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  • Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

    11/19/2013 6:24:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2013, 10:47 a.m. | Emily Alpert Reyes
    College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place. For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an...
  • U.S. Government Shutdown: Negotiation 101

    10/04/2013 3:47:49 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 5 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 4, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    Give Up 300,000 Federal Workers… and then we’ll talk.- By: Larry Walker II -“Treasury Secy. Jack Lew warns the country will run out of money later this month. Actually, that's another lie. The country ran out of money $17 trillion ago. It's all borrowed since then, much of it by this administration.” ~ Andrew Malcolm *The United States federal government shutdown of 1995 and 1996 was the result of conflicts between Democratic President Bill Clinton and the Republican Congress over funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health in the 1996 federal budget. The government shut down after Clinton...
  • How’s that private sector doing? Obama says fine.

    06/11/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    The problem in speaking without a teleprompter is that sometimes you say what you really believe. As the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Payne puts it “In now-infamous comments on Friday, President Barack Obama informed America that ‘the private sector is doing fine.’ This, of course, was news to the 12.7 million people who are out of work and the millions more who are struggling with the part-time jobs they can find, or have simply given up looking.” The part we liked even more...l
  • The Ramifications of Higher-Paying Government Jobs (The lack-luster economy has been good for DC)

    10/11/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2011 | Chad Stafko
    This lackluster economy of the past few years hasn't been bad for everyone. Sure, millions of Americans have lost their jobs in manufacturing facilities, technology companies, and throughout a plethora of large corporations and small businesses. Yes, states such as Nevada and Florida have experienced atrocious declines in their housing markets, and many states have seen the incomes of their residents actually fall over the past few years. But not in Washington, D.C., as these are merry days under President Barack Obama. After all, according to Census data collected by CNN Money, it is none other than Washington, D.C. that...
  • State and local governments bleeding jobs

    07/09/2011 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 8, 2011 6:45pm EDT | Drudge - Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. state and local governments cut thousands of jobs in June, pushing their payrolls down to the lowest in five years, according to Labor Department data released on Friday, and analysts do not expect the losses to end any time soon. Local governments shed 18,000 jobs and state governments cut 7,000 in June. The level of local government employment -- 14.143 million employees -- is the lowest since June 2006. State government employment is the lowest since August 2006."Today's employment report reflects continued belt-tightening at the state and local level and the trend we have previously noted, a...
  • Federal, state government employment drops

    07/09/2011 8:37:27 AM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/08/11 | Joe Davidson
    <p>“Employment in government continued to trend down (-39,000) in June. Federal employment declined by 14,000. The number of jobs in both state government and local government continued to trend down over the month and has been falling since the second half of 2008.”</p>
  • "We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers"

    04/02/2011 5:25:31 AM PDT · by sueuprising · 41 replies
    The Wall Stree Journal online ^ | April 1, 2011 | Stephen Moore
    If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government. It gets worse.
  • DPS Employee and Others Charged with Unauthorized Sale of Texas Driver's Licenses

    03/09/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 7, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    McALLEN, TX—A DPS employee and several others have been arrested and charged for attempting to provide a fraudulent Texas driver's license to another individual under an assumed name in exchange for cash, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Maritza De Leon, 32, of McAllen, Texas, an employee with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with Marco Antonio Hernandez, 40, Edinburg, Texas, and Romana Soto-Varela, 39, a Mexican national residing in Donna, Texas, and San Juan De Dios Alejandro Rocha-Zuniga, aka Oscar Rocha, 33, were arrested late Wednesday, March 2, 2010. Each is charged with conspiring to...
  • You won't believe who concocted latest 'stimulus' plan

    03/09/2011 9:32:56 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 11 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/9/11 | Aaron Klein
    Demos reportedly told reporters in a conference call this week that their new stimulus plan would create 8.2 million government jobs over two years while lowering unemployment from 8.9 percent to 4.5 percent.
  • The public workers you support

