Americans believe public workers better paid and more secure (Bingo!)

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#1 Dec 11, 2012
You may have noticed some economic difficulties across the country in recent years among family, friends, neighbors, colleagues. One sector is doing quite nicely, however, under Barack Hussein Obama.
In the 1,420 days since he took the oath of office, the federal government has daily hired on average 101 new employees. Every day. Seven days a week. All 202 weeks. That makes 143,000 more federal workers than when Obama talked forever on that cold day in January of 2009.
Under Obama the total federal workforce has surpassed two million for the first time since the first Clinton term, now sitting about the 2.2 ,million level.
Surprisingly, Republicans, independents and Democrats are united in agreement that government employees have it better than private sector workers although, predictably, Dems are slightly less sure.
"The federal workforce has become an elite island of secure and high-paid workers, separated from the ocean of average American workers competing in the global economy," according to a report this year by the Cato Institute.
That report found the average civilian federal government worker collected just under $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, about $32,000 more than the average private sector worker. That's a total federal worker package of about $236 billion a year.
In his public outbursts during the alleged fiscal cliff negotiations, Obama has suggested that talks over federal spending cuts come later after his immediate favored tax increases.
Obama has frozen the inflated federal salaries into next spring, while the Republican platform in this fall's campaign called for a 10% reduction in the federal labor force through attrition. The reelected Obama seems unlikely to go along with that idea.
Congressional Republicans have also called for firing the thousands of federal employees who are behind in their income taxes but still somehow remain on the public payroll.
The latest IRS report said, for instance, that 36 of Obama's White House aides had $833,000 in unpaid back taxes.
Even a plurality (48%) of government employees admit their private industry counterparts do work harder.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 11, 2012
We don't believe anything, we know federal employees are paid better for doing less, with better benefits.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Dec 12, 2012
The logic says, you're either unqualified or too stupid to get a better job.... Nice admission, don't you feel better ???
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 12, 2012
non-starter wrote:
We don't believe anything, we know federal employees are paid better for doing less, with better benefits.
That because they are smarter than you,secondly they were able to pass a civil service exam,and last but not least they have take federal drug test and that by itself would disqualify you.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 12, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
You may have noticed some economic difficulties across the country in recent years among family, friends, neighbors, colleagues. One sector is doing quite nicely, however, under Barack Hussein Obama.
In the 1,420 days since he took the oath of office, the federal government has daily hired on average 101 new employees. Every day. Seven days a week. All 202 weeks. That makes 143,000 more federal workers than when Obama talked forever on that cold day in January of 2009.
Under Obama the total federal workforce has surpassed two million for the first time since the first Clinton term, now sitting about the 2.2 ,million level.
Surprisingly, Republicans, independents and Democrats are united in agreement that government employees have it better than private sector workers although, predictably, Dems are slightly less sure.
"The federal workforce has become an elite island of secure and high-paid workers, separated from the ocean of average American workers competing in the global economy," according to a report this year by the Cato Institute.
That report found the average civilian federal government worker collected just under $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, about $32,000 more than the average private sector worker. That's a total federal worker package of about $236 billion a year.
In his public outbursts during the alleged fiscal cliff negotiations, Obama has suggested that talks over federal spending cuts come later after his immediate favored tax increases.
Obama has frozen the inflated federal salaries into next spring, while the Republican platform in this fall's campaign called for a 10% reduction in the federal labor force through attrition. The reelected Obama seems unlikely to go along with that idea.
Congressional Republicans have also called for firing the thousands of federal employees who are behind in their income taxes but still somehow remain on the public payroll.
The latest IRS report said, for instance, that 36 of Obama's White House aides had $833,000 in unpaid back taxes.
Even a plurality (48%) of government employees admit their private industry counterparts do work harder.
Especially if you were their boss,you probably sweated the sht employees,all three of them,I would hate to be the worker that had to ask you for a raise hehehe I'm you kidding you NOA,but seriously the Feds are hiring disable veterans you ever thought about that?
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 12, 2012
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>That because they are smarter than you,secondly they were able to pass a civil service exam,and last but not least they have take federal drug test and that by itself would disqualify you.
#1, they are not even smarter than the average union worker, much less you, and number 2, I will take the drug test if you will. How about we both take it at a police station somewhere or somewhere with real consequences?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Dec 12, 2012
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>#1, they are not even smarter than the average union worker, much less you, and number 2, I will take the drug test if you will. How about we both take it at a police station somewhere or somewhere with real consequences?
Police stations aren't set-up for complete drug screening, that's lab work, moron...Seems like you're not as smart as you "thought"... LMAOROTFu~!

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Dec 14, 2012
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text> Especially if you were their boss,you probably sweated the sht employees,all three of them,I would hate to be the worker that had to ask you for a raise hehehe I'm you kidding you NOA,but seriously the Feds are hiring disable veterans you ever thought about that?
The more people Government hires, the higher the liability and the higher the cost to the tax payer. Hiring vets is a great thing, but if the Feds would get out of the way and allow the private sector to compete with each other and not with the Feds/State, the over all liability is reduced, the overall tax burden is reduced and the more jobs/growth could be generated.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Dec 14, 2012
Seems like you're clueless and jealous... Nice "work", moron... Get a government job if they're so great or STFU...

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