Congress Should Look At Reducing Federal Workforce “Across the Board,” Republican Says

Monday, December 6, 2010
By Paul Martin

By Nicholas Ballasy
CNSNews.com

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Thursday declined to say whether salaries of federal employees should be cut, but he did say that Congress needs to look at “a reduction of federal employees across the board.”
For the year 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that federal worker compensation including benefits averaged $123,049, which was more than double the private sector average (with benefits) of $61,051.
CNSNews.com cited these statistics in a question to Sen. DeMint and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) at a press conference on Capitol Hill, asking whether they support a cut to federal employees’ salaries.

For the year 2009, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that federal worker compensation including benefits averaged $123,049, which was more than double the private sector average (with benefits) of $61,051.

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