|This is how much it annually costs EU taxpayers to fund the former maoist J.M. Barroso and the other EU bureaucrats.|
4,5 thousand million euros (4,500,000,000 € )!
The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Sassoon): EU institutions' staff members are not subject to national income tax. Instead, salaries paid by the Commission to its officials are subject to a community tax which is paid directly back into the EU's budget. An additional levy is also in place for EU officials. These taxes result in around €700 million in revenue for the EU budget each year. The total salary bill of the European Commission and other EU institutions totals €4.5 billion every year.
Source: House of Lords; Written answers, Tuesday 18 December 2012.