Re: Finally someone has a brain.
posted at 1/2/2013 5:20 PM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Time and time again the lid is blown off your government workers earn less mantra. It just sin't true. Here, read this:
It goes on and on.
Contains views that both agree with and disagree with you. Also recognizes the problems I raised with your claims: The job types and duties are often not comparable.
Comes to the ultimate conclusion that the only real meaningful driver here is pensions - and I am on record saying - again and again and again - that these juicy public sector pensions should be gotten rid of. They were only fair when the public sector salaries were way below private sector because then, you reward the person taking dirt pay to do a public service with guarunteed comfort post-service.
But, points out some flaws that I found: You can't just lump together all federal workers and all private workers and say "aha! look at the wage comparison!"
The only meaningful analysis compares comparable jobs. Otherwise you're comparing agency heads with private farm hands (or public janitors with private CEOs). That doesn't make sense.
This suffers the above problem. It also ignores the degree of education and training of workers.
I purposely posted article that told both sides of the story. Btw, the study cited in NYT (or is it reaso) has largely been discredited.
the point you seem to miss is that when you count benefits, public sector is miles ahead.