I borrowed this image from Instapudnit, who got it from Cluster Stock.
Before we go to far, I need, in the interest of full disclosure, to mention that my Father was a Civil Servant. My next youngest Brother made it to SES in the Civil Service, before the urge not to move out of California caused him to resign and go to LockMart. My youngest Brother is still a Civil Servant. That is the sum of my Brothers and I talked them both into joining the Civil Service. My Daughter and two Son's are Godless Contractors, working for the Federal Government. So, I am not down on the Civil Service. I have a lot of admiration for those who are members of the Civil Service.
However, it does seem that the disparity between what Federal workers get and what people in Private industry earn is strangely large.
Here is some background data and a little bit of a discussion from the CATO Institute.
On this labor day it is well worth asking if that is the kind of disparity we believe we should have? Remember, Labor day was created to celebrate the value of private labor to the US economy and the growth of the nation.
What do you think?
Regards — Cliff