trash in Baltimore.

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