One in every six workers — owes its living to the taxpayer.

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    "When we add up the true size of the federal workforce — civil servants, postal workers, military personnel, contractors, grantees, and bailed-out businesses — and add in state- and local-government employees — civil servants, teachers, firefighters, and police officers — we reach the astonishing figure of nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government. That means that about 17 percent of the American labor pool — one in every six workers — owes its living to the taxpayer."

    Leviathan - Iain Murray - National Review Online
     
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    And that is not even figuring in those whose major customer is the government.
    That would even include HR Block and such.
    Farmers who get subsidies or sell their product to the govt to be given as aid to other countries. Trailer manufacturers who sold trailers to the govt for hurricane victims.
    Steel manufacturers for ship building, Electronics and computers that the govt uses,
    concrete and ashpalt for road construction/repair.

    virtually every dollar spent domestically by the govt rolls back into our economy.
     
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    Yes. Like 75% of our customers are medicare/medicaid.

    But I work for a private institution. ;)
     
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    Everyone lives off some form of government.

    Sports agents live off of contracts that their players get, that are worth more than the paper they are printed on because we have a civil court system that upholds ALL breachs of contracts. (I admit been on the wrong end of a breach, not a good thing to get into).

    Constuction companies, food service workers, everyone has the government to help ensure safety and some a big payday. Government works for the people.
     

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