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Another Perk of Federal Employment

More than 10,000 federal employees benefit from a lovely little program whereby the taxpayers cover some of their student-loan costs, as we learn in this USA Today piece.

A spokesman for Harry Reid says that it’s necessary in order to get top-quality people into government “service.” I would much rather have those “top-quality” people working in productive jobs and paying their own way. This is just another aspect of the legal plunder (as Bastiat put it) that has spread all over the U.S.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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