The Blob---Government Workers
Interesting how federal jobs have dropped from May 1990's 3.4 million to a May 2006 low of 2.7 million (Clinton did his share). Yeah!!!!
However, the governors and mayors of both stripes nationwide are loading up on loafers. State employees went from May 2000's 4.2 million to 5 million in May 2006 and local government employee rolls increased from May 1990's 10.8 million to May 2006's 14.1 million.
Absent federal numbers, state and local staffing rose from 15 million to 19.8 million---close to a 33% increase. With gold-plated pensions and benefits, no wonder the taxes keep rising.
The numbers were all provided by Greg Kaza at NRO. Get this, Governor Ahnuld reduced state employment by 800. Compared to others, he has done very well.
Do you think a flat 10% cut across the board would have little effect on the rendition of services?