Barf

The average federal worker now makes over twice the wages and benefits of the average private worker
Edwards_fed

Maybe they have some sort of incentive plan, receiving a percentage of the value they have personally destroyed.  Because sure as hell none of them are producing anything.  If the Democrats want to fight income inequality and take on excessive compensation that is set without oversight, I might suggest beginning with the federal government. 

Postscript: TJIC has pointed out that he and I, though we tend to agree, often express ourselves differently.  Here is my prediction of TJIC's response to this article:  "We going to need a lot more rope."  How's that, Travis?

  • Randomscrub

    Keep in mind that it may not be that bad, because I'm willing to bet that the private sector employs a far higher percentage of "unskilled" (i.e. near-minimum-wage) workers, who would then bias the average downward. To get a good comparison you should get data on median compensation for people doing comparable jobs with comparable experience - but that's way harder.

  • Ed on West Slope

    Randomscrub has a point, in that so much work is 'contracted' out. The Feds, States and often locals, tend to be staffed with an inordinate number of (wannabe) managers

  • Ed on West Slope

    Randomscrub has a point, in that so much work is 'contracted' out. The Feds, States and often locals, tend to be staffed with an inordinate number of (wannabe) managers