Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000

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If only you could automate government operations like manufacturing....
 

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If that's true it's a death spiral. Government only spends money, the private sector makes the money. Maybe that's their game plan, eventually we'll all be working for the government after they take over private industry.
 

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Fundamentally transformed.
What cannot go on forever will not.

Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000.
Let's break down the Government a little further:
Federal Government including USPS: 2,815,000
Excluding USPS: 2,199,400
State Government: 5,123,000
Local Government: 14,297,000

Granted that the Federal Government numbers exclude the military and employees of the CIA, NSA, DIA, and NGA, it's clear that the bulk of government employees are at the local level (which the article fails to mention). From 1974-1997, Federal employment was higher than it is currently.
 
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Is no wonder...

... look at all the jobs that have been 'outsourced'...

... to China & Mexico.
 

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