Primordial Slack: In Praise of Public Servants

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Primordial Slack: In Praise of Public Servants: "If the world was a fair place, the sump-pumpers and bilge-bailers of this world would make as much as a Congressman. They do more for the public good than both houses of Congress."

2 comments:

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks for the link!

Rick Ballard said...

According to the BLS, 51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators have an average annual income of $37,180, ranking 446th (out of 800) while 11-1031 Legislators have an average annual income of $32,730 ranking 530th. There are 106,550 water (clean and dirty) workers and 62,020 legislators.

Dunno what that means but after rummaging through Fed, BLS, BEA and Census data for a few days, I'm not sure what anything means.