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

rsandersjr Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:48 AM
For me it has now become more a question of how much of my paycheck is covered by tax-generated dollars. If people actually knew the extent of income they are receiving in their paychecks that come from tax-generated sources they may just back up a second and say "oh no. I'm one of them" or better yet "soylent green is people".
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 1:14 PM
SO QUIT and go get a REAL job that isn't sucking blood from the taxpayer.
Hoosierguy Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:52 AM
Exactly what is a "tax-generated dollar"? Taxes don't generate money. They take money. Think of it like this: They take a dolloar from you, then use 20 cents of that dollar to pay government workers, then give you back 80 cents and claim to have given you a dollar.

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...