According to the Washington Examiner,
As of 2008, the average federal salary was $119,982, compared with $59,909 for the average private sector employee. In other words, the average federal bureaucrat makes twice as much as the average working taxpayer. Add the value of benefits like health care and pensions, and the gap grows even bigger. The average federal employee’s benefits add $40,785 to his annual total compensation, whereas the average working taxpayer’s benefits increase his total compensation by only $9,881. In other words, federal workers are paid on average salaries that are twice as generous as those in the private sector, and they receive benefits that are four times greater.
Federal Employees average $120k p.a. That is unbelievable. The people who pay their salaries average $60k p.a. That is not right. Public servants should serve with a servant’s heart and take what a private sector worker, the person who pays the public servant’s salary, would take for the same job.
It’s not like federal employees have actually done anything to justify their pay. Regulating the crap out of the private sector doesn’t count. Stopping any attempt to increase domestic energy sources doesn’t count. Screwing up anything they touch doesn’t count.
I’m going to suggest that an incoming fiscally responsible President should confront the disparity between public and private sector pay scales and cut public sector pay. If they strike, tell them they are fired, and the only pension they’ll get back is what they personally contributed plus interest.