McKenna Blames Washington’s Budget Woes on State Workers

From the Slog:

Conveniently ignoring the past two biennial budgets filled with pay cuts, givebacks, layoffs and unpaid furloughs, McKenna caused his audience to literally gasp and groan with horror via his tales of state workers getting five percent annual pay increases year-after-year as the rest of us suffered. It’ll take me some time to fact check all his claims, but I’m pretty damn sure they’re mostly bullshit and/or out of context. McKenna also went on to paint a picture of a government workforce growing out of control, a bullshit datapoint that I do have at my fingertips:

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