Randy is mad at federal workers for getting a fair deal instead of getting screwed like a good worker should.
I don’t know much about the pay freeze for federal workers, but I say RIGHT ON. What I’ve heard is that pay amongst federal workers is about 33% higher than private sector workers. They already have enough, it’s time to spread that wealth to those who actually have it rough.
Obama is as self-serving as the worst of them in Washington. it’s what you get for voting based on your white-guilt.
Actually federal workers’ pay is 7% lower than private sector pay. What kind of sense does it make for workers who are screwed to take it out on workers who are getting a fair deal?
American workers are very peculiar. They are generally getting screwed themselves, whether they realize it or not. So instead of trying to better their own position like any normal person would do, instead they lash out at those few workers who are getting paid well and getting a fair deal. Makes no sense. Misplaced envy. Dammit, let’s lower everyone to my degraded level! What kind of sense does that make?
There is also a complaint against public employees’ medical benefits. They are “too generous.” I don’t think it’s possible for medical benefits to be too generous. They either give you good health care, or they don’t. Once again, envy at the few workers being treated fairly and demands that those receiving fair treatment be lowered to the same gutter level as everyone else.
Randy wants to cut federal workers’ pay and redistribute it to the screwed private sector workers. Not a bad idea if it worked that way, but it doesn’t. Federal employees will be attacked, and the surplus generated will be given to the rich. Not one dime will filter down to the private sector workers. It will just be a race to the bottom for all workers.
I admit there is a problem with public employee pensions. I understand a lot of high paid public employees get to retire on pensions of $100,000/yr or more. That’s just ridiculous.
Let’s get real here for a second. Beating up public employees and their hard fought gains as a result of their powerful unions is a perverse sport. It’s as anti-worker as a movement gets. So why do private sector workers get behind it?
The crab analogy is worthwhile. Put a bunch of crabs in a barrel. They will try to climb to the top. As a few start to make it over the edge, incredibly, the ones below will grab the successful and pull them off the edge, sending them crashing to the bottom. If I can’t succeed, no one else will either. This is the perverse mindset behind the rightwing populism of the hatred of public employees movement.