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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Fed Job Gravy Train

If you live in DC like I do you know that your friends employed by the US government unlike you leave work promptly at 5, get amazing health benefits, can have every other Friday off if they work 10-hour days and are looking forward to generous pensions and lifetime health insurance at the young age of 52.

What you might not know is that they are also earning 50% more than the average private sector worker. Traditionally, government jobs paid poorly and made up for it with benefits and security. They still have the benefits and security, but are also making a ton of money at the expense of taxpayers who foot the bill to afford government employees a lifetime of security that most taxpayers do not have plus huge annual salaries to boot.

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