'How MUCH is that federal salary?' Now you (and all taxpayers) can help drain the swamp
Our OpenTheBooks editorial
Published at FOX News
GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG GROUP COULD BE
KEY TO DRAINING THE SWAMP
David Asman Interview
FOX Business "After The Bell"
SWAMP - BY THE NUMBERS
AN INVITATION TO PLAY THE GAME
Steve Doocy Interview
FOX and Friends
MAPPING THE SWAMP
A STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE
Published by OpenTheBooks
Just how deep is the federal bureaucracy?
Now you can find out yourself, zip code by zip code, with an interactive tool we've built at our government transparency web site, OpenTheBooks.
It's a game the whole taxpaying family can play!
Use it and be amazed - and also help out reform-minded legislators and White House staffers by finding clues to the federal waste, overspending and bloated government in your very own neighborhood. Click here to access the map below.
Our interactive map helps you search the swamp in any of the 29,390 U.S. ZIP codes, each marked on the map below with a pin. Just click a pin (ZIP code) and scroll down to see the results that will then appear in the chart beneath the map.
During the holidays, over 150,000 citizens used our interactive map for 600,000 searches. Over 20,000 people downloaded our study.
Here are some 'Key Findings' from our report:
- 1.97 million civil service employees at a total cash cost of $136 billion. Every minute, the federal government pays its disclosed workforce $1 million. Every eight-hour workday costs more than $500 million.
- Over the last six-years, the number of federal employees making $200,000 increased by 165 percent.
- More than 400,000 federal bureaucrats made $100,000 incomes. Furthermore, nearly 30,000 rank-and-file employees out-earned all 50 state governors receiving more than $190,823.
- After just 3-years of employment, federal bureaucrats receive 43 paid days off - that's 8 1/2 weeks. We estimate this perk costs taxpayers $22.6 billion annually.
- A new 'minimum wage' for federal employees: at 78 agencies, the average employee made more than $100,000.
- Presidio Trust - a small federal agency in San Francisco - paid out three of the four largest bonuses at the federal government, including the largest in FY2016. The biggest bonus ($141,525) went to an HR Manager in charge of payroll.
We literally 'Mapped The Swamp':
Search our interactive map of the 2 million federal bureaucrats by ZIP code, click here. Just click a pin and scroll down to see the results rendered in the chart beneath the map.
See a small piece of the federal bureaucracy in your ZIP code or any ZIP code across America.
Do you have a website?
Our interactive map has shareable HTML code, so any website can quickly install the widget. Help your readers search the 2 million federal civil service employees by ZIP code.
Join the Transparency Revolution! It's Your Money.
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski)
CEO & Founder, OpenTheBooks.com
Deputy Director at Large
Want to see the 63,000 Illinois public employees making $100,000 ? Click here to read our Forbes piece and search our interactive map.
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