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The Ruling Class Doesn’t Like Paying Taxes, Either

Posted By Alex Adrianson On November 18, 2010 @ 5:00 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

Government employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes, CNBC reports [1].

According to Heritage Foundation fellow James Sherk [2], the typical federal worker “receives 22 percent more in wages than an equally skilled private sector worker … .” And, says Sherk, when both wages and benefits are toted up, federal workers are overpayed by $40 billion to $50 billion per year.

You’d think they would be able to pay their taxes.


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[1] CNBC reports: https://email.heritage.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.cnbc.com/id/40215318/Government_Employees_Owe_Billions_in_Delinquent_Taxes

[2] According to Heritage Foundation fellow James Sherk: https://email.heritage.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/09/Federal-Pay-Still-Inflated-After-Accounting-for-Skills

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