No, they don't make a "government" check. They make a "donors" check, though, and hence, since we are the corporation, in essence, I think we have a collective right to be critical. It isn't that people within the RP organization "made money". NOONE would expect people to devote 40 hours+ per week for nothing. It's just that after it was disclosed that Benton made a $500,000 killing, we all became very suspicious, rightfully so, of the others on "staff".
If TATE.... feels comfortable earning the amount he does, if that it's not over-kill, then, why not publish it in this forum. WHY NOT? Because he's on the take for a lot more than we all would be comfortable with.
So, stick it, GRANGER! You rationalize a sad position, imho.