But, but.. FEDERAL WORKERS ARE ALREADY OUTRAGEOUSLY OVERPAID!!! LIFETIME PENSIONS? ELIMINATE THEM.
The way the federal workforce was constructed was that they would, as a whole, be paid significantly less than the private sector. They would be compensated with more job security and good pensions. Federal employees are not overpaid. “Studies” that state the opposite are comparing apples and oranges. Federal jobs usually require more education than do private sector jobs, lumped as a whole.