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Romney’s Speech

By ThinkProgress on February 7, 2008 at 2:58 pm

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I’ve seen lots of posts on Mittens’ wingnutty farewell speech that focus on the “surrender to terror” bit, but what about this?

Did you see that today, government workers make more money than people who work in the private sector. Can you imagine what happens to an economy where the best opportunities are for bureaucrats?

This seems bizarre. A lot of the people working for the government have specialized skills. They’re lawyers, scientists, accountants, etc. and, in good market fashion, they earn more money than do unskilled workers. Teachers, to name a very large category of public sector worker, are, for obvious reasons, better-educated than the average person. Police officers and firefighters have demanding, often dangerous jobs. It’s not as if the people handing out forms at the DMV earn more money than hedge fund managers. I’m retroactively reconsidering my support for this clown.

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