Wake Forest Medical Center is located in Forsyth County, NC. Forsyth County went for Obama over Romney 53% to 45.8%.
Over the past 30 years Forsyth County’s major corporate employers (RJ Reynolds, Wachovia Bank, Piedmont Airlines, McLean Trucking, Hanes) have disappeared or downsized significantly due to globalization and mergers or the decline of the tobacco industry. As of September 2011 Wake Forest Medical Center was the leading employer with a payroll of 11,750 people. Wake Forest Medical Center is followed by Novant Health (8145 people), the county school system (6,692 people), city/county government (4689. The largest private employer is Reynolds tobacco with 3000 employees, followed by Hanes with 2251.
Eliminating 950 mostly administrative jobs out of a total workforce of 11,750.....sounds like a school system. ;-)
Your posting of those payroll statistics perfectly illustrates how and why our nation is broken and the .gov can’t be funded.
Due to globalization and our policies toward tobacco(in this case) have gutted this community of real productive jobs. In my opinion, healthcare isn’t a ‘productive’ job due to its parasitic nature. Same with the school system and other .gov jobs. This isn’t “parasitic” in a bad sense, it just sounds like a bad word. All service type jobs are ‘parasitic’ to the economy and to us all. Productive jobs(jobs where goods are actually produced) builds capital. ‘Parasitic’ jobs are a drain on that capital creation, because they cost you money, which would otherwise be saved or invested.
Over the past 20 years, we have transformed from a country that builds things for ourselves into a country that just pumps up debt and moves the money around, while calling it “prosperity”. It’s a house of cards, and will NOT work over the long term. Until this is truly corrected, all of our idiot politicians paying lip service to “jobs” are just blowing hot air.....