I saw this at MALcontends and thought a few graphs might add to what is a completely different picture of public employees, as compared to the Walker administrations vilified overpaid, benefit laden drag on our economy. The Center on Wisconsin Strategy, COWS, put a few numbers together and found:
Public-sector workers did not cause this recession, but they have been targeted to shoulder its price.
PUBLIC-SECTOR WORKERS: OVERPAID? NO.
THE PUBLIC SECTOR: A BLOATED WORKFORCE IN WISCONSIN? NO.
PUBLIC-SECTOR WORKERS: THE SOURCE OF WISCONSIN’S BUDGET DEFICIT? NO.