Federal Pay Explodes
The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.
Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months — and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.
Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector. [...]
The growth in six-figure salaries has pushed the average federal worker's pay to $71,206, compared with $40,331 in the private sector.
And that's before benefits, which include massive pensions and top-of-the-line cradle-to-grave heath care, which most private sector workers don't get.
the most entitled of all entitled classes.
How come they always threaten to leave and make more money in the private sector, but rarely do? Or worse, they bounce back and forth, eventually winding up as an overpaid private consultant on the gov't payroll. I will not vote for any candidate who does not vow to take down the government employee unions.
So long as the federal government can print money to cover its deficits, or sell bonds to foreign countries, nothing will change.
I'm still not used to 1.5 trillion dollar deficits as being normal.
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