We knew that federal employees got some insane benefits compared to the rest of us, but this latest report from The Washington Examiner is scathing..
Federal employees are almost getting a day off for every day they work, you can’t even make up this level of insanity anymore America.
They already make an average 55% more in wages and compensation than private sector workers, get 10 paid holidays, and can be eligible for another 99 paid days off, so when Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson considered giving federal employees an additional free day for Juneteenth, he balked.
“I am happy to celebrate Juneteenth. I think we should celebrate the fact that we did remove that original sin by emancipating slaves,” said Johnson in blocking Senate approval Wednesday.
“I simply don’t believe we should make American taxpayers in the private sector pony up $600 million a year, $6 billion over 10 years, to give federal workers, who already are paid quite generously and have quite a few days off, one more paid day off,” he added.
While certainly a disappointment to the bipartisan drive for a “Juneteenth” holiday, Johnson brought to the debate a revealing calculation of the benefits federal workers receive, taxpayer-funded perks that would make any private worker envious.
You can read more from our friends at The Washington Examiner