It’s the government looters of course. Here is more from Mark Perry:
The Fastest Growing Class of U.S. Millionaires: Government Workers Making 2X Private Workers
From “The Millionaire Cop Next Door” in Forbes:
“Who are America’s fastest-growing class of millionaires? They are police officers, firefighters, teachers and federal bureaucrats who, unless things change drastically, will be paid something near their full salaries every year–until death–after retiring in their mid-50s. That is equivalent to a retirement sum worth millions of dollars.
If you further ask the question: How much salary would it take to live, save a build a $2 million stash over a 30-year career, the answer would be: somewhere close to $75,000 more than the nominal salary, if you include all the tax bites associated with earning, saving and investing money.
In other words, if a police officer, firefighter, teacher or federal bureaucrat is making $75,000 a year, she is effectively making twice that amount. Implied in her annual pension payout is that she diligently saved half of her annual salary–after taxes–in order to save, invest and build–again, after taxes–the $2 million pot.
So when you hear that government workers now make, on average, 30% more than private sector workers, you are not getting the full story. Government workers make more than twice as much as private sector workers, on average, when you include the net present value of their pensions.”
HT: Steve Bartin
Of course, they have not actually accumulated the nest egg – they are receiving pure transfers from the rest of us suckers. No wonder why there is so much support for the estate tax – these looters are not affected by it. Nor would they be affected by many other taxes being proposed and dreamed about these days. Forget the guns, I’m going to get my pitchfork.