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PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTOR PAY DISPARITY - MATT PATTERSON
Ocean State Current: Public Employee Pay and Benefits Draw Historical Comparison with Corruption in Roman Empire
The incestuous relationship that exists between union officials and the elected officials they help put into office deserves greater attention and scrutiny, Matt Patterson, a labor policy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in Washington, D.C., told the Current.
“The pay disparity between public and private sector workers is one of the great unreported injustices in America,” Patterson said.
“Government-worker unions help hire, make that hire, their own bosses: politicians, who are then unsurprisingly inclined to grant their benefactors generous wage and benefit packages with taxpayer dollars. It’s a little like the later stages of the Roman Empire, when the army would install as Emperor whichever general the soldiers thought would reward them the best. Then as now, such a bargain is a recipe for corruption and incompetence.” > View the news story on Oceanstatecurrent.com
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