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    grog, corvo

    ...after reading the facts of the matter.

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 07:52:36 AM PST

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    •  See CBO study for facts (0+ / 0-)

      I read your reference, which is an opinion piece in Wapo that does not reference the actual study that the author is summarizing.   It just references some right wing arguments that are always crap.

      I am basing my statement on  an actual CBO study that I read in its entirety.  The conclusion of the CBO is that the federal government pays 16% more than the private sector across the entire employee base.

      Total Compensation
      Differences in total compensation—the sum of wages and benefits—between federal and private-sector employees also varied according to workers' education level.

      Federal civilian employees with no more than a high school education averaged 36 percent higher total compensation than similar private-sector employees.
      Federal workers whose education culminated in a bachelor's degree averaged 15 percent higher total compensation than their private-sector counterparts.
      Federal employees with a professional degree or doctorate received 18 percent lower total compensation than their private-sector counterparts, on average.
      Overall, the federal government paid 16 percent more in total compensation than it would have if average compensation had been comparable with that in the private sector, after accounting for certain observable characteristics of workers.

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