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Lynn   05/17/11 12:26 pm
Federal employees are not overpaid by any means. We are understaffed and overworked. The retiring federal community has failed to realize that by hiring 1 employee for every three is going to be a delicate house of cards which will collapse. They want to hire 20 to 30 year olds starting out their life with a family/children, expecting them to work 60 hours a week all the while the Social Security Administration tells us that we will now have to work until we are 68/70 years old and that for every $1000 we were originally promised we will now only receive $770 of it. The federal government will create burn out across all agencies. Also how does a Contracting Officer negotiate a fair and reasonable contract if they don't have time to read the spec or look at the proposal. How is that going to save money or lower the budget? Currently we don't have time to catch all the errors and we have to dodge jedi mindtricks on a daily basis. If the government wants to cut spending they need to cut money being spent on enabling the American people and weakening our gene pool. If my pay is cut there is no way in hell I'd do this stressful job. I'll quit, go take a retail job where I only pay 2% taxes and I can keep my sanity and my adrenal glands functioning!!!

Steve Verrill   04/25/11 2:56 pm
Response to Sonia
Hi Sonia,

Google

Are federal workers overpaid?

You will see an article by factcheck.org

Steve

sonja weber   04/25/11 12:55 pm
While I agree with the spirit of this article, it would be nice to see the data to support the author's contention that comparing federal and private salaries are "comparing apples to oranges". Why? What makes them different? And what is the data that shows federal job salaries to be lagging behind equivalent jobs in private industry? While I do have the sense that the rhetoric about federal employees being overpaid is based on sand, I don't have the facts to back that up in a conversation where others disagree. It would be nice if you provided facts to back up your thoughts....otherwise they show up as merely rhetoric - of which we have enough on TV shows purporting to be news shows. Which, I think, is not your intent. P.S. Thank you, Cory for providing the information on employee pay talking points under the members only link. Maybe all you need here is a link to that reference for those who can access it. Thanks for listening.

Andy   04/25/11 12:51 pm
The facts be damned! Who needs them anyway. I've got my ideas about those fat-cat federal employees and don't try to sway me into thinking otherwise. I'll just continue to "shoot from the hip", thank you. Apples/oranges... /s/ Repub

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