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

Hannah9 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 7:15 PM
Couch potatoes in office chairs, looking at porn on the Internet.

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...