Stuart Varney of the FOX Business Network recently blasted the massive pay many federal workers enjoy. He blames Obama for growing the size and scope of government during his presidency. He also suggests President Trump is the cure for this situation.
The FOX News Insider reports:
‘Essentially Un-American’: Varney Calls Out Bloated Salaries of Federal Gov’t Employees
Stuart Varney said a new report about federal employee pay is a sign that government bureaucracy is out of control.
According to the report, titled “Mapping the Swamp” and released by government watchdog group OpenTheBooks, 400,000 federal employees make more than $100,000 a year, 30,000 make more than $190,000 and 78 departments and agencies have an average employee salary of $100,000 or more.
It also revealed that the average federal employee is given considerable paid time-off, including 10 federal holidays, 13 sick days and 20 vacation days per year.
“Granted, many of these highly-paid government workers have professional qualifications. Got it. And they work in very stressful situations. Got that too. But it grates, doesn’t it?” Varney said on Fox Business Network on Wednesday.
He said it’s annoying that a small business owner who wants to expand might have to ask for permission from a federal employee who makes more than they do – and who doesn’t like business in the first place.
Watch the video:
He makes an excellent point!