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Government Eployees are better than you.

How else can you explain why they get all the perks?

The biggest expense uncovered in the audit was $30 million in unjustified bonuses to employees and management in 2008 and 2009 without consideration of performance.

One example was paying employees overtime for removing snow and working holidays and then giving additional “snow removal bonuses” and “holiday bonuses.”

The Comptroller’s Office audit released Tuesday says taxpayers also paid $430,000 for free E-ZPass transponders for employees to get to work and nearly $90,000 in scholarships for workers’ kids.

The audit shows turnpike authority employees got bonuses and overtime for working their birthdays and holidays.

Comptroller Matt Boxer says tolls are set for another increase in 2012.

“While tolls are going up, the Turnpike Authority is overpaying its employees, overpaying its management, overpaying for its health plan and overpaying for legal services,” Boxer said in a statement.

Public money was also used to cover costs for a toll operators event that none of the authority’s employees actually attended.

The real question is why do we still have toll booth operators? Could it be that they are part of the sacred cow, the Teamsters Union?

Categories: Libtard, Public Choice
  1. October 27, 2010 at 12:17

    While it’s important to note that government employees’ wages come directly from taxpayers, I don’t understand what you mean by “government employees are better than you.” Better than who, exactly? Employees in the private sector? Because the private sector isn’t doing me any favors right now, and my pay doesn’t come from the government. What role does the government have in a private employees’ crappy (or lack of) benefits? Why is government to blame for employees in the private sector not being treated to as many perks or bonuses?

    While the title of your post seems tongue-in-cheek, would it be accurate to say that you don’t necessarily disapprove of these perks, but rather wish that they weren’t extendedonly to government employees? I’d suggest petitioning giant corporate employers like Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, etc., and trying to convince them to treat their employees better with competitive pay and better benefits and perks.

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