A couple more notes on the decay of this country October 9, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
Remember the day, not too long ago, when employment by the government was generally low paid but most typically seen as undemanding and very secure (certainly, there are exceptions). Well, the latter is still by and large correct, but for the former……..federal government employees now earn almost TWICE as much annually in pay and benefits than their private industry counterparts:
Employees for the federal government earn far more than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a new study by the Cato Institute.
Federal workers’ pay and benefits were 78 percent higher than private employees, who earned an average of $52,688 less than public sector workers last year.
The study found that federal government workers earned an average of $84,153 in 2014, compared to the private sector’s average of $56,350. Cato based its findings on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). [And while private sector wages have been stagnant for over 40 years, federal wages have more than doubled during that period]
But when adding in benefits pay for federal workers, the difference becomes more dramatic. Federal employees made $119,934 in total compensation last year, while private sector workers earned $67,246, a difference of over $52,000, or 78 percent.
“Since the 1990s, federal workers have enjoyed faster compensation growth than private-sector workers,” according to the study, written by Chris Edwards, the director of tax policy studies at Cato. “In 2014 federal workers earned 78 percent more, on average, than private-sector workers. Federal workers earned 43 percent more, on average, than state and local government workers.
“The federal government has become an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy,” the Edwards wrote.
The report noted that 2.1 million people work for the federal government, costing over $260 billion in wages and benefits this year.
Wow. Looks like I chose the wrong career. Note that state and local government employees now out-earn private sector employees, as well, by about 1/3. Plus there are lifetime pensions and extremely generous health insurance and vacation packages, too.
As I said in the previous post, whenever the Left says something, the opposite is true. This is so often the case as to almost be a concrete law of modern discourse. Most reasonably well-informed readers will surely be aware of the “1 in 5 college coeds experiences ‘sexual assault’ while on campus” myth. This myth has already been exploded – the real data shows that far less than 1% of female college students ever experiences sexual assault, even when defined down to include things like unwanted touching, and that these students are 2/3 less likely to experience genuine rape than women of the same age in the general population.
So where did this myth come from? Well, given that the Obama administration has ginned up a wicked persecution of men on college campuses, requiring colleges, to keep their federal funding, to actively persecute men off campus under the most specious of charges from women, it now turns out that at least 1 in 5 campus rape reports are so false they are completely dropped before any heavily biased proceedings against the male student can begin:
To take a page from alarmist writers who gleefully post headlines claiming that one-in-five women are sexually assaulted in college, I bring you some information that will be either ignored or severely downplayed.
It turns out the “one-in-five number” is correct, but it’s not the one-in-five the media are reporting. Harvard University released its sexual assault statistics as part of federal regulations, and it turns out 18.1 percent of reported rapes on campus are “unfounded,” defined by Harvard police as “any report of a crime that is found to be false or baseless.”
Yes it’s just one narrow report, but given how many young men (nearly 100) are now suing colleges and universities that attempted to ruin their lives through extra-judicial proceedings that kicked them off campus for alleged “rape” (cases that never merited enough evidence to go to actual criminal trial), and, even more, blackened their ‘permanent records’ with these usually baseless accusations making resuming their college education elsewhere impossible, this is obviously not a small problem. It’s so severe it would almost seem to argue for a return to the old no sex before marriage standard………but no, that’s obviously too ridiculous and extreme. Better to pay out a few score multi-million dollar lawsuits than change the present day environment on college campuses where such immoral, fruitless, and destructive couplings are positively encouraged by virtually colleges.
My kids will be living at home, thank you very much.