According to a Forbes estimate, Anthony Fauci is set to rake in the highest ever federal government retirement package in US history with his annual income surpassing $350,000.
The White House’s top COVID adviser, who’s 81, has shown no indications that he will retire any time soon after 55 years as a federal employee.
Since 1984, Fauci has acted as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, and if he retired now, Fauci would still make $350,000 per year on retirement and his pension and benefits would continue to grow with the cost of living adjustments.
Fauci has become somewhat of a superstar among Democrats after he became the point person on the White House coronavirus response under Donald Trump and continued that role with Joe Biden. He was frequently glorified by the left for criticising Donald Trump in the early days of the pandemic.
On the other hand, Republicans have called for Fauci to be fired and have slammed the doctor for his agency giving a gain of function grant to the Wuhan lab, which they claim led to the development of the COVID 19 virus.
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said on air with a COVID panel that she wasn’t a Fauci groupie, and that she had been vaccinated three times and mask adherent.
She said that she buys KN95 masks by the caseload and that they’re in every pocket and that she wears them everywhere except when she sits down.
The infectious disease expert has preached avid mask-wearing and getting vaccinated, including boosted against coronavirus. This quickly led Trump supporters to turn against the doctor, arguing he was trying to take away freedoms by mandating masks and vaccines.
In 2019, Fauci had a wage of $417,608 and in 2020 was bumped to $434,312, giving him two consecutive years of being the highest-paid federal worker. Fauci even out-earned the president, four-star generals and the remainder of his approximately 4.3 million colleagues in the federal government.
As president, Joe Biden, 79, earns $400,000 yearly.
Information hasn’t yet been released for Fauci’s 2021 earnings, but Forbes filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain all financial disclosures, which a federal judge was required to produce starting February 1, 2022.
The Office of Personnel Management notes that federal employees with such a long service like Fauci can retire and still earn 80 per cent of their average earnings from the last three salaries they earned, plus any credit they’ve left for sick leave that wasn’t taken.
I wonder how much he will get from China?
But the reality is Fauci said that he wouldn’t be retiring any time soon, so why are we stressing about it now? Although no government worker should be getting this much pension because it’s a stupid amount of money, and someone out there should be able to make a spellbinding film about all this.
Fauci is perhaps the worst administration official in the history of the United States and he will have got the biggest retirement package, that’s if he doesn’t die before gets it. Now tell me the US isn’t screwed up.