Obscene Salaries of Elected Politicians-Fiction!

Obscene Salaries of Elected Politicians-Fiction!

 
Summary of eRumor:
 
This is a forwarded email that lists the salaries of elected officials.

The Truth:

 
This eRumor was written when Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House and the numbers are so out of date that we have classified this as fiction!
Lets bring this up to 2014 standards:
The salaries below were found on the websites  About.com US Government Info and General Services Administration.
Office                                      Annual Salary         Retired Salary
President $400,000                   $199,700
Vice President $231,900                   Based on service in the House or Senate
Speaker of the House  $223,500                   Based on service in the House or Senate
Majority Leader $193,400                   Based on service in the House or Senate
Minority Leader $193,400                   Based on service in the House or Senate
Congressional Representative $174,000                   Based on service in the House or Senate
According to the About.com U.S. Government Info site, “Members of Congress receive retirement and health benefits under the same plans available to other federal employees. They become vested after five years of full participation.”
 

Military Salaries
 

According to the GoArmy.Com website non-deployment salaries depend on rank/pay grade and how many years in active duty:

 
According to the Military4Life.Com website Active Duty members of the military can collect additional deployment combat zone military pay entitlements.  They depend on a number of factors such as  Basic Allowance for Subsistence, Per Diem and Hostile Fire Pay /Imminent Danger Pay.  The report said that on top of these entitlements that all income for both enlisted personnel and warrant officers is tax exempt while they are in the Combat Zone Area.
Teacher Salaries
 

According to a December 13, 2013 article by the Washington Post the salaries of teachers range from $39,580  to $75,279.  The article said the the U.S. average for teachers salaries is  $56,383.


Teachers Salaries by state
 
 
Posted 03/21/14
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