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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: Government Worker Privilege?

Government employees aren't always the model of perfection and have been the subject of many a scandal. Most recently, in February of this year, a handful of Transportation Security Agency agents were arrested for allegedly smuggling massive amounts of cocaine in through the TSA airport security system in Puerto Rico for decades.

Back in 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released data showing that hundreds of thousands of federal employees, including those who work in the IRS, owed over $3.3 billion in back taxes to the federal government.

Most Americans feel that government employees don't work as hard as private sector workers and that, despite their performance, they make more money and have more job security than their counterparts in the private sector.

Do all of these factors mean that government employees are privileged in a way that others workers aren't? That's the subject of this week's Rasmussen Minute.