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Government Workers Cost 45% More Than Private Sector Workers





” The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector. 

  For the month of December 2013, employers in private industry spent an average of $29.63 per employee hour worked, but the equivalent cost for a government worker averaged $42.89 per hour. Not only do government employees average 33% higher pay than those in the private sector, their pension and retirement benefit costs are now an incredible 254% higher also. Given that compensation formulas for federal, state, and local government are comparable, it should come as no surprise that this year spending by the U.S. government will exceed revenue by an all-time high of $744.2 billion, and our gross national debt is a stunning $18.5 trillion. ”


Read it and weep … or better yet get mad 









Federal Spending

The Heritage Foundation

Victor Davis Hanson explains the coming death of Liberal Profligacy .

  “The liberal model — borrowing huge sums,rigging interest and the currency to enable state profligacy, turning large swaths of the
population into less productive unionized government workers or dependents on the dole who vote in thanks to political hacks — simply does not work. How could beautiful blue-state California lose almost a millions refugees to arid
Texas? I like Texas, but Dallas had far less of nature to work with than did San Francisco. (It takes a lot of human failure for thousands to
give up verdant California to move to Utah or the Nevada desert.) What we are witnessing is nothing short of surreal: in the manner that
Tijuana was a different universe from San Diego, so too the entire state of California is becoming a different world from its neighbors. Whether one examines its near dead-last schools, its oppressive income and sales taxes, its decaying
roads and infrastructure, its absurd prison system, its dysfunctional state offices (try the DMV), or its priestly public employee caste,
California is becoming Detroit.”

  Let’s raise taxes you cheap b…..ds . The government is being starved by your parsimony.

Isn’t the harvest that we are reaping from the seeds of the entitlement culture sown by
the progressive left a wonder to behold ?

“In 2012, Americans will pay approximately $4.041 trillion in taxes, which is $152 billion, or 3.9%, more than they will spend on housing, food, and clothing. … Between 1929 and the early 1980s, aggregate tax collections were less than total expenditures on housing, food, and clothing. From 1929 to 1980, tax liabilities grew from $10 billion to $751 billion, while expenditures on housing, food, and
clothing grew from $41.6 billion to $775.7 billion. In 1982, total tax collections exceeded expenditures on those items. “