Reclassification of Salaries; Joint Hearings Before the Committees on Civil Service, Congress of the United States, Sixty-Seventh Congress, First Session, Relative to the Reclassification of Salaries. May 17 to June 16, 1921

Reclassification of Salaries; Joint Hearings Before the Committees on Civil Service, Congress of the United States, Sixty-Seventh Congress, First Session, Relative to the Reclassification of Salaries. May 17 to June 16, 1921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... you concerning one point that I have always had in mind. The higher-salaried man spent a good deal of his salary for the things which do not enter into this index figure proposition. While I have felt, of course, the pinch of the decline in the purchasing power of the dollar, I have not felt it to that extent. Dr. Fisher. These figures, I think, are a fairly good measure even for Congressmen, although they were collected for workmen whose incomes were between $1,000 and $2,000, and there would be a slight difference because they spent a larger percentage for food than you, and their food has gone up more than your food, and because a smaller percentage is spent for luxuries; and luxuries, many of them, have not gone up as much. Representative Black. That was a point that I thought might well be considered. Dr. Fisher. Yes; it should be considered. But these are the best data we have got, and I want to call your attention to the fact that the index number that I gave you was not an index number for wholesale prices or for food--those are the two most often quoted--but this index number includes clothing and rent and the other things, based on special index investigations made by the Bureau of Lalor Statistics here for the cost of living. And, by the way, I wish very much that it was possible for these statistics to be continued. We can not get too many facts on this subject. We lack the facts; and among your false economies which have been put in effect is taking away the appropriation for making these statistics, which are the basis for the judgment that you men and others must make as to what action must be taken. The evil that I want to emphasize now, however, is not the suffering of Congress; it is not my sympathy for Congressmen, it is not...show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675754
  • 9781236675750