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This Bureaucrat’s 4 Hour a Week “Job” and 6 Figure Salary Epitomizes the Corrupt American Empire

The cushiest government job of all might belong to Jeffrey Farrow, executive director of an obscure federal agency called the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad (CPAHA).

Established in 1985, the CPAHA is tasked with preserving and protecting monuments and buildings “associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens abroad.”

Farrow works four hours per week leading this commission and collects an annual salary of $143,000.  He was appointed in 2001.

This incredible waste of taxpayer money was discovered in 2013 by General Services Administration’s inspector general.  But Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says nothing has been done since then to correct this and other inappropriate practices at the CPAHA.

He seriously doubts that Farrow “shares any personal involvement in the important mission of the commission.”

“Instead, his taxpayer-funded job at the commission seems to have been merely one more source of income for him.”

The six-figure government check is only a small fraction of Farrow’s income.  He is also a registered lobbyist working for Puerto Rico and the island nation of Palau, and is on pace to earn $1.3 million this year.

According to GovExec.com

The GSA IG report found the commission agreed to pay Farrow $104,000 per year to work eight hours per week. Instead, he took the higher salary and worked less than the scheduled amount.  He conducted his lobbying business attempting to attract Congressional appropriations to Puerto Rico and Palau from his federal office and using federal resources, and reportedly spent 90 percent of his time on that work. Extrapolated out, Farrow was earning the equivalent of a $1.5 million full-time salary.

This former Hilary Clinton presidential campaign manager also lets his underlings at CPAHA get in on the action, allowing contracted employees to take vacations and bill the agency for those hours, as well as sidestep the competitive bidding process.

The agency did not provide any answers to Sen. Johnson’s letter asking for “detailed expenditures, information on official trips, compensation packages for contractors, emails sent from the agency’s official accounts, minutes from meetings and the typical work week for the commission’s few employees.”

This almost comical situation represents the complete dysfunction of a bloated, out-of-control central government swamped with corruption.  We have a pointless agency staffed by friends of the ruling class, with a boss who parasitizes taxpayers for $687.50 an hour for doing virtually nothing.

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  • Wonder what the other 1.9 million make and do all day…
    Still believe we NEED government people?!

  • Wonder what the other 1.9 million make and do all day…
    Still believe we NEED government people?!

  • Wonder what the other 1.9 million make and do all day…
    Still believe we NEED government people?!

  • that’s criminal

  • that’s criminal

  • that’s criminal

  • I’ll take that job. 😉 Although, I’m not a corrupt person.

  • I’ll take that job. 😉 Although, I’m not a corrupt person.

  • I’ll take that job. 😉 Although, I’m not a corrupt person.

  • Work smarter, not harder 😛

  • Work smarter, not harder 😛

  • Work smarter, not harder 😛

  • That’s a shame when so many people would love to have a manufacturing job with 40hrs a week for a fraction of that

  • That’s a shame when so many people would love to have a manufacturing job with 40hrs a week for a fraction of that

  • That’s a shame when so many people would love to have a manufacturing job with 40hrs a week for a fraction of that

  • Oh…No…You must be mistaken…This is capitalism!

    • You have a very strange understanding of capitalism. You do understand that we have not been operating as a capitalist country in a very long time? The system of fusion of corporation and government is called fascist not capitalism.

    • I’m pretty sure it was a sarcastic statement.

  • Oh…No…You must be mistaken…This is capitalism!

    • You have a very strange understanding of capitalism. You do understand that we have not been operating as a capitalist country in a very long time? The system of fusion of corporation and government is called fascist not capitalism.

    • I’m pretty sure it was a sarcastic statement.

  • Oh…No…You must be mistaken…This is capitalism!

    • You have a very strange understanding of capitalism. You do understand that we have not been operating as a capitalist country in a very long time? The system of fusion of corporation and government is called fascist not capitalism.

    • I’m pretty sure it was a sarcastic statement.

