CONSUMERS CREATES JOBS Other than government. Federal and state government. How many government agencies, services and programs and how many do they employ? Without government jobs we would be just another third world country .http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/All ... ndex.shtml The total number of local government employees in the United States as of 2002 is 13.2 million. There are 10.15 million full-time and 3.13 million part-time http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_emp ... ted_States Maybe the really big spenders are State government and not federal government? The biggest job killer was corporations that took jobs overseas in search of cheap labor and put millions of consumers out of jobs with no purchasing power. Business that were left here were not selling because unemployed consumers do not purchase products and services. Bring back those jobs and put consumers back to work and they will purchase products and services creating tax revenue and business that sell more will hire more to sell more and the circle of a growing economy and more jobs, etc. Cutting entitlement programs is a jobs killer, and economy buster. Dead beat presidents Bush, inheriting the biggest surplus in history and creating the biggest deficit in history, spending money we did not have on two wars, giving billions to foreign countries for their friendship, cutting taxes to the wealthy, supporting illegal immigration of poverty was the ultimate job killer and economy buster. If Dead Beat Bush had been stopped, we would not be dealing with this mess today. But the right wing idiots just stood by and looked the other way. Now they expect Obama to fix the mess overnight what Dead Beat Bush took 8 years to break. It may take decades to do that. Until those jobs return and put consumers back to work and tax cuts for the wealthy expire, there is no end in sight for our failing economy. Cannot do it with cuts in government spending and cutting entitlement programs which creates more poverty and more government spending. Because of cut in entitlements we are seeing record number of people applying for food stamps, etc.