The Recession’s Fat Cats: Government Employees
This recession has some winners among all the losers. Government employees, now more than half the workforce, are experiencing a rather balmy outlook while prospects for the private sector, the wealth generating sector, look particularly bleak.
Veronique de Rugy writes:
From January 2009 to January 2010, plummeting employment has been concentrated in the private sector. During the time period examined, employment in the private sector decreased by 3.5% while employment within government decreased by 0.5%….
Since January 2009, employment has decreased in the private sector at an average rate of 0.3% each month; this is 6 times faster than employment has decreased in government…
By the way, public-sector employees are also the ones benefiting from the stimulus funding, not the private-sector employees. The job-creation data reveals that most of the jobs were “created or saved” in the public sector….
I would love to see the Tea Party Movement get jazzed up about this and expose the stimulus bill for what it is: A job creating machine for the public sector.
From the comments:
Government jobs to keep. Department of Defense, FBI, DEA, CIA (under new management). Everyone else. Clean out your desks. You are fired.
Meanwhile: States Sink in Benefits Hole!