December 13, 2012
Federal employees are overpaid and underworked (probably a good thing), but a tear-jerker in today’s Washington Post reports that “job satisfaction across the government has hit its lowest point in almost a decade”:
It’s no secret that federal workers are feeling worn down. They’ve had their salaries frozen and are at the center of a partisan debate over the value of their work. A report due out Thursday, based on the largest sample ever of the workforce of 2 million, confirms a steady decline in morale and ebbing commitment.
Meanwhile, private sector workers – the people whose taxes pay for the salaries and benefits of federal workers – are still dealing with the aftermath of an economic downturn caused in large part by federal policies. Federal workers – with their cushy benefits and job protections – are worn down? Tell that to private sector workers who have seen their benefits reduced and their job security undermined by the economic uncertainty being engineered by the Beltway kleptocrats.
As if the fiscal angle wasn’t irritating enough, we’re apparently supposed to feel sorry for the government employees who get paid to trample on our civil liberties: