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August 10, 2010

Public Employees

-- by Dave Johnson

Are Those Horrible, Sometimes Unionized, State and Local Employees Overpaid? Apparently Not ォ naked capitalism

Two quick thoughts.

The right is saying, "We smashed the unions so now everyone is worse off except public employees -- now it's their turn."

Second, when they compute government "pay" do they add in the low pay received by all the non-union employees of contractors? They've been privatizing one after another government function to contractors, leaving only higher-level employees who administer all the contractor companies. If they aren't including the low-paid trash collectors and airport security employees in the calculations then of course it makes it look like government employees are paid more.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 10, 2010 11:46 AM


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