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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 897 -- Federal Pay Disparity.

High Federal Employee Pay Exploding-

Our economy is now based in Washington, DC. While the rest of the nation, other than basically Texas, has shed jobs over the past few years, the federal government just continues growing and growing. We're not just talking War on Terror jobs, either. The federal government's high paying jobs have multiplied substantially over the past several years:

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Federal workers earning $150,000 or more make up 3.9% of the workforce, up from 0.4% in 2005.

Since 2000, federal pay and benefits have increased 3% annually above inflation compared with 0.8% for private workers, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Can we confidently say "this too shall pass" about this, just because Republicans are back in charge of the House? Not at all. But when Republicans take back the White House and the Senate, this better not happen again if Republicans want to maintain power for more than a cycle or two.

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