Skip to comments.FED WORKERS ENJOY BOOM TIME: Average pay Now at $71K
Posted on 12/11/2009 10:03:15 AM PST by dragnet2
Fed Workers Enjoy Boom Time; Average Pay Now at $71K...
Try not to punch holes in your walls after reading this.
its amazing how they continue to increase their pay while most americans have had to tighen up the belt after losing jobs or having pay cut drastically...
FIRE THEM ALL AND PRIVATIZE.
In healthcare we have not been hit quite as hard as most other industries.
Yet, as we cut back on hours and other employee niceties, the one entity I fear losing my good staff to, is the government. They are booming and flush with cash....my cash.
Government employees...the new middle class.
Mandarins with cheap neckties.
We also will continue this because there are not the force to do what it takes. E-mails & Tea Parties with signs don't get it. Sniveling leftist won't vote their handout electors. Alexander Tyler states the obvious.
This is a straw man. The problem is the man behind the curtain. The shadow government. Look behind the smoke at the Federal contractors. They are multi millionaires on the backs of the American people. There are at least as many federal contractor employees as Federal employees, maybe more, that receive tax payer money. Many who make at least $200,000 a year. They have no caps on their income. But the media ignores this. Most of DC is federal contractors.
Some of whom are loyal Freepers.
No doubt, and likely hard workers too.
Still does not change the dynamic of federal employment as a whole being bloated, inefficient, and predatory upon the tax payer.
I used to live near DC, and was singularly unimpressed with these multi-generational pests for the most part.
We've all been betrayed by government at ALL levels... The public servants have become the elite ruling class, where you do not question their arrogant all controlling authority or else...
Anyone notice that starting about 20 years ago, all the government buildings started to resemble fortresses?
CCTV cameras on rooftops, electronic card ID entries, barbed wire topping their compound walls, bullet proof glasses in all the government facilities, secured parking for their employees, automated vertical barriers...
This is all for terrorism right?
ER....automated vehicle barriers...
As the tax payers are beat like a drum...
Take a look at benefits (never mind greater job security). That’ll really get you upset and make you ask:
Just who is working for who here?
Let the class warfare begin.....remember how sweet it was before the corporate downsize, then lay the offs......boo-hoo, now the pension’s gone the way of Enron.
Try withholding your hard earned income from this corrupt bloated government, and you'll find out.
Who do you think does the work?
The permanent full time federal employees, most of whom are affirmative action hires, spend all day yapping it up with each other and finding new ways to get through a day (when they bother to show up, which is about 65% of the time) without doing anything useful or fulfilling any of their job responsibilities.
Contractors work like animals because they know they can get released at any time.
The money can be good, but there are no benefits or paid time off, and the jobs are temporary.
Post 13 raises a good point. Why are our rulers so afraid of us? I noticed this about 15 years ago when I went to my local congressman’s listening session at the local high school. There were two local cops standing beside him on the podium as guards. There was no hot button issue at the time and we lived in a very nice suburban area where crime was low.
We voters, by and large, follow the laws, pay our taxes and take care of our families. We are docile, yet our rulers treat us as not yet arrested felons who cant’ be trusted with guns or to petition our government. Time to be less docile???
Blacks are over-represented in many Federal agencies. Affirmative action gone wild
Hispanics don't benefit so much
They have not figured out this racket yet at least for Federal employment
Precisely. Folks, tyranny’s already here. Like a previous poster said, Tea Parties and e-mails are not enough to undo what’s happened to what used to be a free republic.
Welcome to the IRS!
I have yet to speak to the same person twice in a week. They are OFF for some reason. And, of course, the next person doesn't have a clue what I told the first person and couldn't care less.
Whaddia mean begin?
For years now the private sector wages have been stagnate, now millions in the private sector are losing their homes, investments, careers, jobs, and businesses while the government has grown in size and scope, increasing wages, salaries and lottery style government employee benefits. All this while government continues to grow, and is clearly becoming an all controlling, punitive dictatorship.
As a career federal employee, I would note (as the article does) that a prime reason so many federal salaries are above 100K is that the federal government hires many more people with advanced degrees and skills than is found in national workforce at large. So it’s natural that compensation would be higher for those folks.
I would also note that even though such managers with advanced skills are paid at rates over 100K in the federal government, they could make significantly more in the private sector.
Inquiring minds want to know.
I was waiting for the Free Republic's big government lobbyist to show up.
Tell me Mr. Federal Government Employee, what are all these hundreds of thousands of non-military/national security Federal Government employees doing in these hundreds of high rise buildings, in all these cities across the fruited plain where they need to be highly skilled, with advanced degrees?
If you could be specific?
Watch for the governments response to #27.
In addition, if you could tell me Mr. Federal Government Employee, with all these thousands of highly skilled, government employees with their advanced degrees, how is it possible that you people have totally screwed up this government, and our entire economy not to mention our borders and trade policies?
How in the f*** is this possible?
If you could be specific?
Plenty of “green shoots” if you’re a government bureaucrat.
