Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Job Creation is All Government All the Time in The Time of Obama

All government jobs, all the time, in The Time of Obama

 Employment is up, wages are up, and job security is as firm as ever. Unfortunately, this is only true for federal government workers.
President Obama is presiding over the largest federal work force in decades. In the current fiscal year, the number of civilian workers will grow by 153,000, to 1.43 million. These are the only jobs Mr. Obama can legitimately claim to have created. Unfortunately, they are subsidized by deficit spending. 
Federal positions are not shovel-ready make-work jobs, either. Working for Uncle Sam pays extremely well these days. Government employment used to be a calling, a career in which a sense of fulfillment from public service offset low pay and spartan working conditions. Not so today. According to a study by the Cato Institute, 2008 federal worker pay-and-benefits packages averaged $119,982. That's more than double the private-sector average of $59,909.  
Source: Washington Times

For more read, read about the bonuses:
Fat Cat Feds Reaped While You Sowed: Federal Salaries Boom While Yours Tanks

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