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Transparency Advocate: Feds Salary Website Tool Shows Depth of Washington's 'Swamp'

Transparency Advocate: Feds Salary Website Tool Shows Depth of Washington's 'Swamp'
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By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 07:32 AM

A website tool that shows all federal salaries puts on display how deep Washington's "swamp" reaches, government transparency advocate Adam Andrzejewski said Wednesday.

"We literally map the swamp," Andrzejewski told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" about the tool, included on the Open the Books website. "The 2 million federal civil service employees [are listed] by zip code . . . you can click and pin in your zip code or any zip code across the country and see your little piece of the swamp anywhere across America."

The tool helps show how expensive running the government has become, said Andrzejewski.

"It's $1 million a minute, it's a half-billion dollars a day," he said Wednesday.

Show co-anchor Steve Doocy showed how the results show that there are many government employees making more than $100,000 a year, and there has been a 165 percent increase from 2010 to 2016 in federal employees who make more than $200,000 a year.

Andrzejewski, who explains the website program in depth in a Fox News opinion piece, told Doocy that bonuses to many government employees also were costly, and did not always go to people who would traditionally make high salaries, such as doctors, scientists or attorneys.

"The top bonus in the entire federal system last year went to a human resources manager," he said. "It was $141,000."

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