As the population continues to grow, so does the size of government to meet the needs of the people. My question is, what should be the ratio of government employees to how many citizens? If we can agree on a ratio, a standard could be set to guide America. I would think 20% would be sufficient to run federal government. That is about 1 worker to every 15,000 citizens. I think I hear figures of around 50%, but whatever, that is my estimate, 1 to 1,500 citizens should be the standard.