Public Employees

Are Those Horrible, Sometimes Unionized, State and Local Employees Overpaid? Apparently Not ォ naked capitalism
Two quick thoughts.
The right is saying, “We smashed the unions so now everyone is worse off except public employees — now it’s their turn.”
Second, when they compute government “pay” do they add in the low pay received by all the non-union employees of contractors? They’ve been privatizing one after another government function to contractors, leaving only higher-level employees who administer all the contractor companies. If they aren’t including the low-paid trash collectors and airport security employees in the calculations then of course it makes it look like government employees are paid more.