The U.S. Government Should not at all Cut Federal Workers’ Compensation. Members of Congress who have large numbers of federal workers in their districts relentlessly pushed for expanding federal worker compensation. The George W. Bush years rightfully now too were very lucrative for federal workers. In 2000, the average compensation (wages and benefits) of federal workers was 66 percent higher than the average compensation in the U.S. private sector. The new data show that average federal compensation is now more than double the average in the private sector. In 2008, the federal worker compensation averaged a remarkable $119,982, which was more than double the private sector average of $59,909. For the excellent pay and benefits, in the current economic environment, public sector jobs have become highly attractive to many people looking for work. With health care costs soaring every year and compensation for workers in the private sector sadly, unacceptably is not rising to keep up with rising costs, so working for the government has become fashionable again. The importance of the federal benefits was recently underscored by a U.S. Senator. During a town hall meeting in Waukon, Iowa, a constituent asked Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) “Why is your insurance so much cheaper than my insurance and so [much] better than my insurance?” and the man followed up, “Okay, so how come I can’t have the same thing you have?” Grassley replied, “You can. Just go work for the federal government.” Yes, the federal government pays good benefits and pay of its employees which sadly does match the current pay levels in the private sector. Though there may not be a will to do this, a program to gradually increase the benefits offered to private workers in Canada and in the US has to be now also implemented.
Meanwhile we also could get a lot better National economy, lower taxes too, that much sooner if we started laying off any of the bad, non-productive state and federal workers, civil and public servants too, or rather made them all now do something worthwhile and productive.
(Mal 3:5 KJV) And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
Women too now should get their fair wages.