The gap between public sector vs private sector compensation is huge. Its not so much the higher wages, its the pensions. Unfunded pensions now, that ultimately the poor private sector worker will ultimately be asked to pay off with higher taxes.
The latest report on Federal Government spending is damning. Programs not designed for the people who need them - no measurement - cost benefit analysis is impossible. In other words the same problems with waste and inefficiency that have blown billions in tax dollars for decades. The question is - who cares?
Establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media aggravated voters prior to the US Election, and their reaction afterwards indicates that they simply don't understand the nature of the problem.
There is so much work to be done. An example can be found in Los Angeles where the judiciary, government unions and politicians have conspired to award a certificate for life after 2 years to 98% of teachers. Despite California students ranking at the bottom in the entire US. No wonder teachers send their own kids to private school!