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Government Workers Increasingly Overpaid March 10, 2010

Posted by federalist in Government, Unions.

It used to be that government workers earned lower salaries that were offset by more generous non-salary compensation, job security, working conditions, and other benefits. Now they have actually pulled ahead in nominal salary terms, while still enjoying non-salary compensation (like healthcare and pensions) that is on average quadruple that of comparable private sector workers!

Not that this should surprise us, given the extraordinary power public employee unions and bureaucrats have accrued….



1. federalist - April 11, 2010

Alex Pollock notes that Ireland has prudently responded to its financial crisis and government deficits by cutting the salaries of government employees.

2. federalist - April 30, 2010

If you’re not angry yet, read Fred Barnes’s essay, “The New Fat Cats.”

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