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Subject:  Re: Oopss....error...error Date:  10/27/2009  8:21 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  21448 of 59110

vol: "Having worked for the feds and private industry, I can confirm that this is pure unadulterated perambulating horse pucky"


Let's get some 'facts'....



http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/08/24/federal-pay-contin...

"he Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its annual data on compensation levels by industry (Tables 6.2D, 6.3D, and 6.6D here). The data show that the pay advantage enjoyed by federal civilian workers over private-sector workers continues to expand.

The George W. Bush years were very lucrative for federal workers. In 2000, the average compensation (wages and benefits) of federal workers was 66 percent higher than the average compensation in the U.S. private sector. The new data show that average federal compensation is now more than double the average in the private sector."

OK...I admit..I was wrong...it's not 75% more....it's DOUBLE.

"Figure 1 looks at average wages. In 2008, the average wage for 1.9 million federal civilian workers was $79,197, which compared to an average $50,028 for the nation’s 108 million private sector workers (measured in full-time equivalents). The figure shows that the federal pay advantage (the gap between the lines) is steadily increasing."

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"Figure 2 shows that the federal advantage is even more pronounced when worker benefits are included. In 2008, federal worker compensation averaged a remarkable $119,982, which was more than double the private sector average of $59,909."




Now, would you care to show me your facts if you disagree?

t.
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