A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

By Tom Quiner

images-2The tension between private and public employees just won’t go away.

A new Rasmussen Poll reveals that 61% of private workers believe government workers make more money than their private counterparts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat. The poll finds rare agreement on this belief between parties.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office confirms this view. A CBO study shows that federal workers, for example, enjoy 48% more benefits than workers in the private sector.

The Cato Institute studied the matter and discovered that the average civilian federal government worker earned about $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, or $32,000 more than the average private sector worker.

The Rasmussen Poll goes farther. Sixty-eight of American adults believe that private sector employees work harder than federal employees.

These findings are important.

They come at a time when government data reveals the breathtaking expansion of the federal workforce under the Obama administration…

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