Yes, good correction, the public sector has been far outpacing the private sector, the latter being double-whammy'd by being reduced to less than the rate of inflation.
Yup. I think the implications of this recession are finally sinking in to the private sector, and one result is that private sector businesses and employees are seeking answers. One answer that jumps right out as undeniable fact is that every public sector employee and the bureaucracy/agency/department/branch they work for is supported by a direct transfer of productive wealth from the private sector. As people recognize that fact, inequity between public and private sector pay and benefits will simply no longer be tolerated. Talk about your "going Galt" scenario. We're there, right now.