When Obama repeats his mantra, “I want to help the middle class” is he referring to “the government-worker...?
...middle class? He's sure doing a heck of a lot to help them. 3/31/10, postalemployeenetwork.com: “Postmaster Potter has made headway in reducing work hours and the costs of benefits and pensions, but the average postal employee still makes $83,000 in salary and benefits a year, placing postal workers among the highest-paid government employees.” 6/8/11 U. S. News: “Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of [private sector] jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11 percent to over 23 percent, according to a new study based on government data. -7/8/11 U. S. News Report (usnews.com): The actual number of private sector jobs decreased since 2008. Government jobs increased. During the worst of the downturn, the private sector was hammered with massive job losses, while the public sector held fairly steady. -6/8/12 Investors Business Daily: “Private-sector jobs are still down by 4.6 million, or 4%, from January 2008, when overall employment peaked Meanwhile government jobs are down just 407,000, or 1.8%. Federal employment actually is 225,000 jobs above its January 2008 level, an 11.4% increase.” 8/15/12 USA Today/Gannet: -More than 21,000 retired federal workers receive lifetime government pensions of $100,000 or more per year. -Government pensions are vastly more generous than those in the private sector," says economist Veronique de Rugy of the market-oriented Mercatus Center: The average federal pension pays $32,824 annually. The average state and local government pension pays $24,373, Census data show. The average military pension is $22,492. ExxonMobilExxon Corporation, which has one of the best remaining private pensions, pays an average of $18,250 per retiree. -Pension payments cost $70 billion last year, plus $13 billion for retiree health care. Taxpayers face a $2 trillion unfunded liability — the amount needed to cover future benefits — for these programs, according to the government's audited financial statement.
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This is the worst President this nation has ever had... More
Answered By: Whiskey - 9/28/2012
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He wants to help the people who he most hates in America. The average American.
Answered By: RockIt - 9/28/2012
Answered By: Justin Thyme - 9/28/2012
Fe Fi Fo Fum... Trolls are running wild
Answered By: Steven - 9/28/2012
Those pensions you are complaining about and blaming on President Obama where created more than 20 years ago.
Answered By: Mr. Wolf - 9/28/2012
I'm a federal employee not part of a union and our pay has been frozen since 2010... More
Answered By: Philip McCrevice - 9/28/2012
No, it's just another lie.
Answered By: Liberals Love Censorship - 9/28/2012
Many postal workers are retired military vets...and you are basically counting them twice if you place them as "Highest paid government workers" because they receive retirement pay and a current salary... More
Answered By: MTR 2.0 - 9/28/2012
I think you are on to something.
Answered By: STEVE S - 9/28/2012
"Exxon is giving Lee Raymond one of the most generous retirement packages in history, nearly $400 million, including pension, stock options and other perks, such as a $1 million consulting deal, two years of home security, personal security, a car and driver, and use of a corporate jet for professional purposes... More
Answered By: Griggnax - 9/28/2012
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