Obama Has Hired 101 New Federal Employees Per Day Since Taking Office


obamaYou may have noticed some economic difficulties across the country in recent years among family, friends, neighbors, colleagues. One sector is doing quite nicely, however, under Barack Hussein Obama.

In the 1,420 days since he took the oath of office, the federal government has daily hired on average 101 new employees. Every day. Seven days a week. All 202 weeks. That makes 143,000 more federal workers than when Obama talked forever on that cold day in January of 2009.

Under Obama the total federal workforce has surpassed two million for the first time since the first Clinton term, now sitting about the 2.2 ,million level.

Now comes a new poll revealing that Americans know what’s going on. A majority of Americans believes government workers make more money than private sector workers, according to the new Rasmussen Reports poll. Sixty-one percent of private sector workers believe that.

Surprisingly, Republicans, independents and Democrats are united in agreement that government employees have it better than private sector workers although, predictably, Dems are slightly less sure.

“The federal workforce has become an elite island of secure and high-paid workers, separated from the ocean of average American workers competing in the global economy,” according to a report this year by the Cato Institute.

That report found the average civilian federal government worker collected just under $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, about $32,000 more than the average private sector worker. That’s a total federal worker package of about $236 billion a year.

In his public outbursts during the alleged fiscal cliff negotiations, Obama has suggested that talks over federal spending cuts come later after his immediate favored tax increases.

Obama has frozen the inflated federal salaries into next spring, while the Republican platform in this fall’s campaign called for a 10% reduction in the federal labor force through attrition. The reelected Obama seems unlikely to go along with that idea.

Congressional Republicans have also called for firing the thousands of federal employees who are behind in their income taxes but still somehow remain on the public payroll.

The latest IRS report said, for instance, that 36 of Obama’s White House aides had $833,000 in unpaid back taxes.

According to Rasmussen, two out of three Americans are sure that company employees work harder than their lazy lay-about government counterparts. Only five percent think it’s the other way around; they may belong to street repair crews (see photo above).

Even a plurality (48%) of government employees admit their private industry counterparts do work harder.


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  1. This article may not be telling the entire truth. He has hired 143,000. Obama claimed that in the last 30 months the economy has added over 5 million jobs. Both statements are true. However, the economy lost over 5 million jobs during the same period, so the statement was misleading. Obama has indirectly hired over 143,000 people. how many people were fired, laid off, left, etc.? The article does not say. That is misleading. Sinking down to Obama’s level.

  2. #2 – if Obama is hiring an average of 101 workers on a daily basis something sounds wrong. Just take a look at utility workers sitting in their trucks for 1/2 hour from one assignment to their next assignment.

  3. #2,

    Just to be clear. While the economy is getting worse by the day, the government is hiring without a care.
    Just to be clear – whose paying for it?!

    Just to be clear: He threw the Nation off the fiscal cliff to pay for this.
    Just to be clear, it is very upsetting and angering!

  4. Not true… this article is completely fallacious. Obama has reduced the Federal payroll by over 700k thousand Jobs as we speak 4th quarter 2013… “Bureau of labor statistics” This took the spike from the census and spread it out over this time frame.. (check it out at Census.gov)

    I do not like the president I am not a party loyalist but we must have facts if we are going to get anywhere http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2013/04/public-and-private-sector-payroll-jobs.html