Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health is on track to make history by earning the largest federal employee pension in American history — bigger than the President’s salary.
The Daily Wire reports:
The government transparency nonprofit calculated that Fauci, who directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and works as Chief Medical Advisor to the president, will receive a $414,667 annual pension payout upon his retirement after Biden’s first term concludes. Because Fauci received a 5% salary increase from 2020 to 2021 and a 5.4% increase from 2021 to 2022, a conservative estimate of two more 5% increases leave him with a final salary of over $530,000.
Fauci, who has worked in the federal government for 59 years, currently earns more than National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, as well as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra — both of whom make $203,500 per year. President Biden earns $400,000 per year, while members of Congress earn $174,000 per year and Chief Justice John Roberts earns $258,100.
Median household income was $67,521 in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, implying that Fauci will earn more than six times what the average American family does.
Fauci told Politico earlier this week that he expects COVID to remain with the global population for several years. “We’re in a pattern now. If somebody says, ‘You’ll leave when we don’t have Covid anymore,’ then I will be 105,” he argued. “I think we’re going to be living with this.”