USA Today reports on the growing number of federal workers earning more than $150,000: "The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds." So more government employees are making more money while unemployment across the US remains at 9.6%. Given that unemployment in DC is at 6%, it's hard for me to see how a government shutdown would be unpopular.
I increasingly believe that we should model government pay on the system used aboard pirate ships.
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