Britney Spears' dad gets a big fat raise. Merry Xmas, Daddy!

Jaimespea_james_56291305_600 Recession? What recession?

Layoffs, cutbacks, bailouts and bankruptcies are no concern for Jamie Spears, who has the most secure job on the planet, micromanaging his talented daughter Britney Spears' career and life.

And he's doing such a great job that he just got himself a raise! He's now making about $75 an hour to look after his own daughter, something I think -- and correct me if I'm wrong -- most dads would do for free.

According to People, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner boosted Papa Spears' conservatorship income by $51,000.

Since February, Jamie, 56, has been looking after Britney to the tune of $10,000 a month.

Court Commissioner Reva Goetz has now raised Daddy's fee to about $16,000 a month.

Here's the kicker. Goetz also made the pay raise retroactive.

Wait, there's more.

Jamie was also given an additional $1,200 a month for "office expenses," which Goetz said was justified by Britney's personal and professional life being back on track.

Is it any wonder that Britney feels like Jamie's personal trained monkey?

No way she's ever getting out of this circus.

She'll be singing and dancing for Daddy until he's in the grave.

What do you think? Should a father get paid to look after his own daughter?

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Photo: Jamie Spears. Credit: WireImage