A story in today’s DNT alerted me to a new website “legistorm” which displays the salaries of all the capital hill workers.
I haven’t exactly been astounded by the blizzard of press releases in the past month which suggest that Jim Oberstar is the only congressman passing any laws or making any appropriations. I worked for a Congressman one summer 35 years ago who had a staff half the size of Oberstar’s but who managed to crank out plenty of PR stuff.
Apparantly this site went down the first day it appeared because so many Capital Hill staff were busy finding out how much everybody else made. Its cooled down since. Here’s a quarter by quarter listing of Jim’s staff and their salaries.