by Snidely Whiplash
Could Congressman Anthony Weiner, Democrat, NY, have a more apropos name than Weiner? I guess Weasel would work too. From now on he’s Congressman Weasel Weiner, Democrat, NY, to me. In what can hardly be characterized as little else, Weasel Weiner is sponsoring a move by 74 House Democrats to demand Clarence Thomas recuse himself from hearing any SCOTUS Obamacare review because he needs to be sure to “maintain the integrity of this Court.”
Apparently the Weasel bases his demands on the fact Justice Thomas’ wife Ginny worked for the Heritage Foundation, and as it was stated she “has experience and connections” with clients who’d like to overturn Obamacare.
I can’t say I’m overly shocked by this. When it comes to levels to which some petulant lefties will stoop we know there is no such thing as “bottom.” A snake’s belly isn’t even close to how low some of these clowns can and will go. Sub-basements only whet their appetite for going lower. The Fuhrer Bunker wasn’t low enough for them. Methinks the natural end to their seeking bottom will be Hell, and that’s fitting cause one can hardly go lower.
I wonder if all that stooping hurts their backs? It is said in many quarters this effort by Weasel Weiner, Whining Desperate Democrat, NY, is in retaliation for Republican’s supposedly calling for Kagan to recuse herself because she was US solicitor general during the healthcare shoving down our throats.
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If you’re looking for a job, as 8 million Americans are, the government is the place to work. You make more money and work less. It’s grand being a federal worker or career politician. Tell your kids.
Federal employees earn 30 to 40 percent more money than their private sector counterparts on average, a study from the conservative Heritage Foundation finds. These pay discrepancies persist despite the recession, unlike the situation in the private sector, where unemployment is 9.5 percent and wages have steadily declined.
The report comes on the heels of a new unemployment numbers showing another month of anemic job growth in the midst of President Obama’s “Recovery Summer” tour, where he is highlighting what he calls signs of economic recovery.
Those still employed are better off working for the federal government, the Heritage report found, where they could earn salaries 22 percent higher than their privately employed peers and benefits that are far more generous than those in the private sector.
The report found that in the private sector, wages are closely tied to productivity.
“Businesses that pay wages below the associated level of productivity lose quality employees to competitors paying higher wages,” the report stated. “Businesses that pay workers more than their productivity lose customers to competitors with lower prices because of lower costs.”
While the government portends to peg its pay rates to market wages, in practice federal wages often bear little resemblance to private sector wages in similar jobs.
The biggest culprit, according to the report, is the federal General Schedule (GS) pay scale, which determines the salaries of 70 percent of the federal workforce. Each of the 15 GS pay grades has 15 incremental steps, each earning slightly higher wages with wide ranges in pay depending on the step. For example, a college-educated, entry-level GS 7 position earns an average of $42,209 at step one. By step 10, a GS 7 level employee would earn an average of $54,875 per year, not counting benefits.
The USA Today has a similar story that relates to this article.
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