Should Tax Dollars Be Used To Support Non-Profit Executives Earning More Than President Obama?

Via a political process we’ve agree that it is reasonable for the president of the U.S. to earn $400,000 per year. Does it make sense to use tax dollars to support non-profit organisations whose employees pay themselves more than that?

This Wall Street Journal article by Senator Jim Demint says that Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio executives earned between $$370,000/year and $1.2 million per year. Regardless of whether or not the non-profit organisations could have found people to work for less money, there is a reasonable question of whether the government should forcibly collect tax dollars from folks earning the median $16/hour wage and feed those dollars to public broadcasting employees earning far more than President Obama.

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