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Good time to shrink the federal government by about 45%.

Federal government workers have notoriously earned more than — in many cases more than double — their private sector counterparts for a while. But a new analysis from USA Today sheds light on the shocking size and scope of pay increases for federal workers, most notably in recent years. According to USA Today, the number of federal workers earning salaries of $150,000 or more has increased tenfold over the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office in January 2009.

While the rest of the U.S. economy remains stagnant, the fast-growing pay of federal employees has raised eyebrows among conservative Republicans. Though the GOP made significant gains during last week’s midterm elections, Republicans are wary of Democrats’ plans to approve a 1.4 percent across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers during the upcoming lame-duck session. USA Today reports:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who will head the panel overseeing federal pay, says he wants a pay freeze and prefers a 10% pay cut. “It‘s stunning when you see what’s happened to federal compensation,” he says. “Every metric shows we’re heading in the wrong direction.”

National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley counters that the proposed raise “is a modest amount and should be implemented” to help make salaries more comparable with those in the private sector.

Federal salaries have grown robustly in recent years, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Office of Personnel Management data. Key findings:

• Government-wide raises. Top-paid staff have increased in every department and agency. The Defense Department had nine civilians earning $170,000 or more in 2005, 214 when Obama took office and 994 in June

• Long-time workers thrive. The biggest pay hikes have gone to employees who have been with the government for 15 to 24 years. Since 2005, average salaries for this group climbed 25% compared with a 9% inflation rate.

• Physicians rewarded. Medical doctors at veterans hospitals, prisons and elsewhere earn an average of $179,500, up from $111,000 in 2005.

Federal workers earning $150,000 or more now make up 3.9% of the country’s workforce, up from just 0.4% in 2005. In addition, federal workers enjoy more robust benefits packages than their private sector counterparts.

Since 2000, federal pay and benefits have increased 3% annually above inflation compared with 0.8% for private workers, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Members of Congress earn $174,000, up from $141,300 in 2000, an increase below the rate of inflation.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/federal-worker-salaries-of-150000-double-on-obamas-watch/
 

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This country is barreling toward a showdown between private and public employees. Federal employees pay and benefits are growing at warp speed while private sector is backing up - especially in the areas of healthcare and pensions. The federal employees tend to vote Democratic knowing that the result will be a good chance that private employees will have their taxes raised to support Public salaries and bennies. You will hear more and more of this in the next 2-3 years.
 

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One thing the artcle didn't mention...Makes me feel better about this...

Obama is set to give them a huge raise soon....before January...

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Many federal and state workers are Way Overpaid for the skills they possess :crazy:


Thats the real reason taxes are so high

Since outsourcing "We don't live in that kind of economy anymore Folks" Sorry but it's true.

Also they produce nothing to sell in the World Markets thus they need to be at the bottom of the pay scale,

In Short Government is too expensive,They produce too little,

And do nothing to Make the US economy thrive

Guys like me do that

And you sold us all out to the communist in red china:nuts:

I say, Build that Communist red army!

Shop at Walmart,Home Depot,Harbor freight and all the other
Communist made product outlets

Bon:nuts:
 

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One thing the artcle didn't mention...Makes me feel better about this...

Obama is set to give them a huge raise soon....before January...

:buhbye:
Damn Obama must be one of them there Union Thugs I been hearing about.:rolling:
 
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