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A Government Employee Calls Me Out

Written by Gary North on July 2, 2016

I posted a video on high-income retired state employees.

A self-righteous, self-pitying government employee was incensed.

You cannot be talking about me or any of my fellow government victims.

In 2003, a hundred or so of us, wotking for the Superintendant of Document, the US Government Printing Office, the Bookstore Branch, were pushed out of jobs that were making money for the government until a certain Senator took us down, the Internet Inventor, Gore, for reasons of spite and pique. So, not getting any help from the government to find us work, well most of us had to “retire”
After 14 or so years with the government, to include 5 as a Bookstore Manager, I recieve $550 monthly, no other benefits. Others get less. Those who get large pensions are lucky lasting out budget cuts, agency policies, technology changes and politician piques.

So dont give me this junk about overpaid govt workers. Most of them GS12 and below, the greatest number, get kicked in the ass.

This is exactly where they need to be kicked.

His communications skills are matched by his spelling skills. He is representative of an army with similar skills.

There are now 22 million Americans on government payrolls. There are about 12 million in manufacturing. The report is here.

There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics]. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector.

The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment numbers for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. In the first 50 years of the 76-year span since then, manufacturing out-employed government. But in August 1989, government overtook manufacturing as a U.S. employer.

That month, government employed 17,989,000 and manufacturing employed 17,964,000.

Since then, government employment has increased 4,006,000 and manufacturing employment has declined 5,635,000.

If 90% of these people got fired, national output would rise. My guess is that only about 10% of them would find employment at the same wage in the private sector. Their work habits and their job assignments ruin them for productive employment.

(For the rest of my article, click the link.)

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