Private Sector Pulls the Cart Government Employees Ride In

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Aug 10, 2010 2:01 PM
Congratulations to those working for the federal government!  They make twice as much as their counterparts in the private sector . . . and there are 250,000 more of them since President Obama took office.

Wonder where the money comes for this (at least in part, since the rest goes to our massive deficit)?  It's by overtaxing the private sector employers and their employees, people who actually produce something.

Here's the ugly math.  On the op/ed page of the Journal, small business owner Michael Fleischer explains why it costs $77,000 to put $44,000 worth of take-home pay and $12,000 worth of benefits in an employee's pocket.

It's increasingly obvious that those in the private sector are having to work harder to pull the ever-growing cart carrying the federal government's workers.