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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