USA Today has a story entitled “Federal Employees Paid More than Public Employees” that sheds more light on the upside down facts of life that the people of the United States pay taxes so that federal government workers can be on the gravy train. The story says:

“Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds. . . . Overall, federal workers earned an average salary of $67,691 in 2008 . . . . These salary figures do not include the value of health, pension and other benefits, which averaged $40,785 per federal employee in 2008 vs. $9,882 per private worker, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.”