How much would the new STF minister Kássio Nunes's salary be in bitcoin? How much the Supreme Court (STF) spends.
Bolsonaro made Kássio Nunes's appointment official for a seat in the Supreme Court (STF). Senate approval is still required, but this seems to be guaranteed. The choice was surprising due to Kássio's political ties to the government's PT opposition.
Kássio has been a judge of the TRF-1 since 2011 and he reached the position through an appointment made by former President Dilma Rousseff. This may mean that Brasilia's political fights are not as serious as they appear to be.
That the top of the Brazilian civil service has obscene salaries and detached from the reality of the Brazilian is a fact, but how much do these expenses cost converted into bitcoin? The result will surprise you.
It is worth mentioning that the STF is one of the highest courts that judges the most in the world and the gross salary of an STF minister can reach R $ 39 thousand or 37 times the minimum wage in 2020. This is the equivalent of 0.63 BTC in the current quote . The combined annual wages of the 11 ministers can reach an impressive 80 bitcoins. In 2019, the Supreme Court cost the public coffers almost half a billion reais or 8,390 BTC.
According to the Ranking of Politicians portal, in addition to salaries, the Supreme Court is also entitled to:
– R $ 15.78 million with medical and dental assistance;
– R $ 1.5 million with housing assistance;
– R $ 2.162 million with pre-school education;
– R $ 12 million with food;
– R $ 204 thousand with funeral and birth assistance;
– 87 vehicles, including 3 trucks;
– R $ 10.5 million with information technology.
The supreme court has an average of 222 employees per minister.
List of outsourced employees:
– 25 civil firefighters;
– 85 secretaries;
– 293 security guards;
– 194 receptionists;
– 19 journalists;
– 29 employees taking care of the binding;
– 116 cleaning staff;
– 24 butlers;
– 27 waiters;
– 8 oral health assistants;
– 12 child development assistants;
– 58 drivers;
– 7 gardeners;
– 6 joiners;
– 10 shippers of goods;
– 5 advertisers.
Lobsters, wines and other perks
Kássio Nunes was responsible for authorizing the controversial bidding for the purchase of wines and lobsters for the ministers of the STF. The bidding had been prevented by a federal judge, but this ban was pursued, with Nunes justifying not seeing irregularities in the terms.
The millionaire contract included “lobster medallions served with burnt butter sauce, roasted duck with orange or olives sauce, Chardonnay white wines with at least four international awards, caipirinha with 'high quality cachaça', aged in wooden barrels noble for one or three years ”.
In response, Nunes said that the food was destined “to the most senior national and foreign authorities, in official commitments in which the institution's own dignity, obviously, is exposed. This is not just an ordinary supply of food to the Magistrates of that Court, nor is it intended, the hiring, for any and all events. ”
For President Jair Bolsonaro, the attitude was correct:
“Are you going to disqualify the judge just because he gave an injunction to return the Supreme Court's menu? Well, if one judge in the first instance says he can't lobster, the other judge can say it's not worth the fries. Another, for example, who is a vegetarian, ‘we are going to end up with red meat at the Supreme Court,” said Bolsonaro.
It is not hard to imagine why Bitcoin has become such a popular asset to evade state currencies. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have great potential as an alternative way out of the traditional political and financial system.
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