Tag: government employees
How to Fix Government Employee Pensions

Across the United States, a large number of public employee pension funds face the serious risk of running into insolvency because politicians have promised millions of state and local bureaucrats far more generous retirement benefits than they are capable of paying. Many of these politicians are more than willing to negotiate incredibly favorable contracts...
Read More »

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.

Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly

Bureaucrats put their own interests ahead of those of regular Americans.

President Obama’s STEM Master Teacher Corps: Another Unconstitutional, Expensive Federal Foray into Education

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...
Read More »

A Modest Proposal for Shrinking Big Government

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...
Read More »

The Federal Bureaucracy-Plutocracy

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...
Read More »

  • Catalyst
  • MyGovCost.org
  • FDAReview.org
  • OnPower.org
  • elindependent.org