December 11, 2012 … 12:14 p.m.
I was doing my practice of self-flagellation (reading some liberal blogs) and noticed one leftist in particular had asked the question, “Are you (right wingers) also upset because a professional health practitioner such as a neuro-surgeon makes more money and has a more secure lifestyle than a hamburger flipper at a fast fooder?” This question was supposed to be (I’m just guessing here) a comparison between the wages and benefits of government and private sector workers. I don’t usually leave a link to a liberal site to protect my visitors from entering the bizarre world of liberalism. But because I can’t get a grip on the real point of Mr. Liming’s post, I’m leaving a link HERE so some of my visitors can read it and help me out with it because it left my head spinning.
Anyway, I suspect the post was in reference to the fact that most Americans feel government workers are generally paid better than private sector workers, and the liberal blogger doesn’t not agree with that. I found this piece at Inverstors.com called Americans believe public workers better paid and more secure, By Andrew Malcolm.
Here’s what it says … (excerpts)
In the 1,420 days since he took the oath of office, the federal government has daily hired on average 101 new employees. Every day. Seven days a week. All 202 weeks. That makes 143,000 more federal workers than when Obama talked forever on that cold day in January of 2009.
Under Obama the total federal workforce has surpassed two million for the first time since the first Clinton term, now sitting about the 2.2 ,million level.
Now comes a new poll revealing that Americans know what’s going on. A majority of Americans believes government workers make more money than private sector workers, according to the new Rasmussen Reports poll. Sixty-one percent of private sector workers believe that.
“The federal workforce has become an elite island of secure and high-paid workers, separated from the ocean of average American workers competing in the global economy,” according to a report this year by the Cato Institute.
That report found the average civilian federal government worker collected just under $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, about $32,000 more than the average private sector worker. That’s a total federal worker package of about $236 billion a year.
the rest of the article HERE