Skip to comments.Federal Workforce Continues to Grow Under Obama Budget
Posted on 02/22/2011 11:17:20 AM PST by Nachum
Since the beginning of the last recession (December 2007) the private sector workforce has shrunk by 6.6% while shedding more than 7.5 million jobs. Over that same time period, the federal government workforce (excluding Census and Postal workers) has grown by 11.7% while adding 230,000 jobs.
This trend has continued throughout the Obama Administration. Since President Barack Obama was sworn into office, the private sector workforce has shrunk by 2.6% while shedding 2.9 million jobs while the federal workforce (excluding Census and Postal workers) has grown by 7% while adding more than 144,000 jobs.
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Not anymore. This gravy train is coming to an end. Can you say RIF?
Here he comes...He’s Trumka’s Slave!....
Not where I work. We’ve lost half our staff and it doesn’t look like we’re getting replacements.
It’s the nascent corps of Obama’s Gestapo.
Them and their brand new sawed off shotguns. To do “law breakers” taxes with...
You must be doing something useful.
“Not where I work. Weve lost half our staff and it doesnt look like were getting replacements.”
You must work in an office with an actual purpose.
Did you notice, the only place housing prices have risen? Washington, D.C.
I was doing salary survey work last night. For just about every job description I searched the local, state and federal employees are paid more than their private sector competitors. More pay and 71% of public sector employees have defined retirement benefits compared with only 21% of those in the private sector. They also have / had better prospects of continued employment.
Over a year ago a study was released that showed the average government worker is paid over $75,000 a year compared to $55,000 in the private sector. More pay and better benefits financed by people who pay them can’t go on.
No depression in Washington, D.C.
There wasn’t during the Great Depression, either. Never heard depression-era stories from my grandparents who worked for the USGS in DC at the time.
The irony is that even the military could cut thousands of lawyers and bureaucrats...the Government produces nothing and gets paid for it handsomely.
Privatize everything. The market works when Trumka and his ilk are starved.
Without doubt you are correct. Most of what we do, yes most, is because of lawyers and bureaucrats.
I have a friend who works for the Marine Fisheries that studies red tide, which impacts food supply, which I think is a good venture, however, I think fishing companies would be better suited for paying him.
Why do we have lifetime-paid librarians, privatize them and see how things work out.
I think he’s out to destroy America as we know it!