Friday, December 11, 2009

The Federal Government really does know how to weather a recession

USA Today reports that the Federal Government really does know how to weather a recession: sponge off the taxpayers.
The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.

Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months — and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector.

Be sure to mention this to your representatives when they start discussing the desperate need for "revenue increases."

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