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Why do Govt salaries now exceed private sector salaries?

http://www.enterprisenews.com/business/x53547402/Pay-at-many-government-jobs-is-higher-than-in-private-sector Is this the main reason town school systems are going down, the countries falling apart, and their are many city overrides? Elementary School Teachers* Private: $39,456 Government: $51,916 (*Except special education) Police Officers Private: $41,051 Government: $54,888 Janitors and Cleaners* Private, $24,188 Government: $27,834 ( *Except maids and housekeeping cleaners) Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services Private: $32,795 Government: $34,054

Asked By: Boston - 4/21/2010
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The article said MANY not MOST. 1. We are in a recession 2. Wages have stagnated while CEO salaries have exploded. Find the answer to this - why don't you?
Answered By: oohhbother - 4/21/2010
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Don't forget to throw in the perks and benefits for government employees.
Answered By: Innocent - 4/21/2010
 
I think law enforcement officers deserve what they make. Their jobs are stressing, challenging and dangerous and they require lots of time to the point where sometimes they can't have private lives. I have a few friends who were and are police officers... More
Answered By: Michael - 4/21/2010
 
You might want to throw in sports players and department managers. Army Generals, for example, who manage 10-50,000 people, make about 150K a year. CEOs who manage corporations with maybe 10,000 employees make millions a year.
Answered By: Hmmm - 4/21/2010
 
Because the majority of the population is now getting its income from the government. This was the plan all along.
Answered By: gws35 - 4/21/2010
 
...because "We The People" (thru) our out of control Legislators who run a tax and spend, entitlement Government allow it to happen !
Answered By: Maximus Ejaculous Rex - 4/21/2010
 
Because liberal politicians are on Unions payroll. SEIU alone contributed $75 million to Dems in 2008.
Answered By: Anton - 4/21/2010
 
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