August 20, 2009

Jobs migrate into government...

... as the private sector shrinks.

10 comments:

Pogo said...

This is the result when Annie Leibovitz types run the government.

Then others are compelled to ask of the US, "How could people who made that much lose it all and not even see how it was all being lost?"

bearbee said...

Well gee who woulda thunk.

Of course government doesn't create wealth. It merely bloats.

The Drill SGT said...

The money quote:

“Basically what you have is your producers in society losing their jobs and looking for work, and their tax burden isn’t necessarily going down — and as a matter of fact they are likely to face tax increases going forward — and government growing.”

sierra said...

In D.C., there are six job postings per unemployed person.

save_the_rustbelt said...

Buy stock in:

paper companies

paper clip companies

coffee companies

Bissage said...

I know a guy who worked for the USDA as part of a committee developing a recipe for fudge.

That was more than twenty years ago.

My guess is that, by now, they’re probably up to the best way to prepare and serve corn meal mush.

Your tax dollars at work.

And well spent, too!!!

Daryl said...

Headline: "Government Jobs Have Grown Since Recession"

Correction: "As Recession Gets Worse, Government Jobs Continue to Grow"

The Drill SGT said...

I know a guy who worked for the USDA as part of a committee developing a recipe for fudge.

Well that's because the main ingredients in fudge are derived from those mainstay US agricultural products, cocoa and sugar cane, and we have a farm subsidy system to increase demand and reduce our excess stockpiles... wait...

Well it's because fudge is part of a healthy, low calory diet, and... wait...

Well it's because...

Methadras said...

Stunning news :eyeroll:. Government gets fatter, private sector goes anemic. The game is over. There is no credible or legitimate way of shrinking government from here on in without someone having the biggest balls on earth becoming president who's sole responsibility for his/her next term(s) will be dedicated to eviscerating the public sector and they will be killed for it.

1jpb said...

"Of course government doesn't create wealth."

Actually, as it turned out the rEVOLution failed. So, w/o the gold standard the gov will continue to create wealth, which it will distribute via the banking sector. Of course what the bankers do w/ it is anyone's guess.