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Government Workers: From Public Servants to Masters
American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2009

Posted on 09/15/2009 9:48:27 AM PDT by Steelfish

September 15, 2009 Government Workers: From Public Servants to Masters

Ed Lasky Liberals love to denounce income disparities, but seem very comfortable with the rising gap between the wages of government workers and the rest of us.

In 2000, the average compensation (wages and benefits) of federal workers was 66% higher than the average compensation in the U.S. private sector. The new data show that average federal compensation is now more than double the average in the private sector. . . . It's time to put a stop to this. Federal wages should be frozen for a period of years, at least until the private-sector economy has recovered and average workers start seeing some wage gains of their own.

At the same time, gold-plated federal benefit packages should be scaled back as unaffordable given today's massive budget deficits.

There are many qualitative benefits of government work --such as extremely high job security -- so taxpayers should not have to pay for such lavish government pay packages" -- the Cato Institute's Chris Edwards, commenting on a new report on federal employee pay levels by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Chris Edwards of Cato provides the information in graphs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberals

1 posted on 09/15/2009 9:48:27 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

When you think of the socialism espoused by the Democratic Party as presently constituted ( and many of the RINOS as well ) think PLANTATION!!!

On a PLANTATION, the MASTERS are not subject to the same rules as the SLAVES!

On a PLANTATION, wealth is NOT shared or is monopolized, controlled and conspicuously consumed by the MASTERS.

On a plantation, moreover, some SLAVES are “more equal than others.”

These SLAVES are the enforcers...the ones who wield the whip......they are the new KAPOS!

2 posted on 09/15/2009 9:57:53 AM PDT by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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