(FiveNation.com)- If the 81-year-old fossil heading up the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ever decides to retire, he will walk away from his job with the highest federal retirement package in the history of the federal government.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom we learned in 2020 was the highest-paid federal employee earning over $434K a year will, upon retirement, qualify for a pension of up to $350,000 a year.
It’s obscene, isn’t it?
How much wealth did the American people lose over the two years of the COVID pandemic? How many businesses went bankrupt? How many Americans depleted their savings and lost their jobs?
And the man who played a central role in that economic devastation is sitting pretty on top of an enormous pile of cash courtesy of the same taxpayers he ruined.
This man has been a government bureaucrat for 55 years. In 2004, Fauci made $200K a year. Sixteen years later, he was the highest-paid government employee.
And unlike out here in the real world, Fauci’s pay raises aren’t exactly small. From 2004 to 2007, Fauci’s pay jumped by 68 percent – going from $200K to $335K.
Federal employees who have sucked at the government teat as long as Fauci can earn 80 percent of their 3-highest average salaries plus credit for sick leave when they retire.
As yet, we don’t know how much Fauci made in 2021. But his three highest salaries up to 2020 qualify him for a federal annual pension of $333,756 plus cost-of-living increases.
On top of that, Fauci is also eligible to receive the annuity payment that applies to federal employees with more than 10 years on the job. That amounts to an additional $8,344 per year.
If Fauci’s 2021 salary is at or higher than his 2020 salary, this 3-year salary average would boost his retirement to $347,500 a year plus the $8,344 a year annuity payment.
Last month, the 81-year-old Fauci told Jonathan Karl on ABC News “This Week” that he has no plans to retire “until we get this under control.” Comparing COVID to World War Two, Fauci said he wasn’t walking away halfway through the war.