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I moved from the public sector (county and city jobs) to the private sector. In what's a fairly entry level position, I no longer have to work evenings and weekends, make about the same as I did as a supervisor with government, receive good healthcare benefits, with about the same contributions from me. I receive a 401k match that wasn't far behind PERS, until it was temporarily cut for the recession this year. I enjoyed the stability of government employment, until we were hit with layoffs. And no severance. A similar layoff in the private sector probably would have come with 6 months severance.
The argument for cutting government benefits seems to be about dragging down as many people as possible to the lowest common denominator. Why not find ways to make healthcare affordable to small and medium-sized businesses?
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