Friday, March 26, 2010

A new definition of Public Servant

We once had the idea that public servants went into their jobs because of a notion of something which Jerry Brown called "psychic income" - they did it for the great feeling they got out of helping others.  It turns out that these civic minded individuals also do pretty well too.

The shills for the public employee unions argue that because of the high skills needed for government jobs that pay would naturally be higher.  Balderdash!  If you actually do a side by side comparison - most government employees do better than their private sector counterparts.

What intrigues me now is the definition of "public servant" I guess the meaning here is those people who pay for the lifestyles of the rich and not so famous - i.e. the taxpayers are the real public servants.   At some point we will wake up to this idiocy and put some more sanity into the compensation schemes which we have allowed to be created for the people we serve. (i.e. the Government Employees) - this story is worthy of something that Frederic Bastiat would have written about.

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