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Overpaid and Complaining

wessr Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 10:34 PM
Federal employees didn't cause the govt.'s financial problems? I'll go along with that except that congressman who caused some of the problems did and they are federal employees, supposed servants of the people. Taxpayers didn't cause the govt.'s fincancial problems either but it sure ALWAYS falls on them to fix and we're getting really fed up.

A few weeks back I took on our federal employees for being delinquent on their taxes to the tune of $1 billion. I received some criticism for that article, principally from readers who thought that government employees were being unfairly singled out. But just as that column appeared, the government confirmed what most knowledgeable people already suspected: federal employees are significantly overpaid.

In January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a comprehensive analysis of wages paid to federal employees. The report revealed that during the period of 2005-2010, federal employees were awarded much higher compensation than equivalent workers in the...