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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:44 PM
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Nyah...nyah...nyah... Republicans wrong AGAIN. They are FAIL Masters
FACT CHECK: Are federal workers overpaid? (Answer: NO)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110407/ap_on_re_us/us_fede...

The CBO study concluded that the best way to measure the difference is to compare government jobs with those in the private sector that match the actual work performed. The CBO found that salaries for 85 percent of federal workers in professional and administrative jobs lagged their private sector counterparts by more than 20 percent.

Among lawyers, for example, the average pay in the federal government was about $127,500 a year in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average lawyer in the private sector earned $137,540. And the starting salary at large law firms in Washington, D.C. where most government lawyers work is $160,000, and can grow to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

At the lower end of the pay scale, the CBO said 30 percent of federal employees in technical and clerical fields earned salaries above those doing comparable work in the private sector. But the differences were mostly within about 10 percent plus or minus of private levels.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:45 PM
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1. Billions spent on warfare - period
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