your tax dollars

I just saw on the TV that the FDA is broken had can’t do produce inspections properly. The FDA claims it needs $275,000,000 to hire 490 new people for its staff, so it can inspect our food and keep it safe.

Excuse me?

That’s almost 600 grand per person. Why would it cost $600,000 to hire a food inspector? Let’s try this:

$60,000 per year salary, two weeks vacation, major medical and dental.

Now you can get 500 people for about 4 million, instead of 275 million.

Why are the inmates running the asylum anyway?