The cost of hiring and retaining a federal bureaucrat may be going up for taxpayers.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 626, the "Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act." This bill would give federal employees up to four weeks of paid (that is, by taxpayers) parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

How generous of Congress with our money.

What this bill would do (and it has yet to pass the Senate) is to increase the cost of hiring a federal bureaucrat.  Based on my calculations from May, it costs between $2 million and $11 million to hire a federal employee for a working career.  Isn’t that enough?  How much more do taxpayers need to pay for each federal bureaucrat?