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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Where has the government been competent?
    USPS, completely self funded and it works. I am able to go out to my mailbox every day (excluding Sunday) and pick up my new mail, which has been delivered to me in a timely and cheap fashion, at no cost to the taxpayer. Tell me that isn't competent.
    Reality tends to have a liberal bias.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    USPS, completely self funded and it works. I am able to go out to my mailbox every day (excluding Sunday) and pick up my new mail, which has been delivered to me in a timely and cheap fashion, at no cost to the taxpayer. Tell me that isn't competent.
    Alright, I'll give you the nod here. USPS is running into problems though.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Wrong
    Because you say so?

    Wrong
    Because you say so?

    I've advised congress by letter, does that make me similar to a CEO?
    Do you seriously think you sending an idle letter to Congress is the same thing as Obama calling in various representatives and Senators into his office to talk with them on a daily basis?


    Not just republicans. There is a slight similarity here, but this is MUCH more of a congress thing than a president thing. So I'll call this 75% wrong.
    It's funny how you are now calling your own post wrong.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Where has the government been competent?
    Manhattan Project
    Hoover Dam
    NIH
    Flood Control (for the most part)
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Manhattan Project
    Hoover Dam
    NIH
    Flood Control (for the most part)
    They purposefully exposed innocent people to unsafe levels of radioactive substances, in order to test what the safe level of exposure was.
    To me that renders it as incompetent.
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    The point is that federal or even state employees should not be making more than private sector employees performing the same tasks while on the tax payer's dime.
    Have you studied this enough to know that this in fact that case?
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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Have you studied this enough to know that this in fact that case?
    Admittedly, no. I do know post office workers make $18 an hour. To sort and deliver. They get paid for an 8 hour day regardless of whether they work 8 hours. This is one example. During the census, workers were paid for hours where they weren't working. The two examples I know of are enough to convince me they probably aren't the only cases.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    They purposefully exposed innocent people to unsafe levels of radioactive substances, in order to test what the safe level of exposure was.
    To me that renders it as incompetent.
    Nah. If they did it by accident, it would be incompetent, I think a better description of that act, and similar ones (tuskegee syphilis study) is irresponsible/evil.

    Also to add to the list,
    NIST
    NOAA
    CBO

    Typically the competent government agencies are the boring ones that noone pays attention to.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 07-21-10 at 12:17 PM.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Typically the competent government agencies are the boring ones that noone pays attention to.
    Or shouldn't exist in the first place.

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    Re: The disparity between federal and private sector pay...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Or shouldn't exist in the first place.
    Possibly. However, NIST establishes weights and measures, which is in the constitution I believe. NOAA is mostly weather, but given how destructive hurricaines and tornados can be, I personally view that as a national security matter. CBO serves an essential budgetting function.

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