Skip to comments.Unemployment Rate for Government Workers Half that of Private Sector
Posted on 12/10/2012 11:04:04 AM PST by John Semmens
While the national rate of unemployment for private sector workers exceeds 8%, the rate for government workers is under 4%. US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis argued that this is just one more piece of evidence bolstering the Presidents economic plan.
The Presidents critics are fond of alleging that a tax increase will hurt the economy, Solis said. But lets take President Obamas advice and look at the numbers. The private sector appears to be relatively inefficient when it comes to job creation. Despite being allowed to keep more than half of the money they earn, private sector businesses still cant get unemployment below 8%. Contrast this with the under 4% unemployment rate in the public sector and I think youll see where we ought to be putting the nations resources for maximum growth.
Solis maintained that as we can see, the private sector is a major drag on the economy. If more people would see that funds are lying sterile in the hands of private sector businesses when they could be more effectively deployed by government the Republican opposition to the Presidents proposed tax increases would be regarded as a criminal expropriation of what should be community property.
The Secretary expressed her hope that the American public will rise up against the capitalist despoilers of the nations wealth and demand that their congressional representatives support the Presidents efforts to reclaim the nations wealth for the benefit of the people.
In related news, at the same time that the Great Recession was reducing householder net wealth by 39%, members of congress saw their net wealth increase by 14%greatly relieving the anxieties of Americans worried that those who govern them might have faced unspeakable hardships during the past few years.
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This makes no sense. If you are a government worker, then you are employed, so shouldn’t it be 0%?
Something about “the private sector is doing fine” is running through my brain.
Because his piece is satire. Hilarious, isn’t he? He pulls this garbage all the time.....masking his made up words interwoven with news threads here on FR. Just ignore him.