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Federal Workers Pay

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011, at 6:51 PM

We all know that federal workers have some great benefits and are typically paid more than similar private sector jobs. What you might not know is that some federal workers continue getting paid even after their death. Because of mistakes made by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, taxpayer money has been used to payout over $600 million to dead federal workers over the past five years. You can read more about this waste of money here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23...

This is just one example of careless spending by our government, yet many of those in congress continue to claim raising taxes will help our deficit problem. If you ask me the only thing that will come from more tax dollars is more careless spending!


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Agreed! If an individual has a debt problem they can't demand a raise from their boss, so they cut their spending or go bankrupt.

Government should be the same.

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Sep 23, 2011, at 6:56 PM

Hmmmm Wno's cashing the checks ?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Fri, Sep 23, 2011, at 9:39 PM

When all is said and done China is cashing them.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 3:42 AM

According to the article family members were cashing the checks.

-- Posted by Rodney Simmons on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 7:45 AM

Another waste of Taxpayers money. Our DO_NOTHING Congressmen & Senators on recess with Goverment Shutdown looming.AGAIN.. They all need to be replaced in my opinion. The lobbyist are in control of our goverment/OUR MONEY.

-- Posted by ckna910 on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 11:59 AM

Once again the people are being held hostage by the "give it to the rich" entitlement party.......

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 5:47 PM

Wonderwhy, You really need to lay off the kool-aid.

Government retirement plans, and the amount of federal workers that is so massive that garbage like this is possible, is a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT platform.

For the record it isn't "give it to the rich" it's "let the rich keep it" pity you can't see any difference between letting people keep what they earned and redistributing money to democrat voters who refuse to work.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 6:53 PM

Actually, quietmike, has made a bit of a mis-statement; the Government retirement plans were started by the Republicans.

-- Posted by Tyger on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 7:36 PM

The democrats controlled the House of representatives, with Tip O'Neill as speaker, when the Federal Employee Retirement System was passed in 1986.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Sep 25, 2011, at 3:16 AM

Federal workers have some great benefits and are typically paid more than similar private sector jobs.

Since we all know this would someone let me in on it? I haven't had a pay raise in 7 years,work 10-12 hour days with no overtime, asked to do more with less, no vacation in years due to lack of staff if I'm not at work the job doesn't get completed.

I donate my vacation time to others who have no leave.stress has caused several medical problems.

So someone please tell me how where are all the great benefits that I have missed over the past 26 years?

-- Posted by kjp437 on Sun, Sep 25, 2011, at 6:50 AM

kjp437, it actually depends on which branch or entity of the federal government you work for in order to get great pay. I have a friend that has a relative that works for a government entity and she says his pay is less than what postal workers make, even though he does have good benefits, and his job is more physically challenging and tougher than that of a postal worker. So you really cannot classify all federal workers as making a fantastically high salary. I guess the higher up you are in closeness to the D.C. powers that be, the better the salary - regardless to the type of job.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Sun, Sep 25, 2011, at 9:42 AM

Actually, quietmike, has made a bit of a mis-statement; the Government retirement plans were started by the Republicans.

-- Posted by Tyger on Sat, Sep 24, 2011, at 7:36 PM

You gotta watch yourself and have your ducks in a row before you match information with quietmike. when he makes a statement he's done the research.

-- Posted by docudrama on Mon, Sep 26, 2011, at 8:07 PM

Quietmike is talking about FERS, the successor to CSRS, so I stand by my statement. When I started working for Uncle Sam in 1965, I was under CSRS and retired under it. FERS is actually Social Security, which makes it less than the old CSRS. A 402(k)-type savings plan was added to help.

The regular federal workers has to 42 years to get 80% of their high-3 salary; Congress critters only have to get elected and re-elect for 24 years.

The greatest benefit a retiree gets is that one can continue with the federal health plans.

A federal worker's salary depends on many factors. Most clerical types and of similiar ilk are the same nation-wide. If the worker is in certain technical fields, the fields have shortages of qualified people, and/or high cost areas get a higher salary rate, usally one step increase.

-- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 8:33 PM

"Quietmike is talking about FERS, the successor to CSRS, so I stand by my statement. When I started working for Uncle Sam in 1965",

- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 8:33 PM

Uhm, I am not sure what CSRS stands for, but in 1965 Democrats had control of the Senate and House, and in the previous 20 years, with the exception of 1947 and 1951, the Republicans only had the slightest majority in the Senate only. Do tell, when was CRSR created?

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernm...

-- Posted by Midnight Rider on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 1:19 AM

CSRS stands for Civil Service Retirement System and it was created by the 66th congress in 1920 which did have a republican majority in both the house and senate.

I was referring to efforts of republicans versus democrats in the last 40 years or so.

Republicans have wanted to shrink the size of government and privatize many functions of government, such as social security, to return us to our constitutional limits. Democrats have opposed this at every step.

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 10:19 AM

Thanks for the compliment docudrama.

-- Posted by quietmike on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 1:24 PM

Republican or Democrat makes no difference,they all are crooks and take from us/tax payers to line their and their friends pockets.

-- Posted by jdem on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 8:11 PM


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Rodney Simmons is a life long resident of Bedford County. He grew up in the Halls Mill area and graduated from Community High School. Rodney's career has primarily been in the construction industry and he holds a degree in Construction Management. Some of his hobbies include fishing, reading and writing. He presently lives in Shelbyville with his wife and two teenage children.
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