You really need to update your facts about public employee compensation. Fifty or so years ago it was indeed true that public employees drew comparatively lower pay than in the private sector. With the advent of public employee unionization, compensation and benefits exploded for our “public servants”. Particularly in the deep blue states, where unions and their wholly-owned Democrat politicians are strongest, you’ll find millions of police, fire, administrative and supervisory employees drawing salaries well in excess of $100,000. Some firefighters and law enforcement employees can haul down $250-300,000 including overtime.
California has lifeguards drawing six figure pay.
On top of that these folks enjoy amazingly generous fringe benefits, Cadillac health insurance coverage, and get to retire at ridiculously young ages. Police and fire employees can often retire at 55 or even younger at close to full pay.
I know these things all too well. I’ve negotiated scores of labor agreements for client public agencies.
If the public truly knew how comprehensively they’re being raped by the plundering hordes of unionized civil serpents, who are supposed to serve them, there would be open rebellion in America.