Claim: Chart shows top 20 raises given to White House staffers in 2010.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2011]
Well here you go folks – outrageous salary increases at the WH. Go Google and set your search parm to white house top
Remember in November
Remember: no Cost of Living Adjustment for seniors for two years.
HMMM…17% to 86% RAISES IN SALARY FOR HIS WHITE HOUSE STAFF MEMBERS!!. NO WONDER WE CAN’T HAVE A COST OF LIVING INCREASE & HE WANTS TO NOW RAISE OUR TAXES ALSO. SOUNDS LIKE THE ADMINISTRATION IS REALLY LOOKING OUT FOR THE VOTERS, DOESN’T IT ????
Origins: This graphic detailing the “White House’s Top
The chart is accurate as far as it goes, but by itself it does not include the context that 19 of the
Last updated: 11 August 2011
Cook, John. “White House Staffers Got a Raise Last Year, And You Did Not.” Gawker. 6 July 2011. Fader, Carole. “White House Staff Got Pay Raises, But There’s More to the Story.” Jacksonville.com. 7 August 2011.
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