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time to fix the income inequality

http://freebeacon.com/issues/study-government-workers-make-78-percent-more-than-private-sector/ 

 

We really need to address this, as the work force in government is also getting retirement benefits far beyond private sector retirement benefits.  This inequality is damaging middle America as those are the people paying the bill and finding they have less even though their work is actually producing goods and needed services.  Realistcally government workers pay nothing for federal taxes as their pay comes from tax dollars and any money they appear to be paying is nothing but a reduction in pay. 

 

 

"The study found that federal government workers earned an average of $84,153 in 2014, compared to the private sector’s average of $56,350. Cato based its findings on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

But when adding in benefits pay for federal workers, the difference becomes more dramatic. Federal employees made $119,934 in total compensation last year, while private sector workers earned $67,246, a difference of over $52,000, or 78 percent."

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Advisor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

So full of holes that a response would only dignify it. There are no convenience store clerks, domestics or truck farm laborers in go....oh, crap.  What I said 

Senior Contributor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

if your figures are correct it proves that ag production fsrmer are govt employees the income are approximately the same between pirvate and farn income

Veteran Advisor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

The obvious fix is to halt government recipients from voting. 

Senior Contributor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

USA TODAY used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to compare salaries in every federal job that had a private-sector equivalent.

Senior Contributor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

Let have a contest to see if anyone can find  dumber post. Next you will be saying that employees don't pay taxes because the employer pays the salary part of which goes to the government for tax liability.

Senior Contributor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

Also, don't forget to factor in job security, even in the face of negligence.


Remember the $100,000+ regulators that were supposed to be overseeing the big investment banks before the crash of 08?  You know, the ones who were surfing the net for porn more than they were actually doing their jobs?   How come none of them have been fired?
Or, more recently, the VA scandal.   How many private-sector hospital managers do you know of, that have gotten performances from cooking the books, and have not only not been fired, but have been allowed to keep their bonuses?

I could go on, but I think you get the point.   Comparing government employees to private sector ones, is difficult to do, because they really don't seem to be performance-oriented.

Senior Advisor

Re: time to fix the income inequality


@OKdon wrote:

Let have a contest to see if anyone can find  dumber post. Next you will be saying that employees don't pay taxes because the employer pays the salary part of which goes to the government for tax liability.


Tha salary of every government worker is paid by a tax payer.

Veteran Advisor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

Never let facts get in the path of a progressive with a whole truckload full of steam.

Senior Contributor

Re: time to fix the income inequality

Don,

 

You may be rich but you didn't get there by understanding economics.  

 

Government workers take money from the tax bucket.  Money put in by actual producing private sector workers.  Then they put some of the money back in the bucket.  However proof that they don't really pay taxes is a simple test.  Take out all the money put in by private sector workers and see how much money is in the bucket.  Zero.  Now with no money to take out of the bucket how much will government (non) workers put in?  Zero!  

 

It's also interesting that federal workers don't even pay the taxes they owe.  The IRS claims federal workers owe over 3 billion dollars in taxes they haven't paid.