Zipline Conservative

August 11, 2010

Government Gluttony: Fed Wages & You

While your liberty, sense of self preservation and integrity are nibbled away from you one law, one regulation, one Billion $$$ at a time….maybe the wage differential between you and a fed worker can at least piss you off? I mean you may be one of those that is sucked in by the Populist mantra against rich….

“Federal workers have been awarded bigger average pay and benefit increases than private employees for nine years in a row. The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade. Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are the latest available. The federal compensation advantage has grown from $30,415 in 2000 to $61,998 last year.”

“Last week, President Obama ordered a freeze on bonuses for 2,900 political appointees. For the rest of the 2-million-person federal workforce, Obama asked for a 1.4% across-the-board pay hike in 2011, the smallest in more than a decade. Federal workers also would qualify for seniority pay hikes. Congressional Republicans want to cancel the across-the-board increase in 2011, which would save $2.2 billion.”  USA Today

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