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  •  Earn more? Show me the link. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    JerryNA

    . . .where federal employees earn more.  I assume the documentation includes such differences as the average amount of education.

    If we are going to elect Democrats, lets elect real ones!

    by waztec on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 05:08:08 PM PDT

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    •  I read the thread link bobtmn. . . (1+ / 0-)
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      . . .A few points. . .  Feds start at a much lower starting salary so much of their longevity is spent catching up.  It took me 16 years to reach the average salary for a college grad and I started at one third the salary of the  average college grad and I was not average. Half of all feds have a college degree or more, much more. And I would not try the critical thinking insult you used a post above on me.

      If we are going to elect Democrats, lets elect real ones!

      by waztec on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 05:22:20 PM PDT

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    •  Here is the link Laura provided. (0+ / 0-)
      Federal-workers-out-earn-private-sector-ones-at-the-low-end-At-the-high-end-they-earn-less
      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      I made a specific point about the study, and rather than consider my points and respond rationally, the other commenter chose to misrepresent my position as advocating "screwing them over"

      That leaves no room for a rational reply, hence my link to the critical thinking article.

      There are endless examples of people using insults on Kos to reply to people who make a serious argument.  

      My reply may have felt like an insult, but it was genuine.

      Posting from the gut rather than from a critical review and reaction may feel like a scoring a hit, but it falls in the category of name calling.   It is not effective.

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