Hello there! I am a 40ish small business owner and have pretty much kept to myself for the last 20 years. With all the current events, my attention has turned to our government. I have these questions and hoped someone could explain or verify some things for me. Is this true? There are over 100,000 California State Employees that make over 100k a year. We pay them that amount and also more after they retire. Many of them get paid 3X that of private sector workers. We also pay more state employees to manage their retirment. Why is it so difficult to find detailed information about how the state or fed spends our money? I see alot of commercials on TV about how state services will be cut. Who pays for those? Do I? Who benefits from commercials like that? Why would we agree to overpay people? Who agreed to that? Can some of these people be fired? Who can fire them? The Gov? I have learned that the most powerful lobbyist work for state employees. Do any of you have a problem with that? If so what can be done about it now?