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Did you know that some government in terms of being offered salary is in the range I've got one in front of me here the Dryden flight research center.
Look -- which is not so organization looking on its intern employment program for engineers students only salary range thirty won the tip -- 3000.
-- -- -- -- In a time where we are dealing with -- -- and the White House is closed to the public.
Because we can't afford to offer the to a stolen school kids who want to go and see.
The people's -- Seems not a lot of people among them -- to haven who has a budget analyst with the Cato Institute joining us now from mechanics good PA good to see a -- thanks for being here.
-- -- -- so what I mean these these kind of Intel chips widespread as it is this a big issue.
I mean in dollars and sense it's not a big issue.
But I think -- telling his its its indicative of the problem in Washington and quite honestly even if we didn't have sequestration cuts right now.
There's no reason to be paying interns for the federal government 83000 dollars a year that's more than the average private sector worker makes.
Mean it when you're talking intends these economy -- I mean we have -- -- at Fox News hit Aaron we have intention their intention that companies.
All across the country and from my understanding you got basically a stipend a few dollars a week.
And your travel costs.
Yeah I I I certainly never had an internship -- god.
More than a thousand bucks let alone 83000.
And act decently and what is what is the problem he had is it really go about the symbolism Robin as you say that the actual dollars and cents.
Well if -- estimated its its symbolic of the fact that we have a bunch of people watching intended.
Make a living out of playing with other people's money and so we've we've heard all the doom and gloom.
And the apocalyptic talk from administration and others about what sequestration means.
But the fact that matters is that if you can afford -- pay your -- 83000 dollars.
It -- to me like there's some loose change under the rug under the couch -- that need to be shaken out.
That's a big cash cushion for eighty that's and cook for for a flight engineer intention a couple of our viewers weighing in that time -- -- set.
Lady Griffin says I filled in -- -- non paid as as we just mentioned.
And -- see -- how much of this money is coming out of Alec taxes do you do you have an -- of that question.
It's either coming out of our taxes -- were borrowing money to to pay for.
Attribute any any its chops that this will change under the sequester in the the sort of not austerity but did -- pretty some via.
Economic pressure we're on the right now.
I mean that if -- -- popular pressure but but the problem is look the administration and and the bureaucrats in Washington.
They're trying to.
-- sequestration in the starkest terms possible the idea is to stir up.
Public fears in the other direction that these spending cuts are just so completely horrible that they must be reversed.
Fortunately so far it's backfiring.
I've -- I had finally before I let you go one of my Twitter followers cost me -- -- Do you have kids and all they applying for any government internships with.
Now I don't know if I did have kids I would certainly -- go out and do something productive in the private sector instead of letting up other people's money and pretty pretty much producing nothing like tax and budget analyst of the tailings Steve great to -- to tap thanks very much for being here.
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