  • stupidness. lobbyists should be made illegal

  • stupidness. lobbyists should be made illegal

  • stupidness. lobbyists should be made illegal

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Take a look 🙂

  • Members of Congress should be prohibited from lobbying for 4 years or more.

    • Ever?

    • There is never a proper time to allow corporations or private citizens (or anyone else for that matter) to bribe elected officials for favors.

  • Members of Congress should be prohibited from lobbying for 4 years or more.

    • Ever?

    • There is never a proper time to allow corporations or private citizens (or anyone else for that matter) to bribe elected officials for favors.

  • Members of Congress should be prohibited from lobbying for 4 years or more.

    • Ever?

    • There is never a proper time to allow corporations or private citizens (or anyone else for that matter) to bribe elected officials for favors.

  • My primary complaint is that I do not have a similar deal, but yes, our bureaucracy is a horrid and highly corrupted mess.

  • My primary complaint is that I do not have a similar deal, but yes, our bureaucracy is a horrid and highly corrupted mess.

  • My primary complaint is that I do not have a similar deal, but yes, our bureaucracy is a horrid and highly corrupted mess.

  • first ebola what next

  • What a sleezebucket!

  • first ebola what next

  • What a sleezebucket!

  • first ebola what next

  • What a sleezebucket!

  • Thank you. About time you put in a plug against perverse polarization of wealth in this country.

  • Thank you. About time you put in a plug against perverse polarization of wealth in this country.

  • Thank you. About time you put in a plug against perverse polarization of wealth in this country.

  • WELL WORTH OUTING THESE FOLKS

  • WELL WORTH OUTING THESE FOLKS

  • WELL WORTH OUTING THESE FOLKS

  • If we all know this, why isn’t something done about it ???

    • First they have to elect a committee to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing, then hire an independent investigator to oversee the committee blah blah blah blame liberals, blah blah blah, handouts….

  • If we all know this, why isn’t something done about it ???

    • First they have to elect a committee to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing, then hire an independent investigator to oversee the committee blah blah blah blame liberals, blah blah blah, handouts….

  • If we all know this, why isn’t something done about it ???

    • First they have to elect a committee to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing, then hire an independent investigator to oversee the committee blah blah blah blame liberals, blah blah blah, handouts….

  • When the average taxpayer gets paid less than half of the average pay for the “public servants” that they employ by the taxing of nearly half (and in many cases more) of our income than it is not in question who really works for who.

    • Please site a source for your made up statistics. The majority of people earn so little that they don’t pay taxes! Anyone who is paying “nearly HALF (and in many cases more) of their income” is rich beyond the dreams of your average American!

    • Maybe he’s referring to Canada, we pay way more taxes than you guys. Why don’t you cite a source or do your own research instead of condescending to others.

    • Maybe he’s referring to Canada, we pay way more taxes than you guys. Why don’t you cite a source or do your own research instead of condescending to others.

  • When the average taxpayer gets paid less than half of the average pay for the “public servants” that they employ by the taxing of nearly half (and in many cases more) of our income than it is not in question who really works for who.

    • Please site a source for your made up statistics. The majority of people earn so little that they don’t pay taxes! Anyone who is paying “nearly HALF (and in many cases more) of their income” is rich beyond the dreams of your average American!

    • Maybe he’s referring to Canada, we pay way more taxes than you guys. Why don’t you cite a source or do your own research instead of condescending to others.

  • After the revolution I’ve got dibs on his home of residence.

  • After the revolution I’ve got dibs on his home of residence.

  • Jerry Edmonds

  • Jerry Edmonds

  • Its the modern nazification for the corporate and filthy rich gutter trash as dictators.

  • Its the modern nazification for the corporate and filthy rich gutter trash as dictators.

  • LOL hard working lobbyist?

  • LOL hard working lobbyist?

  • Nauseating.

  • Nauseating.

