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Old 01-31-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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CBO: Federal workers better compensated than in private sector - The Hill's On The Money

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The Congressional Budget Office found Monday that federal workers are compensated 16 percent more than comparable private-sector workers on average.
Of course they are...obama has expanded and bloated the federal government even more.

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For those with only a high-school degree, workers earned 21 percent more and were given benefits worth 72 percent more than in the private sector.

For college graduates, wages were about the same but benefits were 46 percent better in the government.
Why are unionized federal workers considered a protected class, given such perks and lavish benefits?

http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=12696
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Wasn't saggy (where did she go btw?) opining the last time on this, saying that the average fed worker has a higher level of responsibility in their jobs?
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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Federal Employees Paid A Quarter Less Than The Private Sector: BLS

Federal Employees Paid A Quarter (23-percent) Less Than The Private Sector: BLS
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Who's lying?

I'd say obama's BLS, that will do all it can to get that UE rate down below 8% by election day.

According to the CBO, you can add 1.4% points to the rate due to the fact BLS has chopped off so many people.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:26 PM
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Location: Washington, DC
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The Examiner (DC's far Right news rag), quoted 2% this morning (I forget the source). So who knows what to believe.

Righties can slam Gov't workers all they want, but I wish they would reserve some vitriol for the private sector. Think of all the greedy corporations who barely pay their workers a living wage... assuming they haven't outsourced their jobs. All the money in salaries just goes to the top level execs like Mitt Romney.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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I don't get it. Bytching about the pay of Federal workers that actually show up to work daily and perform the duties of which they were hired, but not of the idiots in the House and Senate that barely show up to work, act like a bunch of 5 year olds, game the system by lying and cheating, while living off of the tax payers for the REST OF THEIR LIVES, but this is acceptable?
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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The right lives in a zero-sum world that prefers tearing down the wages of the haves over building up the wages of the have-nots.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The have-nots create the wealth that is concentrated into the hands of the haves and the have- mores.

Historically government wages have been less than private sector. This reversal illustrated the effectiveness of Wall Street’s war on American workers and their prosperity. We do not need to cut government wages but raise private sector wages even if it costs Wall Street some of the money it has already stolen.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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CBO: Federal workers better compensated than in private sector - The Hill's On The Money



Of course they are...obama has expanded and bloated the federal government even more.



Why are unionized federal workers considered a protected class, given such perks and lavish benefits?

Congressional Budget Office - Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees
If it makes you feel any better, their pay has essentially flat-lined.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Federal pay is just a symptom of the problem...the bloat of the federal government, which will grow and grow, even more unsustainable than it is now.

The fed. employee unions have had a pretty good racket going on for a while now. Pay, HC, benefits so far above what the rest of the country is experiencing...all on the back of the taxpayer.
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