Gawker's John Cook did some investigative reporting and found that "of the 344 White House employees who were listed on the payroll in both White House's 2009 and 2010 salary reports, 253--or 74 percent--got raises in 2010."
Gawker published a list of the White House's top 20 raises and guess who the biggest winners were? Communicators. COMMUNICATORS! Speechwriters, assistant press secretaries, and communication directors of various stripes. And why not? As we all know, the White House has done a bang up job communicating to the press and the public.
Ahem. Sorry. Something stuck in my throat.
So, I guess the big question is: Did you get a raise in 2009 or 2010?
Here's the chart of the bigges raises that Gawker published: