State workers get pay raise

State workers get pay raise

middle class, John Darkow,cagle, July 5, 2014How’s your pay raise going in the private sector? Woops! Didn’t get one?

Well, you should have joined the public sector and lived off those who actually produce something. July 1 saw a pay raise for state employees.

And of course, that’s in addition to the massive perks and pensions they also get. At age 52, many government workers retire in luxury with 90 percent pensions based on their last year’s generous pay.

Meanwhile, you’re slaving away to pay for everything.

Oh, and guess what? The economy is “improving” and unemployment is “decreasing” mainly because more government workers are being hired. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The recent hiring spurt—one of the best stretches since the late 1990s—has gotten a surprising lift by a major sector: government.

In June, all levels of government added a seasonally adjusted 26,000 employees. That gain outpaced the manufacturing and construction sectors — combined. Rising government employment not only adds to the total hiring figure, it also represents growth in a relatively well-paying field.

The Declaration of Independence insisted on America splitting from England because it charged of King George III, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

But that’s just what “our” government now does to us now. And to think, the Revolution started because of some minor taxes on tea and stamps.


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  1. Queeg
    Queeg 5 July, 2014, 09:02


    Enjoy your barbecue. You deserve a good time this holiday.

    And make a resolution: remember these articles are propaganda and purposeful misinformation…..

    Power to the People!

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  2. Wolfman
    Wolfman 5 July, 2014, 09:17

    big government unions are breaking the system with their lavish wages and benefits

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  3. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 5 July, 2014, 10:12

    What a bunch of bologna!!! I worked at a municipality in the Inland Empire for 40 years and I never knew one retiree who left at the age of 52 with a 90 percent formula. You are talking about State workers in this article–miscellaneous state workers never received the 3% formula. A public safety worker that retires at the age of 52 with 90 percent of his/her final salary would have had to begin that career at the age of 20–most public safety workers do not start their, respective, careers until the late 20’s or early 30’s.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 5 July, 2014, 19:24

      Funny SeeSaw, I never worked for a state, county, or city agency and I know six RAGWUS feeders that retired before 52. 🙂

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  4. Mark Borba
    Mark Borba 5 July, 2014, 10:46

    The solution: All workers (private & public) have 401-K type benefits. No guarantees. No bundling saved sick-leave, unused vacations, etc. in order to spike final years’ earnings and resultant retirement payouts…for life! Rather, earn what YOU earn and save what YOU save. In this way nobody has to defend their retirement age or benefits. “THE REAL WORLD”. How about it?

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  5. Actual Data
    Actual Data 5 July, 2014, 11:14

    Seesaw, unfortunately for people who try to deflect reasonable criticisms against the incestual compensation scheme found in our Government, easily accessible public databases continue to corroborate the claims outlined in this article.

    “Spiking” is also an issue which allows retirees to accept generous raises in their final year on the job which serve as the basis for setting their pension amount in retirement. The system is so upside down and no regard is given to the poor economic landscape when government officials demand taxpayers foot the ever-escalating bill while, it should be noted, returning no appreciable benefit to the people they’re supposed to serve.

    Reliable data helps cut through the rhetoric. Good government is not what we have now — it’s draining this Country’s lifeblood and is simply unaffordable in the long run.

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  6. Cyrano
    Cyrano 5 July, 2014, 20:50

    40 years of 28 hour weeks, 15 holidays a year, sick days every other week. That is not work, it is criminal theft. Now a pension. P.u. , a pig.

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 5 July, 2014, 22:08

    Saw……laugh it off….more misinformation.

    Gets old….pity

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  8. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 5 July, 2014, 23:01

    Hey John—- If the gov jobs are so great….why don’t ya go get one?

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 6 July, 2014, 07:09

      The state only wants compliant, non-intelligent types that the unions can mold TCS, I am quite sure John has way too much integrity and maturity to qualify as a RAGWUS feeder, and the last thing the RAGWUS wants is someone on the inside that could articulate how your evil RAGWUS cabal really operates. 🙂

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 6 July, 2014, 10:45

    More propaganda….government workers are decent and hard working. They are compensated fairly…it’s the private sector that exploits workers.

    The Donkey is again wrong wrong wrong…

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 6 July, 2014, 20:40

      Ahaul, it is you that is wrong. The RAGWUS feeders are thieving crooks and most have no idea what it is to really work. Your average RAGWUS feeder would be on meds if they had to work in the private sector. 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, The Decider
        Ted Steele, The Decider 7 July, 2014, 06:38

        Hmmm– I think that Duncey just admitted she was on “meds” again!

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        • S Moderation Douglas
          S Moderation Douglas 7 July, 2014, 09:47

          A double RAGWUS rant. Search engines are beginning to notice.

          When Fox Snooze starts using RAGWUS, will donkey get royalties?

          Will he be paid in cigarettes? They’re currency in “the home”.

          Not the same home Rizzo is in, surely.

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  10. S Moderation Douglas
    S Moderation Douglas 7 July, 2014, 07:07

    Sweet irony…I’ve had raises EVERY YEAR for the last five years, while those state workers weren’t getting any.

    My wife has, also.

    The glass is still half full, at least.

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  11. Cyrano
    Cyrano 7 July, 2014, 19:08

    The best way to combat excessive public compensation for those in the private sector: Spend 30 percent below your means, no debt…buy used, garage sales. Never buy a new car, leave that to the firemen and their with all the free time. Reject consumer society. Business will only market to public employees and markets in other countries. Let the police apply for jobs in China. …Grow your own vegetables. Let the wags of the police shop at Whole Foods. Use barter at all times to avoid sales taxes. Do your own housework.
    Dry up the sales taxes. The goal is to reduce sales tax proceeds 30 percent. Budget that.

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