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Newsweek: Psst! Rand Paul Was Right About Federal Pay

So you have apples in that pay basket! When I heard that Rand Paul had claimed that average federal employee's compensation (including benefits) was more than $120,000, I thought that can't be true. Then I read Media Matters' lengthy response to the claim:

Fox's "brain room" parrots Rand Paul's false talking points on federal pay

... In fact, the [$120,000 statistic] cited is based on a discredited apples-to-oranges comparison ... From a February 3 Politifact article rebutting the claim that "federal employees are making twice as much as their private counterparts":


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