The President’s budget includes a 1.9% pay increase for federal employees in 2018. A Democrat wants a 3.2% increase in 2018. That’s all fine and they are modest increases … except when you consider that public employees have a total compensation package about 44% higher than average working Americans who are footing the bill.
How many working Americans do you know who have a generous pension, plus a savings plan, good health benefits paid mostly by the employer and more in benefits?
It’s time to consider the bill average taxpayers are expected to pay and look at total compensation and keep government total compensation in line with working Americans.
Politicians criticize executive pay and in doing so they include total compensation not just salary. That’s what we should be doing here.
8% OF THE TOTAL FEDERAL BUDGET GOES FOR BENEFITS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND VETERANS