More than half of Americans say they think that federal workers are overpaid for the work they do, and more than a third think they are less qualified than those working in the private sector, according to a Washington Post poll.
As public pension systems all over the world face growing shortfalls, some countries have taken steps to close the gap. In France, a movement to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 has passed the National Assembly and awaits approval in the Senate.
Piling a European-style sales tax on top of the existing U.S. tax structure would immediately destroy 850,000 jobs and damage retail spending for years to come, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the National Retail Federation, a leading trade group.
New York City’s 250,900 street signs will be changed from entirely uppercase lettering used for the past century to lowercase lettering with just the first letter capitalized. City officials estimated the cost of converting the signs at $27.6 million.
The jobs report released on Friday shows that unemployment persists at 9.6 percent. As high as this number is, it doesn’t tell the whole unemployment story. But we do: see our new infographic to uncover the truth about our jobs situation.