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

jgoebel Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 4:23 PM
Active and retired federal employees: Do you want to counteract and defend yourselves against the lies seen on this page? Seek out and join your local chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), or go to to learn about our e-chapters. Vicious articles and comments like the ones you see here serve only to denigrate the loyal and hardworking public servants you know you have been.
Bob34222 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:25 PM
My wife and I have nearly 50 years in Fed Gov't between us. 80% of YOU do NOTHING productive throughtout your career. The rest of us do our jobs AND YOURS TOO! Screw your unions. Tell me, what level of 'contract officer' have you achieved? Try working for a living and this country would be much better off.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 7:30 PM
A local union troll thug spews its hate and lies when the TRUTH is told.
Public employees should NOT be allowed to join a union.

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...