Is it any wonder Americans are upset with our government and how they treat their citizens? And the way the scales of justice is blind, to those who constantly rub our noses in the fact they commit acts that would land the ordinary citizen in jail.
Over the last decade, our government has swelled to numbers that are staggering! We keep hearing on one side how we need to reduce the size of this behemoth and the other side wanting to swell the numbers of government workers by giving all who wants a job at Uncle Sam’s expense!
“According to the Census Bureau’s Personal Income Table 07 (PINC-07), the competition isn’t close. When it comes to making money in the modern United States of America, government workers win.
Among Americans who actually earn income by working, they are the upper class.
In 2017, according to PINC-07, there were 115,704,000 Americans who worked full-time (at least 35 hours per week) and year-round (at least 50 weeks in the year). The table divides these workers into three general classes: “private wage and salary workers,” “government wage and salary workers” and “self-employed workers.”
Of the full-time year-round workers, 88,296,000 were private-sector employees; 17,617,000 were government employees; and 9,750,000 were self-employed. (Another 42,000 were classified as “unpaid family workers.”)
The overall median earnings for all of these full-time year-round workers in 2017 were $48,500.
Workers in private industry, however, made less than the overall median. Their median earnings were $46,797.
The self-employed did a little better than the national rate. Their median earnings were $50,383.
But government workers did the best. Their median earnings were $53,435.
That was 14.2 percent better than private-sector workers and 6.1 percent better than the self-employed.” CNS News -Terence P. Jeffrey
We have always thought, just like the military, police, firemen/women, EMT, those who went on to work for the government, that they chose these jobs to serve the people. Unlike the police, military and those other jobs, individuals who work for the Federal Government, seem to make out better than those who come under fire and lay their lives down to protect the citizens. Why?
Who knew that lawmakers and their staff are in a category all to themselves and that every chance they get in a omnibus spending bill or any other bill that makes it through the 2 chambers, they try and vote themselves a raise!
“Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan
“Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.” Wendell Phillips