Will government employees vote democrat or Republican?
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php… Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012: -Of the top twenty political contributors between 1989 and 2012 twelve are unions; they give less than 5% to Republicans; only six of those top twenty are corporations who gave about 40% to democrats (Goldman Sachs gave 56% of its cash to democrats). -The NEA (“teachers” union) gave $43,613,263: 71% went to democrats, 5% to Republicans. -The AFT (“teachers” union) gave $34,698,466: 86% went to democrats, 0% to Republicans. -The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) gave $61,610,080: 73% went to democrats, 0% to Republicans. 10/21/10 Wall Street Journal: The AFSCME is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections. It gave 0% to Republicans between 1989 and 2012. ------------- U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS140000… The unemployment rate has been over 8.1% for 43 months. -8/13/10 USA Today: Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. -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.” -7/8/11 U. S. News Report (usnews.com): The actual number of private sector jobs decreased since 2008. Government jobs increased. -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. - 10/5/12 (CNSNews.com): The best news anywhere in the U.S. economy over the past three months has been in the government sector, where unemployment has dropped dramatically from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August to 4.3 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Asked By: holeymoley - 10/5/2012
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They will vote Democrat James. You know we are headed for a Greece like situation. Only time will tell how long this will take to get there. Corporations like ALEC and others like them are contributing to the downfall of American. This is not so much a dem/rep issue as it is a moral issue. Lie cheat steal is the norm... More
Answered By: Jope - 10/5/2012
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Answered By: Beagle - 10/5/2012
Government workers always vote Democrat. This is where they get the big salaries, benefits, and retirement.
Answered By: Misty - 10/5/2012
Why are you asking if you think you already know... More
Answered By: BruceN - 10/5/2012
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