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Shed a Tear for those Under-Appreciated Bureaucrats Who Get Lavish Pensions and Live in $700K Homes

Hoosierguy Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:24 PM
You do realize that the article talked about the *mean* salary, and not the *average* right? There's a difference.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:43 PM
Mean and average are the same. Read a math book. Median, mean and mode are different.

When I first read this story in the Washington Post about supposedly under-appreciated federal bureaucrats, I was tempted to focus on the sentence referring to “the sledgehammer of budget cuts scheduled to hit today.”

Is the Washington Post so biased and/or clueless that reporters really think that a 1.2 percent reduction in overall spending for the current fiscal year (which means the federal budget would still be larger than...