30 June 2014

Huge Supreme Court salaries

In the wake of today's unfortunate Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, I did some research to find out how much we're paying the Justices. According to an article on the Houston Chronicle's website, the Chief Justice earned an annual salary of $223,500 as of May 2010, while the eight Associate Justices averaged $213,900. And that doesn't include the fringe benefits.

That's what we're paying the conservative five to sell out our individual religious freedoms in favor of the conservative beliefs of business owners.

That's what we're paying Justice Clarence Thomas to sit quietly and unengaged during most hearings.

And that's what we're paying Justice Antonin Scalia to spew racist remarks from the bench.

At least Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg consistently earns her keep through her wise dissents.

Your tax dollars at work.

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