Government Employment

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Census Bureau: 5 of 10 Wealthiest U.S. Counties Surround Washington, D.C.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/census-bureau-5-10-wealthiest-us-counties-surround-washington-dc

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10 Mind Blowing Facts Which Show How Members Of Congress And Federal Employees Are Living The High Life At Our Expense

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/10-mind-blowing-facts-which-show-how-members-of-congress-and-federal-employees-are-living-the-high-life-at-our-expense

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Overall, the federal government paid 16 percent more in total compensation than it would have if average compensation had been comparable with that in the private sector, after accounting for certain observable characteristics of workers.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/graph_for_the_day_for_january_31_2012.html

[Compare the official data presented in that graph with the "information" offered in the same article by the  Center for American Progress .]

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The U.S. pays its public sector better than the private sector — and other countries, too.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/355419/print

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CBO says federal employees rake in much more pay

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/30/cbo-says-federal-employees-rake-in-much-more-pay/

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Pay gap between government, private sector widens to 34 percent

http://www.federalnewsradio.com//189/3085581/Pay-gap-between-government-private-sector-widens-to-34-percent

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Government Employees Work Less than Private-Sector Employees

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/b2724.pdf

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Government employees don’t work as much as private employees.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443854204578058660248073962.html

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Gov’t Workers ‘Absent’ [from work] 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers

http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/bls-gov-t-workers-absent-50-more-private-sector-workers

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Federal workers raking in millions in bonuses, new database shows

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/16/federal-workers-raking-in-millions-in-bonuses-new-database-shows/#ixzz1v7fvMtmR

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Washington D.C.:

DC: What Recession?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/dc_what_recession.html

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Top Income in U.S. Is…Gasp!…Wash. D.C. Area

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-19/beltway-earnings-make-u-s-capital-richer-than-silicon-valley.html

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Pensions:

Federal retirement plans almost as costly as Social Security

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2011-10-11/federal-retirement-pension-benefits/50592474/1

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The largest 100 public pension funds have around $1.2 trillion of unfunded liabilities, about $300 billion above the nearly $900 billion they reported themselves…

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/15/us-usa-pensions-study-idUSBRE89E0NF20121015

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The Real Cost of Public Pensions

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2694.pdf

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A fiscal crisis of massive proportions is coming and most citizens in states where it will hit hardest are completely unaware of the tsunami of new taxes that will be needed to pay for the profligacy of unions and state legislatures when it comes to public employee health care and pension costs.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/how_the_unfunded_pension_liabilities_of_government_unions_are_destroying_illinois.html

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Nationwide, public pensions are underfunded by a total of $4.4 trillion…

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/april/more-than-good-enough-for-government-work

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Public-sector employees and the pension industrial complex are using deceptive and self-serving arguments despite having an obligation to provide the public with solid facts.”

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/may/public-sector-pensions-the-transition-costs-myth

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Recession-plagued states diverted scarce money away from pensions to pay for more immediate concerns, leaving a $757 billion hole in the retirement funds covering millions of public employees, according to a study released Monday.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/study-state-pension-shortfall-ballooned-2010-16598011#.T-DdsrW4GBE

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Government Unions: How They Rob the Taxpayer, Terrorize Workers, and Threaten our Democracy

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/frontpagemag-com/government-unions-how-they-rob-the-taxpayer-terrorize-workers-and-threaten-our-democracy-2/print/

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We calculate increases in contributions required to achieve full funding of state and local pension systems in the U.S. over 30 years…  This represents a tax increase of $1,385 per household per year…

http://papers.ssrn.com/SOL3/PAPERS.CFM?ABSTRACT_ID=1973668

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Mortgage deal draws detractors from all sides

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/27/mortgage-deal-draws-detractors/

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The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched.

http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/

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U.S. Office of Personnel Management Report (2007)

Blacks in the Federal Work Force

http://www.adversity.net/fed_stats/OPM2007/001_blacksFY2006.htm

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Government Employee Unions:

Public-Employee Unions Gone Wild

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/297094

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Union officials who negotiate lavish contracts for government workers are paid with your taxpayer dollars

http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/151601

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Federal Workers Got $155M in Tax Dollars to Work for Labor Unions

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/federal-workers-got-155m-tax-dollars-work-labor-unions

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Federal collective bargaining rights were granted by executive order, not by an act of Congress.  The result is that today federal workers earn up to twice as much as their private sector counterparts.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/public_sector_unions_must_be_abolished.html

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Public sector unions can best be understood as holding political patronage jobs that make them beholden to the national Democratic Party.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/public_sector_unions_are_a_shadow_political_party.html

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The Folly of Federal Training

http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/the-folly-of-federal-training/

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Midnight Was Movie Hour, Nap Time in New York Air Tower

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-11/midnight-was-movie-hour-nap-time-in-new-york-air-tower.html

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Report: Mismanagement rampant at airports authority

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/15/audit-finds-serious-ethical-problems-airport-board/

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… the general public [in San Diego & San Jose, CA] has fully absorbed the lesson that government jobs are wildly overpaid, and that it is necessary to choose between using money to serve the taxpayers, or using it to benefit the bureaucrats.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/big_labors_other_disaster_california.html

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High School Dropout?  Gov’t Will Pay You 36% More Than Private Sector

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/high-school-dropout-gov-t-will-pay-you-36-more-private-sector

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More than 21,000 retired federal workers receive lifetime government pensions of $100,000 or more per year…

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48678353

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Unemployment Rate Plummets to 4.3% — For Government Workers

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/unemployment-rate-plummets-43-government-workers

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More than 171 Postal workers arrested in 2012

http://www.washingtonguardian.com/signed-sealed-deliveredto-prison

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Even in shutdown, Feds get overtime, comp time, ‘Sunday pay’

http://washingtonexaminer.com/even-in-shutdown-feds-get-overtime-comp-time-sunday-pay/article/2536565

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