How can it be that those who produce nothing but misery for the people who pay them are paid at almost twice the rate of those who actually produce something? How do we EVER expect anything to be fixed when all these un-elected, unaccountable people live together, enjoy a very, very comfortable existence, cannot be fired from their jobs, get automatic raises every year, are not concerned with healthcare or retirement and MAKE THE LAWS that enslave the rest of us, the people they supposedly work for? If government worked properly and if the people who were hired by government ACTUALLY WORKED there would be less of them each year since if they actually solved “problems” their job would be to eliminate their job since they would no longer be needed when the “problem” was fixed. Since this NEVER happens the only logical conclusion is that there never was a problem or they are incompetent. I believe it is both since they ALWAYS make problems where none existed before and even with that they never solve the problem. Something is very, very wrong.
Federal workers poised to overtake salaries of senators, DC gets highest pay raise
The top paychecks of federal workers are set to grow again next year to a six-figure number that rivals the $174,000 salaries of America’s 535 House and Senate members.
Under a new federal order, salaries for most bureaucrats in the General Service will rise next year when the cap on top pay hits $164,000.
And for the upper reaches of the government, senior executive service employees will be allowed to earn a maximum of $189,600.
The Washington area, where the bulk of federal workers are employed, will get the biggest pay raise under the order signed by President Trump before Christmas. There, the increase for General Service workers will be 2.29 percent.
The average federal worker in 2016 earned $86,365. With benefits, the total compensation was $123,160.
The average nonfederal pay in the nation was $58,726, with total compensation at $69,901.