Shaming the unshameable – The Economists take on public sector wages and high taxes in Brazil

In an article in today’s edition, the British magazine The Economist did not spare criticism to the government spending on it’s public workers. In a report entitled “shaming the unshameable – how bureaucrats steal taxpayers,” the publication shows the difference in wages of Brazilian workers in private sector and workers in public sector.

The magazine cites gains of R$ 7200 per month for a driver in the city of São Paulo, who recently left available on the internet the salaries of all employees. But attacks also the R$ 62,000 monthly received by the President of Congress, Senator Jose Sarney (PMDB-AP).

– The majority of Brazilians earn 13 wages per year, but lawmakers will have 15, two of them as “clothing assistance”. In all, Congress spends R$ 6 billion a year on staff.

And you were wondering why taxes in Brazil are so high?!

Read the full article here: http://www.economist.com/node/21556916

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Joe Cloud
Dutch, American, Brazilian... lived there for 5 years and owns property in Brazil. Out of the country for a few years now and would like to go back, however current circumstances tell me it's not the right time.
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