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Are Government Employees Giving 100 Percent?

Steve Ressler | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

Someone who likes their job 75 percent of the time is probably doing vastly better than average, so here are a five ways we can keep public sector employees -- and, really, anyone in the workforce -- interested, happy and productive.

Government Layoffs In Cities Could Hurt Recovery

Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The layoffs of thousands of government workers may threaten the already slow-motion economic recovery in many U.S. metropolitan areas...

The Biggest Cities Running Out Of Government Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

The drumbeat of negative economic news has continued at an alarming rate. For residents of some regions in the U.S., the noise is even louder. Thes...

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

Peter Block | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Block

By Peter Block The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occas...

The Wages of Sin

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

One of the perennial questions that arises in government is whether dishonest public officials, if convicted, should forfeit their pensions. No one rule can cover all the cases.

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

State Workers Are Retiring In Droves

Daily Finance | Jonathan Berr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Many employees of cash-strapped states, such as New Jersey, California and New York, appear headed for the exits -- trying to get out while they still...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

The F Word: Setting the Story Straight on Snow "Slowdown"

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

It's worth noting: the story of a union-staged work slowdown after New York's first major snowstorm of the year has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.

Government Workers Are the New Illegal Aliens

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Dupuy

Government workers are the new group treated like parasites on the system; their jobs are illegitimate and disposable. Better to stick with the empty and symbolic than tackle the difficult.

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (4): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Over the past three days, we've looked at the phony deficit crisis withe excerpts from my new book, "It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On: The S...

Government Worker Envy

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

One of the themes of the Tea Party and others on the right has been how good government workers have it. I never knew I had it so good.

Where Do People Think Gov't Workers Come From?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Public rancor directed at government workers is a bit confounding. It's on all levels: state, local, federal. Much of this particular election cycle ...

"Coddled" Public Employees Make Less than the Private Sector

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

It's a truism on the right these days: firefighters, librarians, sanitation workers, and other public employees are lazy and overpaid. They've "turned...

Federal Pay Cut Is 'Only Way' To Conquer Deficit: Forbes | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the United States were a large company, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein write, "the solution would be a no-brainer: It would be time for a big pay c...

Your Mailman Didn't Make the Economy Collapse

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Rather than being outraged that a public employee earns a living wage, we should ask why more private sector workers don't.