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New Evidence Confirms Federal Bureaucrats Don’t Work Very Hard, Paid Too Much

cdegraff Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 4:08 AM
the truth is the truth........we're sick & tired of the politically correct idiots not wanting anyone's feelings hurt......then they desecrate everything that's good in this country..........bama has turned this country into a race war & he's gonna lose along with all those who support him..........what are u gonna do when this traitor turns his back on u?.........he doesn't need u anymore the election is over........they stole 4 more years to try to destroy this country..& u helped..........IDIOTS!........

My Cato Institute colleague, Chris Edwards, put together a remarkable (and depressing) chart showing that federal bureaucrats get almost twice the level of compensation as workers in the productive sector of the economy.

Defenders of the bureaucracy (including a federal pay panel dominated by bureaucrats) claim that government employees actually are underpaid because…well…just because.

My modest contribution to the debate was to put together a chart based on the Labor Department’s JOLTS data, which shows that bureaucrats are far less likely to voluntarily leave...