Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Obama tries to solve unemployment by government hiring

The record deficits aren't a deterrent to the Obama administration expanding government payrolls. And the jobs pay very well. In 2007, the median annual household income was $50,233.00 according to the Census Bureau. The average pay for a federal worker will leap from $72,800 in 2008 to $75,419 next year. And the government is hiring like crazy. CBS News reported:
President Obama's call last year for "shared sacrifice" doesn't extend to federal employees, at least based on the details of his administration's 2010 budget released this week.

At a time when the official unemployment rate is nearing double digits, and 6.35 million people are receiving unemployment benefits, the U.S. government is on a hiring binge.

Executive branch employment — 1.98 million in 2009, excluding the Postal Service and the Defense Department — is set to increase by 15.6 percent for the 2010 fiscal year. Most of that is thanks to the Census Bureau hiring 102,000 temporary workers, but not counting them still yields a net increase of 2 percent in one year.

There's little belt-tightening in evidence in Washington, D.C.: Counting benefits, the average pay per federal worker will leap from $72,800 in 2008 to $75,419 next year.

Hat tip to Gateway Pundit.

1 comment:

Foxwood said...

Obama budget is failure by design. Why?