California's elected officials believe that increasing frustration at public employee compensation packages is nothing more than "envy," as state Treasurer Bill Lockyer puts it. But a report by the Los Angeles Daily News spotlights yet another public employee scam that should have any taxpayer angry.
As the Daily News reported: "An analysis of the last three years of government salary data shows state employees are continuing to store up massive banks of vacation ... . They're cashing in by retiring with whopping final paychecks worth, in some cases, more than $500,000 in unused time off."
More than envy is at work for those taxpayers who are angry at these and other scams.