Washington Examiner:  “As of 2008, the average federal salary was $119,982, compared with $59,909 for the average private sector employee.  In other words, the average federal bureaucrat makes twice as much as the average working taxpayer. Add the value of benefits like health care and pensions, and the gap grows even bigger. The average federal employee’s benefits add $40,785 to his annual total compensation, whereas the average working taxpayer’s benefits increase his total compensation by only $9,881.”

When you combine salary and benefits, the average federal employee (one of the ruling class) got $160,767 in 2008 while the average private sector employee (peasant class) got $69,790. The people work and pay taxes to pay the salary and benefits of the ruling class consisting of federal, state and local government workers.