Federal workers earning double their private counterparts

  • solak

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    Aug 25, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-08-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm

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    must be the 3rd study this year

    lol at comments

    "It's amazing the number of credible valid studies that show that federal workers are overpaid, and the lone study that says otherwise is produced by the government."
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    Aug 25, 2010 6:44 PM GMT
    Do the statistics compare actual fields?
    It seems like it just compares avg. federal pay v. avg private sector pay.

    Well, to give you one example, Walmart is the biggest private employer in the US. Other low paying jobs not found in the federal sector skew the private pay to be lower.
    Most low paying federal jobs require higher education rates than many low paying private sector jobs.
  • rnch

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    Aug 25, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
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  • solak

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    Aug 25, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    carmineastoria saidDo the statistics compare actual fields?


    good point..

    they did an earlier study using similar source (Bureau of Labor Statistics) comparing actual fields..

    in 32 instances out of 40, federal workers made more than their private counterparts (scroll down)

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-04-federal-pay_N.htm
  • rnch

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    Aug 25, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    "you can prove anything with statistics"---Homer J. Simpson
  • Webster666

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    Aug 25, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    solak saidhttp://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-08-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm

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    must be the 3rd study this year

    lol at comments

    "It's amazing the number of credible valid studies that show that federal workers are overpaid, and the lone study that says otherwise is produced by the government."





    I used to work for the Federal government.
    We were paid a salary that was EVEN with the cost of living.
    There's nothing unfair about that.

    It only appears that Federal employees are overpaid, because non Federal employees are grossly UNDERpaid.
  • solak

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    Aug 26, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    rnch said"you can prove anything with statistics"---Homer J. Simpson


    haha love it..



    post from politico or taxfoundation (endorsed by IRS) -

    "Right wing media bias! Show me an objective source of statistics!"




    post sourced from Bureau of Labor Statistics
    post sourced from Bureau of Economics

    "Statistics mean nothing!" icon_lol.gif - [insert Homer Simpson quote]