Last week I wrote about Royger Harris and his newly-formed, Williamson County Employees' Association, a 'union lite' organization Harris formed to complain about county employees not receiving raises this year. It seems Mr. Harris' has rather unfortunate timing since in the last week there has been a spate of news stories regarding the problem of public sector salaries.
In a guest post at Hot Air, Mary Katharine Ham discusses the issue and includes numerous examples of how some public sector (government employees) are not only enjoying 30% raises, but also exploiting the system to collect both salary and pension at the same time.
The bottom line? As part of the return to fiscally responsible budgeting at the federal, state, AND local levels, public sector salaries and pensions must be comparable to the private sector and market forces. Without these restraints, our various governments will continue down the path of financial insolvency.