  • It’s the I’ve got mine and I don’t care about you attitude of politicians.

    • There is a book titled when will we ever learn by Charles harder. He coined it. I just agree with it.

  • It’s the I’ve got mine and I don’t care about you attitude of politicians.

    • There is a book titled when will we ever learn by Charles harder. He coined it. I just agree with it.

  • You wonder what’s wrong with this country. Hmmm.

  • You wonder what’s wrong with this country. Hmmm.

  • Sounds legit

  • Sounds legit

  • lol thats some funny sh*t. only in merica

  • lol thats some funny sh*t. only in merica

  • You are fired!

  • You are fired!

  • No surprise that he is a former Clinton associate and Democrat.

  • No surprise that he is a former Clinton associate and Democrat.

  • At least we don’t get as much government as we pay for.

  • At least we don’t get as much government as we pay for.

  • FKG Cull them ALL for TREASON<<<

  • FKG Cull them ALL for TREASON<<<

  • WTF?

  • WTF?

  • they should make $60,000 and work 40 hours a week

  • they should make $60,000 and work 40 hours a week

  • Smh

  • Smh

  • Typical

  • Typical

  • Such a shame

  • Such a shame

  • 7 of the top 10 wealthiest counties in the entire nation all border DC. It’s no coincidence.

  • 7 of the top 10 wealthiest counties in the entire nation all border DC. It’s no coincidence.

  • The free people of this country have become Corporate and State assets (Turns out that the State is a Corporation as well). #AreYouMadYet

    It’s time for the American people to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution because those that have sworn the oath to do so refuse to uphold their oath of offices, and create an United States that will start doing the right thing again.

    The AMERICAN B.A.R. ASSOCIATION (A.B.A.) is committing treason against the United States of America, and no agency will investigate, nor do anything about it. The free people of America are being notified of these crimes against this country for this purpose.

    Associate Justice Brandeis (Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438)
    We must subject government officials to the same rules of conduct that we expect of the citizen. The very existence of the government is imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. As Brandeis puts it, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.”

    Please sign the petition:
    https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-indiana-governor-indiana-state-house-indiana-state-senate-u-s-citizens-defending-the-u-s-from-the-corrupt-governing-body?recruiter=8543467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    Do you have elected representatives, or do you have taxation without representation?

    Watch this, and decide for yourself.
    https://videopress.com/v/SXArwl4D

  • The free people of this country have become Corporate and State assets (Turns out that the State is a Corporation as well). #AreYouMadYet

    It’s time for the American people to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution because those that have sworn the oath to do so refuse to uphold their oath of offices, and create an United States that will start doing the right thing again.

    The AMERICAN B.A.R. ASSOCIATION (A.B.A.) is committing treason against the United States of America, and no agency will investigate, nor do anything about it. The free people of America are being notified of these crimes against this country for this purpose.

    Associate Justice Brandeis (Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438)
    We must subject government officials to the same rules of conduct that we expect of the citizen. The very existence of the government is imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. As Brandeis puts it, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means—to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal—would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.”

    Please sign the petition:
    https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-u-s-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives-indiana-governor-indiana-state-house-indiana-state-senate-u-s-citizens-defending-the-u-s-from-the-corrupt-governing-body?recruiter=8543467&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

    Do you have elected representatives, or do you have taxation without representation?

    Watch this, and decide for yourself.
    https://videopress.com/v/SXArwl4D

  • You didn’t mention all the perks such as heath coverage.

    • So if a someone steals from you, then uses some of that money to buy you somthing it’s okay?

    • Sorry. I meant the heath coverage etc. perks the bureaucrats receive besides the huge salary.

  • You didn’t mention all the perks such as heath coverage.

    • So if a someone steals from you, then uses some of that money to buy you somthing it’s okay?

    • Sorry. I meant the heath coverage etc. perks the bureaucrats receive besides the huge salary.

  • Sign Me Up…???

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