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The Feds Lawyer Up -- 25,060 Lawyers Cost Taxpayers $26.2 Billion since 2007

Discussion in 'Round Table' started by gutdoc, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. gutdoc

    gutdoc Distinguished Poster

    New counts show the number of federal lawyers now exceed the individual public payrolls of twelve states or the top seven largest private law firms in the USA – combined. It’s Uncle Sam, Esq.

    Most Americans probably assume that Uncle Sam’s lawyers are employed at the IRS, or Department of Justice. Yet, agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are employing nearly as many lawyers as the IRS. The EPA employs 1,020 lawyers with payroll exceeding $1.1 billion since 2007, while the IRS employs over 1,400 lawyers. Last fall, in a piece at Forbes, I coveredthe EPA’s penchant for lawyers– the agency alone would rank as the 11thlargest domestic law firm.

    The Feds Lawyer Up -- 25,060 Lawyers Cost Taxpayers $26.2 Billion since 2007
     
  2. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    4,606
    7,413
    Jackson
    Shut down the useless law schools, all they do is produce leeches who suck
    at the public trough and make life miserable for the rest of us, let them find
    real jobs, as if they could!!!!!!!
     

  3. Blondie70

    Blondie70 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    There should be limits set for legal help for any govt agency. Cut Cut Cut
    Outlaw backhoes.....we gots lots of ditchdiggers ready for jobs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    All the local channels commercials are from ambulance chasers.
     
  5. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    5,666
    17,603
    NW MS
    Always seemed wrong that the Feds are allowed to use your own money (taxes) to lawyer up to whatever level it takes to beat you down.
     
  6. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I agree, they will drag everything out until you are both emotionally and financially drained. Yet some yahoo will file a fraudulent claim against the government and the same attorneys that screwed you, will write them a check for $20k because a nuisance lawsuit isn't worth fighting.
     
  7. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    4,606
    7,413
    Jackson
    If you're lucky, the one you hired to defend you in a lawsuit WON'T be already
    on retainer by the sleazes who are suing you and neglect to inform you of this
    "minor" conflict of interest and once the facts come out and you report him to
    the bar association's "ethics" committee, they too do absolutely NOTHING and
    then the shyster gets elected to the state legislature as a Democrap of course.
    So yeah, I LOATHE lawyers, each and every one of them is a self serving louse.
     
  8. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    Stephen Stamboulieh is A-OK:

    Stamboulieh Law, PLLC
     
  9. fordpkup

    fordpkup Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    All professions have bad apples in the barrel. We have some that are good guys on here.