How do you know when a country’s economic and political system is really really messed up? It’s when the government employees, people who are literally paid by taxpayers, the productive sector, make 78% more than those in the private sector. Some will think that this must be a joke or an exaggeration but sadly it is not. I have spent most of my adult life in and around the suburbs of DC and this is absolutely true. And all (I am sure there must be an exception here and there to be fair) of these folks vote for more government and higher taxes. I wonder why?
These are the JV cronies.
The bureaucracy in Washington DC is the most evil thing about the place. And that’s saying a lot.
(From The Washington Beacon)
Federal workers’ pay and benefits were 78 percent higher than private employees, who earned an average of $52,688 less than public sector workers last year.
The study found that federal government workers earned an average of $84,153 in 2014, compared to the private sector’s average of $56,350. Cato based its findings on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
But when adding in benefits pay for federal workers, the difference becomes more dramatic. Federal employees made $119,934 in total compensation last year, while private sector workers earned $67,246, a difference of over $52,000, or 78 percent.