According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the federal government has given out over 800,000 raises to bureaucrats in the past three years. Despite that, they’re still on strike.
As PSAC continues their strike, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is noting how out-of-touch the bureaucracy is.
With many Canadians in the private sector struggling, the bureaucracy has been receiving generous pay raises.
According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, “A total of 312,825 federal government employees got at least one raise in 2020 and 2021, according to a previous access-to-information request obtained by the CTF. That represents more than 90 per cent of the bureaucracy.
In 2022, the feds dished out another 162,263 raises, although it remains unclear how many individual employees received a pay bump last year. It’s not clear whether some staff may have received more than one raise, in the form of an “economic increase” and a “step increase.””
What this shows is that the federal government and federal bureaucracy have used our tax dollars to insulate bureaucrats from the economic pain inflicted in large part by Liberal policies. And now, even that’s not enough for them.
As noted by CTF Federal Director Franco Terrazzano, Canadians don’t have much sympathy for this:
“Canadians don’t feel sorry for privileged bureaucrats who took pay raises during the pandemic while the rest of us worried about missing paycheques or losing our jobs,” said Franco Terrazzano, CTF Federal Director. “The fact they’re now striking for billions more shows how out-of-touch they are.”
As I’ve pointed out before, things have become completely inverted in this country. The government is supposed to work for us, not the other way around. We are supposed to be the bosses. So why is the bureaucracy paid more than the average Canadian worker? Why are private sector workers taxed more and more just so we can pay for a bloated bureaucracy? And why does the bureaucracy seem to get less and less effective the more money the government throws at it?
Clearly, we need to get back to basics and common sense and get the size of government under control. At the very least, the government should stick to their offer and refuse to offer more. And going forward – once a less socialist government is in place – the federal bureaucracy should be reduced in size and augmented with technology to save money for taxpayers and increase the effectiveness of service delivery.