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Old 10-11-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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39 percent of Orange workers crack $100K club - OC Watchdog : The Orange County Register

now look at some sample salaries:

http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/fil...range-comp.pdf

do you think these people would get these salaries in the private sector?? My favorite is the "City clerk" of Orange who makes almost $90,000/yr. with an additional $7000/yr contributed towards his pension.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Your playing into a stacked deck with this crowd.

Most don't give a crap as long as the weather is good, the view is nice, their sensibilities aren't offended and the wine keeps flowing.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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Your playing into a stacked deck with this crowd.

Most don't give a crap as long as the weather is good, the view is nice, their sensibilities aren't offended and the wine keeps flowing.
Yeah, I don't think even Crunchy Ted will come outta the woods for this one ... at least not until fall turns to winter rain ...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Sure was hot today, 90 degrees, had to chill the wine a bit,
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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Beer for me tonight. It sure was a fine fall day though.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:14 PM
 
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Trio of jokers making hyena noises while we head full speed for the cliff. Will have much fun digging up some of these guys old posts after the music stops. Or will it do any good? They will find someone else to blame rather than their own bad judgement.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Sure was hot today, 90 degrees, had to chill the wine a bit,
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Beer for me tonight. It sure was a fine fall day though.
Eh? Did youse two guys just hear something? I thought I did ... kind of a barking sound? ... must be my imagination
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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39 percent of Orange workers crack $100K club - OC Watchdog : The Orange County Register

now look at some sample salaries:

http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/fil...range-comp.pdf

do you think these people would get these salaries in the private sector?? My favorite is the "City clerk" of Orange who makes almost $90,000/yr. with an additional $7000/yr contributed towards his pension.
This is a national problem.

Here is data I compiled pertaining to the Washington DC Metro Area:
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair
From bea.gov & fedspending.org

Total Federal Employee Compensation, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
2009 $52.171 Billion
2008 $48.641 Billion
2007 $46.042 Billion
2006 $43.822 Billion
2005 $41.856 Billion
2004 $39.686 Billion
2003 $35.744 Billion
2002 $34.132 Billion
2001 $31.546 Billion

Number of Federal Employees, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
2009 379,223
2008 366,304
2007 361,266
2006 360,874
2005 358,874
2004 359,089
2003 355,060
2002 345,128
2001 337,191

Average Annual Compensation Per Federal Employee, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
2009 $137,573
2008 $132,788
2007 $127,446
2006 $121,432
2005 $116,887
2004 $110,518
2003 $100,670
2002 $98,896
2001 $93,608

As you can see, the Washington Metro experienced a staggeringly sharp rise in compensation for federal employees which attributed to the region's overall affluence.

And if you think that's impressive, then look at how much the federal government awards to DC Area contractors:

Value of Federal Contracts awarded to DC-MD-VA Area contractors
2008 $115.3 Billion
2007 $99.2 Billion
2006 $95.9 Billion
2005 $85.7 Billion
2004 $73.7 Billion
2003 $61.8 Billion
2002 $56.4 Billion
2001 $47.5 Billion

http://www.fedspending.org/fpds/tabl...e=t1&rowtype=c

Combined Total Federal Compensation and Value of Federal Contracts in the Washington Metro Area:
2008 $163 Billion
2001 $78 Billion
They won the lottery and its all on the backs on states like CA, NJ and IL.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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^^^ Staggering and Mind boggling at the same time
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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That aint nuthin'! You guys should check out what's going on in Indian Wells. The city manager just resigned and, well ... you should just check out what's happening at www.mydesert.com
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