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Just read the article from the Statesman Journal about the equality of pay between public employees and private sector employees. Based on the relevant report it is clear that the total compensation is similar. The difference lies in how it is paid. Private employees get paid more in actual paycheck while public employees give up the extra money to get the paid medical benefit and partially paid retirement benefit. There is no easy way to fix the budget issue. One favorite idea of some like Bill Sizemore is to privatize much of the work being done by the state employees. Looking around at other states where this has been done I see that on average it does not save money for the state and in certain situations results in an increase in fraud and crime as the private employers do not have the same checks and balances in place that the government agency uses.
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