No Recession for Our Lords and Masters
Don't this just warm your heart in this holiday season ?
Friday, December 11, 2009
Average Federal Government Worker Pay $71, 206
USA Today reports:
The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA Today analysis of federal salary data.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 an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector.
The highest-paid federal employees are doing best of all on salary increases. Defense Department civilian employees earning $150,000 or more increased from 1,868 in December 2007 to 10,100 in June 2009, the most recent figure available.
Bet you won't find many liberal Democrats living in Obamavilles this Christmas. They've all got government patronage jobs through ACORN and the bureaucracy,