2017-09-12 23:53:24 UTC
That is extrapolated by the 1% pay increase resulting in an additional $1.8 billion in cost increases for the year. This doesn't pensions which probably exceed $200 billion/year. Admittedly, you have to pay most of them, buy why are so many bureaucrats and the like needed?
The Institute for Fiscal Studies reckons that an extra 1% pay for the entire public sector would cost about £1.8bn a year, although it would get some of that back in income tax and National Insurance.