I realize that was what you were seeing - that was what the author
wanted you to see.
Here's what has happened.
- Manufacturing jobs in America have fallen from 15 million to 11.5 million.
-Federal government employees in 1960 was about 2.4 million and is about
2.8 million today.
-State & Local employment was around 13 million in 1960 and is about 17
-as a percentage of the population, government employment is _lower_
today than in 1960.
The truth is, the only anomaly in the numbers is the fall-off in
manufacturing jobs that was caused by huge gains in productivity.
Getting rid of government workers does nothing to solve the problem.
Nothing. We have those government workers for a reason, and there has
not been an explosion of government. Its the same size as it ever was.
On 4/1/2011 2:45 PM, Jeff Crosby wrote:
You see it as too few manufacturing workers.
I see it as too much government.