Michigan's new Gov. Rick Snyder released an extremely dishonest "Citizens' Guide" yesterday. It's a report that pretends to show government workers earn twice as much as their counterparts in the private sector. The report of course is supposed to provide a rationale for deep cuts to government workers' salaries and benefits.
(Note to Gov. Snyder: It wasn't government workers who caused the state budget problems. It was the recession caused by Wall Street's recklessness and collapse. If you think government workers make too much money, what's your opinion of those investment bankers that wrecked the economy?)
TeamsterNation was not surprised to learn that the "report" echoes work by a researcher at the Mackinac Center. That's according to a nasty little screed, "Government is not a jobs bank," written by one Jared Skorup at the Mackinac Center.
The Mackinac Center is the largest state-based
free-market corporate predator think-tank and it receives funding from two Koch foundations, the Charles G. Koch Foundation and the Charles R. Lambe Foundation. For a quick tutorial on the Kochs, click here.