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Subscriber Special: We Mapped 'The Swamp'

December 27, 2017 09:14 AM
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"We found small and large agencies across the federal government gaming the system for personal gain - 
and it's expensive for the taxpayer." 

Showcased in primetime on the 
Laura Ingraham Show
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OPENTHEBOOKS OVERSIGHT REPORT - MAPPING THE SWAMP - A STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE

Published by OpenTheBooks
Download our oversight report here

Download our press release here

Search our interactive map of the 2 million federal bureaucrats by ZIP code across America, click here.
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BREAKING: MAPPING THE SWAMP
LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW
FOX News

Primetime interview - Launching our report
Watch our 5-minute segment here.
   
 
In America today, the administrative state and our expansive federal workforce perform a critical and sometimes controversial role in our society.

The center-left sees value in establishing federal programs to help the "little guy" through a wide-ranging and expert federal workforce. 

The center-right, on the other hand, argues elected officials have delegated too much power to the federal bureaucracy, which now poses a threat to individual liberty and private sector prosperity. 

Modern Washington, D.C., which is a nexus between the federal bureaucracy, special interests, and elected offices, has been nicknamed "The Swamp."
 
Our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - Mapping The Swamp, A Study of the Administrative State (FY2016) reveals the size, scope, and power of the federal government. 
 
Here are some 'Key Findings': 
  • 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!
Download a PDF copy of our report, click here.

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.

Join the Transparency Revolution! It's Your Money.

Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski)
CEO & Founder, OpenTheBooks.com

Matthew Tyrmand
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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