Parade Magazine reported this weekend that the average federal employee now "earns $63,125 per year". Damn if you add the cost of fringe benefits and a great pension/retirement package that must cost taxpayers about $85,000 per year. That is pretty sweet (if you are the federal employee and not just a taxpayer like me). I have to ask why is it so high? The annual earnings for an average American worker is only about $40,000.
Someone please tell me why the federal government pays such high salaries. And let me know if they are hiring!