Recently stories have come out about how govt employees make more on average than the average private sector person. We pay their salary, but also their bennies, their retirement pensions and a whole lot of other stuff they can work in from their buds in congress. And we are having to keep our budgets on the positive side while funding their existance. Ozero is on a huge hiring binge and all those fedgov employees suck more and more cash out of our lives. Then they are going to raise taxes on us to fund the new hires. Maybe this is obama’s army he spoke of. Thousands of federal employees that he can use for his own purposes.
Not counting the military the largest employer in the county is - the county.
The school system alone has close to 7,000 workers - one for every 7.4 students.
Those studies show that government workers earn 150% more than equivalent term and skill positions in the private sector. But that way understates the difference in earnings.
I do not think that those studies include the factor of job risk. Most people in private sector jobs get laid off or fired — downsized — every so often. No so with FedGov.
I’d guesstimate that were that job risk to be factored in we’re looking at 300%.