Budget season is upon us. The White House will release its fiscal year 2015 budget tomorrow, but according to several news sources, the Senate will not write, debate or pass a budget this year.
President Barack Obama earns $400,000 a year or about $0.76 per minute (if he works every minute of the day, month and year, which we know he doesn’t). Last week the president spoke for 65 minutes on the State of the Union, which means for those remarks he earned $49.47.
The House and Senate last week gave their final approval to the fiscal year 2014 spending bill. The legislation included $1.182 billion for House operations next year and $859.3 million for the Senate. Both figures represent cuts from fiscal year 2013.
The House and Senate returned last week to convene the second session of the 113th Congress.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden earns $179,900 a year or $3,460 a week. In his annual Wastebook released last week, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) highlighted some very questionable spending at Bolden’s department.