Should federal workers pay the price when the government closes? « Hot Air: "Unlike teachers, federal employees don’t have to “make up” days. And according to the Congressional Budget Office in 2012, most federal employees made far more than their private-sector counterparts, between pay and benefits, from 2005 to 2010. (Heritage labor expert James Sherk estimated the difference at 30 to 40 percent in his 2010 report.)
But should federal employees bear the consequences of what they are not responsible for? OPM makes its decisions at the top, and those decisions work their way down the chain by agency. Your average federal employee is not making the final decisions, in other words. And, certainly, the D.C. infrastructure makes snow-laden travel difficult, especially with so many drivers lacking any knowledge as to how to drive in snow."
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