Craig Eyermann | Monday September 10, 2018 at 11:03 AM PST | Comments Off on Federal Government versus Private Sector Compensation
The average total compensation of U.S. government workers is 17 percent higher than the average annual compensation of comparable private sector workers.
Tags: budget cuts, Donald Trump, Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, government employees, private sector employment
Craig Eyermann | Monday August 20, 2018 at 10:02 AM PST | Comments Off on Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
Bureaucrats put their own interests ahead of those of regular Americans.
Tags: Government Accountability Office (GAO), government employees, Government waste, Internal Revenue Service, IRS
Vicki Alger | Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM PST | 4 Comments
The U.S. Department of Education will soon be handing out federal paychecks to teachers across the country. On July 18 President Obama unveiled his $1 billion Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Master Teacher Corps. According to the White House: The STEM Master Teacher Corps will begin with 50 exceptional STEM teachers established in...
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James L. Payne | Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 8:48 AM PST | 2 Comments
Proposed law: “Be it enacted, etc. etc. that the total personnel count of the Internal Revenue Service may not exceed 80,000 for the fiscal year 2011 and henceforth.” As every American knows, and more importantly, feels, the IRS is big brother. The IRS collects private information on every one of us; the IRS pays...
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Tags: Big Government, budget, Budget and Tax Policy, college loans, Economics, farm subsidies, federal spending, government employees, IRS, Medicare, Politics, Social Security, The State, welfare state
Robert Higgs | Saturday December 12, 2009 at 11:02 AM PST | 24 Comments
According to an analysis of federal payroll data by USA Today, the federal bureaucracy has flourished during the current recession. 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...
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