Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wage Reality

John Schmitt, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, finds, "When state and local government employees are compared to private sector workers with similar characteristics - particularly when workers are matched by age and education - state and local workers actually earn 4 percent less, on average, than their private sector counterparts."

So much for the talking-point of overpaid and lavishly rewarded public sector workers.

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