Save Our Liberties and Freedoms: Fillibuster Everything
- The average pay of federal workers is over $71,000 (in Washington, D.C., it's $94,047), whereas the average pay in the private sector (if you have a job
) is $50,028. Annual raises are a matter of course, and government employees enjoy close to lifetime job security and benefits including retirement.
Rising star Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, commented, "I about fell off my chair when I saw that the number of federal employees making more than $150,000 have more than doubled in the last 18 months."