Government Gone Wild: Special Interests Exposed

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    "Government is it's own special interest".
    Roger that.
    Do watch this - it's only 3:40.
     
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    thx Chanel.

    Its madness. and be sure, that this is replicated on the sate level as well.

    example-

    -education workers. Hiring has far outpaced the growth in student enrollment, driving down the number of students per teacher in American public schools to 15.6 in 2010 from 26.9 in 1955, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Robust hiring has continued even during periods of enrollment declines, including from 1971 through 1984, when the number of public-school students fell virtually every year, declining in total by 15%, while the ranks of teachers grew by 7%.

    -Local districts have also bulked up on other workers—from instructional aides to administrative personnel to social workers and counselors. In 1955, teachers constituted about 65% of local education workers; today, despite years of rapid gains in teacher ranks, they amount to only about 40% of the eight million local education workers.

    Steven Malanga: Joe Biden and the Myth of Local Government Layoffs - WSJ.com

    If I recall correctly, French labor force participation that owes its job to a state authority is north of 43%.

    And I can tell you with absolute certainty; last year when Obama froze federal pay? The depts inside the Federal agencies apparently subject to that, took it upon themselves to re-task money so as to provide pay increases anyway.
     
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    Thank you both.
     
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    I think that is the Dems whole goal.
    If Obama gets Re-Elected it will go way over 50%, he and the socialists can maybe get it to 64% in four more years.
    Then we are no longer, we will be Kaputz.
     
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    never ever raise the pay of government employees.

    You may actually get people who can perform their jobs.

    Now realize we have MAJOR infrastructure problems that need hiring real professionals to plan and execute the rebuilding of this countrys infrastructure.

    Then also realise HOW MANY of these government employees are military.

    Pretending that all these people vote in locked step is complete insanity
     
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    Just because someone works for the government means they should never be laid off?

    (And I don't mean Military).
     
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    T, I don't think they should be laid off, but their salary should be equal to the same job in the private sector. Matter of fact, most of the government jobs BELONG in the private sector.
     
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    I'll need much more info, as in the devil is in the details info to make an informed opinion on this. Too generalized, besides I simply don't trust agenda driven political organizations, even the ones I support.
     

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