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When He Retires, Dr. Fauci Will Recive The Largest Government Retirement Package In US History

Given that retirement benefits are based on an employee’s compensation in the first place, it only makes reasonable that Dr. Fauci would be entitled for the largest retirement package as the highest-paid government employee.

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Every year, Dr. Fauci makes more in basic compensation than the president and every other federal employee combined. His most recent yearly salaries, which are from 2018 through 2020, show that he reportedly made $399,625, $417,608, and $434,312 in those years. The base pay for the President of the United States is $400,000.

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You might assume that Fauci came about his lofty salary as a result of is increased visibility during the pandemic, but actually he received a “permanent pay adjustment” way back in 2004 under the Bush administration. His annual income increased from the $200,000 level to $335,000 as a result, and it has subsequently continued to rise.

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