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Federal Government to Grow to 2.15 Million Employees in 2010
Fox News ^ | 2/3/10

Posted on 02/03/2010 1:01:52 PM PST by antidemoncrat

The Obama administration projects the number of employees on the government payroll will grow to 2.15 million this year, reportedly making it the largest federal workforce in modern history and fueling criticism over the size of government.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2010; agenda; bho44; biggovernment; employees; federalemployees; government; growth; liberalfascism
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Gee. That's one government employee for every 150 civilians. Could it be that the One lied when he said he didn't believe in big government?
1 posted on 02/03/2010 1:01:53 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

All Royal Chiefs; no Indians. Nadda gonna work!

2 posted on 02/03/2010 1:02:55 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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"Gee. That's one government employee for every 150 civilians."

That's just the Federal Government. I wonder what the ratio is once you add in State and local government employees across the nation.

3 posted on 02/03/2010 1:03:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: antidemoncrat
Does this mean that 4.3 million voters are subsidized, directly or indirectly, by taxpayers?
4 posted on 02/03/2010 1:07:50 PM PST by J Edgar
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5 posted on 02/03/2010 1:07:51 PM PST by pabianice
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I HATE big government!!!
6 posted on 02/03/2010 1:08:34 PM PST by Lucky9teen (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes.)
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This highlights the danger of the government’s offer to “forgive” student loan debt in exchange for years of “public service”.

They are handing billions of dollars of student loans out like candy. There is practically no way to get out of re-paying that debt... it will haunt our kids (and their parents if they co-sign) until they pay it... or until they accept the govt’s offer.

Imagine how hard it will be for a kid who has tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, who holds a worthless college degree in his hands and has very few prospects for employment to turn down a job with the Federal government, who is willing to pay him twice the private wage rate and give him unbelievably generous benefits and allow him to retire at an early age with a pension.

There is no way he will be able to turn that offer down... like an offer from the mob, it will be an offer from the gov’t that he simply can’t refuse.

There is also no way the private sector will be able to compete for the best workers against a gov’t who pays double the average wage and forgives all of that debt. So, private companies will go overseas to find workers, which will make finding a job even harder for non-government workers... what a vicious cycle!!

Americans need to wake up and stop the enslavement of our children to the Federal government. Student loans are creating a generation of indentured servants and they are a back door entrance for a gov’t takeover of our private economy!

7 posted on 02/03/2010 1:09:56 PM PST by Painesright
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“That’s just the Federal Government.”

Not even that. It does not count GM or AIG, which are now part of the federal government, having been nationalized by Barack Hussein.

8 posted on 02/03/2010 1:11:24 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue for as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: J Edgar

thank you

9 posted on 02/03/2010 1:12:48 PM PST by zek157
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I’m hoping someone posts the graph showing the number of private sector employees versus public sector.

10 posted on 02/03/2010 1:12:55 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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If this had happened under Bush, you just know the MSM would not let up for one minute on him.

I still don't get the love affair with Obanga, people at DU say they want SOCIALISM. They hate capitalism, well where do they think money will come from when every business is OUT OF BUSINESS!

We'll look like North Korea, with all the people starving!

11 posted on 02/03/2010 1:16:01 PM PST by blondee123 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah !)
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haha...that is great and so accurate. 0bama is a paranoid schizo!

12 posted on 02/03/2010 1:16:11 PM PST by Boardwalk
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13 posted on 02/03/2010 1:23:01 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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He siad it in his State of Obama Address. He wants to give special benefits for those who work for the government. You private industry people can suck it up!

14 posted on 02/03/2010 1:28:15 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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Despite budget cuts and layoff warnings, California still hiring and workforce still growing
The Sacramento Bee
Aug. 9, 2009
State job number on upswing despite recession
By George Avalos
California’s state government has managed to add thousands of jobs
during this past year, defying a mammoth budget deficit and a brutal
The job growth for state workers contrasts with the loss of 759,000
jobs in California’s private industry in the past 12 months:
not to mention gubermint employees and their pensions...
Reform advocates are spotlighting those with extravagant pensions
— $100,000 or more — as a way to get the public’s attention and
emphasize that the current system is unsustainable.

Perhaps the real reason why public-sector pension costs have not been tackled is that the full bill has never been revealed to taxpayers.

**Dodging the bill-The great public-sector pension rip-off**

JOIN a private-sector company these days and you will be very lucky if you get a pension linked to your final salary. In Britain almost three out of four companies that retain such schemes have closed them to new employees. The cost of paying such benefits, which are partly linked to inflation and offer payouts to surviving spouses, is simply too high now that many retirees are surviving into their 80s.
Yet most new public-sector employees in Britain and America continue to benefit from pensions linked to their salaries. The pension costs facing the public sector are roughly the same as those facing the private sector; their employees are likely to live just as long. But because of the presumed largesse of future taxpayers, governments seem under much less pressure to reduce their pension costs. In 2005 a reform package in Britain raised the retirement age for new state employees, but still left existing employees able to retire at 60.

**Private sector can’t afford public sector employees**

15 posted on 02/03/2010 1:28:39 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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Mark Steyn reported last week that the growth of federal employees was something like five times to rate of growth in the private sector.
16 posted on 02/03/2010 1:38:41 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: antidemoncrat
"Government is the nearest thing we'll ever have to eternal life on this earth." - Ronald Reagan, "A Time For Choosing," 1964.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

17 posted on 02/03/2010 1:52:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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When a candidate talks about freezing hiring(I think that was Reagan’s first exec order, 1/20/81), then bringing government pensions into line with the retirement structure of private employees, then that candidate will have proved serious about addressing the national deficit/debt. Why talk about cutting programs, Social Security, medicare ,etc.? This has to be where the money is with 20% of federal workforce at >$100 K, average salary @ $78 K vs high 40’s private, unending COLAS which the rest of us don’t get, and “ 30 years and out”-type retirement plans, we need to get real about this. But every elected official I have heard treats it like the third rail to even think about laying off county, state or federal employees.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 1:58:58 PM PST by gusopol3
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The article wasn’t clear as they mentioned increasing the civilian workforce by X amount. Does the total number of 2 million plus include the military?

19 posted on 02/03/2010 2:04:11 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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yay Wobbly Bob, you’ve got the goods. I’d just love to wite in “Wobbly Bob” on a ballot somewhere real soon.

20 posted on 02/03/2010 2:04:45 PM PST by gusopol3
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