A frequent contributor at Grim's Place is "Texan99" who IIRC is a lady in Southern Texas.
You can equalize salaries when the people getting paid aren't doing anything that matters. --FrontPage
Texan99's trenchant corollary:
...This scales up brilliantly to a lot of public-sector work, as well as monopolies and industries heavily infiltrated by the state...
You will be hard-pressed to contradict that with a preponderance of the evidence.
(The FrontPage piece is a hoot, by the way. Read it!)