So the right question — the only question — is whether government workers are getting an overall good deal compared with private-sector workers. Why, then, are we hearing so much about the meaningless contribution comparison?
The answer is simple: it’s because doing the comparison right doesn’t yield the desired answer. The new report by the Times gets the same answer asother studies: low-paid government workers do a bit better than their private-sector counterparts, but others if anything do worse.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Contribution Scam - NYTimes.com
So how is it, again, that I'm a freeloader? Oh wait... I forgot for a second: I'm actually underpaid.
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