Friday, April 01, 2011

This is a Problem

Stephen Moore: We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers:
Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.

It gets worse. More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers.

And make no mistake, a government worker is generally a taker, meaning that take tax money as a salary and do little to actually contribute to the economy. No matter what you say, there is an imbalance in private and public sector jobs.

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