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    Bob and Jerry: Public Servant, or Privileged Class?

    I want to urge you to read our new report, Public Servants or Privileged Class: How State Government Employees are Paid Better than Their Private-Sector Counterparts.
    The report analyzes state government employee wages and benefits in all 50 states, and for the first time, provides a detailed comparison of compensation for public- and private-sector workers in the same job categories, from architecture and engineering to transportation. Watch the video below, which vividly illustrates how public-sector workers are paid more than their private-sector counterparts.

    Bob and Jerry: Public Servant, or Privileged Class? - YouTube

    Shockingly, the report found that no state government pays its employees on par or below what the private sector pays; that the largest percentage difference in pay between the public and private sector is 40 percent; and that the highest difference in pay is $61 per hour.

    This disproportionate public-sector compensation is a major driver of unfunded state and municipal pension liabilities across the country, which pundits and experts of all political stripes have accurately described as a looming financial crisis.

    this report is the first installment in CAGW’s new Public Pension Education Project. To support this project, which is intended to spur action on public-sector employee compensation reform, make a contribution to CAGW today.


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    Haaa the joys of public employees now who are the ones who complain about "our" medicare and Social Security, these public unions vote their own raises and benefits at our expense. Such a deal, we have no say and we can't stop them from doing this. Oh boy, now if that isn't a private troth, paid for by the public I don't know what is, and they call us whiners. Any one had enough yet?????
    Last edited by kathyet; 11-17-2012 at 12:33 PM.

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