Federal Worker Salaries are Upside Down
If you owned a business would you continue operating or shut it down if all your employees, who don’t have to worry about day to day operations, were making 60% more in salary than you do?
Welcome to the new America where Government employees enjoy just such a salary advantage. The trend is continuing in spite of our financial crisis and humongous debt burden. If we do not change this trend soon, private class workers will become indentured servants to our government employees.
Posted on December 28, 2011 at 9:12am by Becket Adams
Remember when the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore wrote that we have “become a nation of takers” as opposed to a “nation of makers”?
What did he mean by that?
“More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined,” Moore wrote back April. “Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees.”
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