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