This report is absolutely nauseating. To illustrate the stark differences between the private and public sectors, the report states that many government employees are awarded end-of-year bonuses. What ? The federal government is operating at a multi-trillion dollar deficit and growing. In the private sector, only firms who’ve ended the year by beating expectations pass out year-end bonuses. Companies that don’t operate at a profit declare bankruptcy and/or go out of business. This is usually preceded by years of cost-cutting measures including the wholesale closing of retail outlets. The federal, and many state and local governments, should have long ago begun cost-cutting measures, including the wholesale shut-downs of hundreds of agencies and programs. My advice to the taxpayer is: Don’t Hold Your Breath.