The Washington Post reports today that the average salary of a white-collar government worker in DC is now $75,483. To the jaded residents of the Beltway, this is chump change. But to the typical taxpayer, this is real money.
So how distressing is it that President Bush bumped up this figure by shoving through a 4.1% raise, retroactive to January 11? Why is the Bush Administration throwing hard-earned tax dollars at unionized government workers who will never vote for him?
A lot of regular Republicans continue to scratch our heads over the actions of the administration.