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Old Nov 10, 2010, 11:09 AM
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82,000 Federal Employees paid over 150,000 a year

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...pay10_ST_N.htm

There's even a nice chart in there to show the number of employees making 150,000 in 2005 versuse 2010 ... (

Well ... we could either say ... "Look! Bush was President for the majority of the time and responsible for the increase." Or we could say "Look! That was right when the Democrats took control of Congress and are responsible for the increase."

In the end, it doesn't matter ... growth of Government has gotten to the tipping point.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 12:57 PM
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That's way, way too many. Tea Party! There's a place to start cutting the Federal expenditures!
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Oh no, our government is too big and we can't afford the payroll anymore, we are running deficits.

Dem solution...that's okay, we'll spend more money and hire more people, that'll solve the problem!
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 02:56 PM
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I'd bet they could eliminate half or more of those "positions" and you'd not be able to tell the difference.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I'd bet they could eliminate half or more of those "positions" and you'd not be able to tell the difference.
Whuh?

You mean here in LTUP?
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Oh no, our government is too big and we can't afford the payroll anymore, we are running deficits.

Dem solution...that's okay, we'll spend more money and hire more people, that'll solve the problem!
Someone on this forum recently postulated that paying government workers higher wages would stimulate the economy and raise tax receipts, resulting in less deficit. This is the kind of "logic" and "reason" we are fighting against. The fact that it even has to be explained why that makes no sense astounds me.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Oh no, our government is too big and we can't afford the payroll anymore, we are running deficits.

Dem solution...that's okay, we'll spend more money and hire more people, that'll solve the problem!
The very Dim and dem method is to raise taxes so they can spend more......

I do not believe the left will be satisfied till the United States of America is only a memory
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 07:15 PM
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Oh no, our government is too big and we can't afford the payroll anymore, we are running deficits.

Dem solution...that's okay, we'll spend more money and hire more people, that'll solve the problem!


No, first the Dems would hire 20,000 more at that rate to STUDY the problem..
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Bwah HAA Ha ha,
Dang thats the same thing they use to justify tax increases , or to block tort reform.
Its such a small amount you couldn't even tell. The straw that broke the camels back comes to mind.
START SOMEWHERE G D it.

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I'd bet they could eliminate half or more of those "positions" and you'd not be able to tell the difference.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 01:01 AM
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Somebody start heating up the tar, I'll get the feathers!
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 01:03 AM
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That's way, way too many. Tea Party! There's a place to start cutting the Federal expenditures!
Peter will be along soon enough with charts...
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 02:25 AM
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Wouldn't be so bad, if for a moment there was any evidence they were worth it.

But that's the trend, isn't it? Getting paid 6 or 7 figures just because you can, not because you're worth it. This scenario applies to almost every Fortune-whatever CEO.

The corporation can lose billions. Better yet, apply for government welfare. But the CEO, who actually produces absolutely nothing, gets paid $3M plus that much again bonus.

Umm-hmm. That's the Merikun Way alright. It wasn't when we were prosperous, but it sure the hell is now.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 10:28 AM
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82,000 people making AT LEAST 150,000 a year comes to 12,300,000,000.00

In 2005 "only" 7420 Federal employees were making over 150,000 a year ... which is

1,113,000,000.00

We're talking about an 11 fold increase over the past 5 years ... 1.1 Billion versuse 12.3 Billion a year
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 10:31 AM
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Wouldn't be so bad, if for a moment there was any evidence they were worth it.

But that's the trend, isn't it? Getting paid 6 or 7 figures just because you can, not because you're worth it. This scenario applies to almost every Fortune-whatever CEO.

The corporation can lose billions. Better yet, apply for government welfare. But the CEO, who actually produces absolutely nothing, gets paid $3M plus that much again bonus.

Umm-hmm. That's the Merikun Way alright. It wasn't when we were prosperous, but it sure the hell is now.
There STILL needs to be a CEO for the corporation to operate. And the argument can be forwarded that it might have been worse without that person there. WE just do not know.
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