It’s a close call between which group is more plentiful in Washington—liars or incompetents, and of course there’s a great deal of overlap. From MN Gordon at economicprism.com:
Sometimes I think of all the places I don’t want to go
Then I think of all the things I never want to do
Think of all the people I never want to meet
I close my eyes and I go to sleep
– Green Corn, NOFX
Prayers for the ‘Big Guy’
Being a government hack has its advantages. You get eleven paid holidays per year. You get promoted for poor performance. The benefits are superb. Best of all, you can get remarkably rich…even if you’re a screw up.
President Joe Biden, for example, has worked for the federal government for nearly 50 years. His net worth is about $9 million.
Yet Biden and his wife Jill really made the big bucks between 2017 and 2020, when Biden was out of office. Together, they hauled in $17.3 million in book deals and speaking fees. These are some of the fringe benefits of having been a government bigwig.