They certainly care. They care that you show them the money.
WERE DID YA GO MR. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE?
Are you going to tell us Mr. Federal Government Employee, with all these thousands of highly skilled, government employees with their advanced degrees, how is it possible that you people have totally screwed up this government, and our entire economy not to mention our borders and trade policies?
How in the f*** is this possible?
If you could be specific?
As a Federal employee, I take exception to that remark!
The truth hurts.
So, “the truth” is that I should lose my job because you’re pissed off that I make more money than most in the private sector? Piss off!
Ya think I'm gunna let you get away from this comment without you responding to me repeated legitimate question?
You're wrong Mr. Federal Government employee.
ANSWER THE STINKING QUESTION:
Tell us Mr. Federal Government Employee, with all these thousands of highly skilled, government employees with their advanced degrees, how is it possible that you people have totally screwed up this government, and our entire economy not to mention our borders and trade policies?
How in the f*** is this possible Mr. Government employee?
What do you expect from a government that has ballooned to 26% of this nation’s GDP..........
Actually, you (and I) voted the ones responsible for this mess into office, and most of them will probably be reelected again next time.
BS...Don't give me this cockn'bull crap that it's the voters fault for the government at all levels being ever expanding and corrupt.
Look, you probably sleeping or drunk when the government waved through *millions* of illegals aliens and American hating foreign nationals, that have corrupted, compromised and undermined our entire electoral process...
Some of us know whats going on here. People like you are obviously sound asleep or just stooopid.
Wake the hell up@!
What private sector? Government owns 60% of GM, nationalized our mortgages. They are getting ready getting ready to nationalize 1/6th of our economy when they nationalize health care.
Will there be a private sector for our children?
The highest-paid federal employees are doing best of all on salary increases. Defense Department civilian employees earning $150,000 or more increased from 1,868 in December 2007 to 10,100 in June 2009, the most recent figure available.
When the recession started, the Transportation Department had only one person earning a salary of $170,000 or more. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees had salaries above $170,000.
The trend to six-figure salaries is occurring throughout the federal government, in agencies big and small, high-tech and low-tech. The primary cause: substantial pay raises and new salary rules.
I will watch.
But I will expect to see and hear naught but...
You peasants need to pay your taxes.
We desperately need the money. :)
You've got that right!
I meant care about explaining what they did or didn't do that caused you to owe the money in the first place. After all, they aren't responsible for their mistakes! And, good luck getting them to correct any of their mistakes!
That's ok. I'm sure the refunded ACORN will teach them all they need to know to game the system the way blacks have been doing for decades now (reparations). Meanwhile, white, middle-class taxpayers go further and further into the hole and towards that 'working poor' category....even while being discriminated against (reverse discrimination) in the workplace when it comes to hiring and laying off (companies are scared to death to lay off blacks...for 'some' reason).
How much longer are we going to put up with this Sh#t? Until we have nothing left, but our very lives, to lose?
You don’t “make” more money, you’re GIVEN more money.
“In addition, if you could tell me Mr. Federal Government Employee, with all these thousands of highly skilled, government employees with their advanced degrees, how is it possible that you people have totally screwed up this government, and our entire economy not to mention our borders and trade policies?”
I think your ire is more correctly focused on elected officials and political appointees, not the career civil service. We provide options for the “politicals” and manage programs, but the folks who take government in one direction or another (and I gather you’re not happy with some of those directions) are led by elected officials. By the way, you might be surprised that the work of the vast majority of civil servants doesn’t change much with the election of one party or another. The business of government is a necessary function, as both parties agree.
In the minds of the anti-government freepers that abound here, there is no difference.
So what would you suggest needs to be done to reverse this tyranny?
If you could tell us, Mr. Federal Government Employee, with all these thousands of highly skilled, government employees with their advanced degrees, how is it possible that you people have totally screwed up this government, and our entire economy not to mention our borders and trade policies?
How in the f*** is this possible?
You respond by blaming others in the government??...LOL!!
Blame it on elected officials and political appointees, not the career civil service.
So you're just part of the highly skilled, with advanced degrees, government employee dead beat, tax parasites.
What do you smart people do all day?
Then in the next breath below, you support this corrupt bloated, criminal government.
The business of government is a necessary function, as both parties agree.
According to you, the government salaries are so high because the government hires super smart, highly skilled people with advanced degrees yet you say, or have implied all your bosses are all corrupted incompetent frauds.
If this is the case Mr. Federal government employee, what are all you over paid, super smart, highly skilled government employees, with advanced degrees doing all day?
Maybe you can tell me Mr. Marine Inspector...If there are thousands of super smart, highly skilled, government employees with advanced degrees, as Mr. Federal Government employee above suggested, why is the government, our economy, and things like our borders so lawless, chaotic and declining?
I'll ask again, what are all these thousands of non-military/national security, super smart, highly skilled, highly paid, government employees with advanced degrees doing, that it requires such smart people with these advanced degrees?
This is a joke right?