While the private economy has lost more than 3 million jobs in the last two years, the federal government has been adding jobs at a rate of nearly 10,000 a month.
Federal government employees earned average pay and benefits of $123,049. Contrast that with workers in the private sector who made $61,051. Studies show that a worker in private industry is three times more likely to be laid off than a federal civilian worker.
One article in USA Today reported that federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14 percent to 19 percent during the recession’s first 18 months. The article concluded, “The trend to six-figure salaries is occurring throughout the federal government, in agencies big and small, high-tech and low-tech.”
The current administration seems determined to grow the federal government at the expense of the private economy. That affects families, which in turn affects their ability to give to churches and charities.