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>> Public Sector Expands at the Expense of the Private

Posted on: February 5, 2010

UPDATE:   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 1998 to 2008 public employee compensation grew by 28.6%, compared with 19.3% for private workers.

RealClearPolitics – Public Sector Expands at the Expense of the Private

All levels of government are ‘have a growing problem’ and a pill is not going to solve the problem this is going to create for We the people. The federal government alone this year increased by 125,000 employees.  The Stimulus Act Funds were responsible for a huge growth in state and local government expansions.    This is a progressive attitude that fosters the growth of government.  It is also a progressive attitude to encourage unionization of these public employees.  the trouble with unionized public employees is that they have the public over a barrel if they decide to go on strike they can shut down the government.  Some of you may remember the Air Traffic Controllers union trying to go on strike and President Reagan firing them all and hiring others to take their place.  If they had been allowed to go on strike they could have brought the economy to the brink of disaster.  Much commerce depends on the air lines to function.   But since that time the federal employees unions thru Congress have made firing striking employees,  or even firing incompetent employees, almost impossible!

It’s not simply the number of new jobs that costs taxpayers. It’s that these government jobs pay more than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that state and local government workers earn almost $40 per hour in wages, salaries and benefits. That’s more than 25 percent higher than the combined compensation of the average private-sector job ($27 per hour).Public-sector employees have more paid leave and receive more than twice the health insurance benefits of private-sector employees. And government employees are famously more secure.

This article fits well with the post on Glen Beck which is  below this one.  Beck will be broadcasting from California next week where the unionized government employees have brought the atate literally to the v=brink of disaster.  We the people are going to be forced by Obama’s progressive  government to bail California and its spoiled government employees and profligate spending legislators out!  So it seems only right that we know ahead of time what is ahead.  Then a few more of you I hope will join the Tea Party patriots movement and vote for conservatives in November.  BB

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