    08/24/2010 3:16:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | STEPHEN B. MEISTER
    Out of work? Behind on your bills? Defaulting on your mortgage, maybe? If so, you no doubt did not hold a government job before getting canned. Some 2½ years after the start of the recession, the evidence is now clear: The private-sector economy took a severe blow -- but public-sector workers were spared. In fact, their numbers actually grew, albeit slightly. This stark picture clearly reflects upside-down priorities -- particularly if officials care about boosting the truly productive parts of the economy. Start with a few telling statistics: From January 2008 to January 2010, private-sector jobs plunged from 115.5 million...
  • Good news on the jobs front: government jobs increase by 600,000

    06/26/2010 9:54:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2010 | Rick Moran
    Veronique de Rugy, writing at NRO's The Corner , has an interesting graph about public vs. private sector jobs since the recession started 2 years ago: Since the beginning of the recession (roughly January 2008), some 7.9 million jobs were lost in the private sector while 590,000 jobs were gained in the public one. And since the passage of the stimulus bill (February 2009), over 2.6 million private jobs were lost, but the government workforce grew by 400,000.
  • 4.1 Million Jobs Lost but Taxpayers Fund Gov't Hiring Spree

    03/07/2010 11:10:16 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 1 replies · 24+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/7/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In a stunningly futile attempt to hide the facts concerning the job market this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, stated that he had 'good news.' And what, exactly, was that 'good news?' Reid continued, 'Only 36,000 lost their jobs in February.' This is good news, how? According to Reid it was not as bad as expected and not as alarming as it was during 2009. One is hard-pressed to find any good news in 36,000 more Americans losing their jobs in one month. But then, as bad as it is, this is a drop in the bucket compared...
  • OBAMA’S AMERICA RESEMBLES DETROIT

    03/01/2010 1:06:59 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 750+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/1/10 | Kevin Price
    I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan and thought it was a great place to live at the time. We had four seasons, beautiful trees, and it was a wonderful place to be a kid. However, it was also a place in significant economic decline and, by the time we left in the mid 1970s, Detroit was a place on the ropes. Like the many "Michiganders" that flew south to escape the economy of Detroit, we often joked, "Would the last person to leave Detroit, please turn off the lights."
  • The president vs. reality

    02/18/2010 3:13:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 528+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama yesterday declared his $787 billion economic-stimulus plan a rousing success on its first anniversary -- claiming that it had created or saved 2 million jobs and averted a second Great Depression. So happy days are here again, right? Well, not exactly. Though you wouldn't know that to hear the president speak. "We have rescued this economy from the worst of this crisis," he said. "The American people are rebuilding a better future." Is he kidding? For one thing, Obama promised a year ago that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent. At last count, the rate was...
  • Katherine Kersten: Public sector: An anchor as we sink

    02/14/2010 5:33:02 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies · 648+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 13, 2010 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    America is awash in deficit spending. President Obama and his allies in Congress are flooding the economy with funny money, but the average American isn't seeing a dime. In fact, the average American can barely hold on to his job. In the midst of an outpouring of federal dollars intended to spark job creation, unemployment remains stubbornly stuck at almost 10 percent, with underemployment much higher. So where is this river of federal money going? The Obama administration's $787 billion "stimulus" dollars seem, in good measure, to have disappeared into a black hole. But in the midst of our jobless...
  • Two Economies: Government Workers Optimistic, Private Sector Not

    12/29/2009 12:26:17 PM PST · by Bokababe · 22 replies · 827+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 12/28/09 | Rasmussen Staff
    Data from the Rasmussen Consumer Index from the past seven days shows that a plurality of government workers think the economy is getting better while those who work in the private sector tend to have the opposite view. Those in the government sector are also more upbeat about the current state of the economy and their own personal finances.
  • Exclusive: IRS hires "hundreds" for new wealth unit

    12/11/2009 11:06:03 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 81 replies · 2,386+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/2009 | Kim Dixon
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Internal Revenue Service unit set up to catch rich tax cheats hiding their wealth in complex business entities is rapidly taking shape with the hiring of hundreds of employees. The IRS high wealth unit, part of a broader effort to combat international tax evasion, is focusing on "the entire web of business entities controlled by a high wealth individual," IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman told a tax conference this week. Another IRS official told Reuters "hundreds" of people have already been hired to staff the new unit, including some from within the agency. "We have drawn...
  • Six-Figure Federal Salaries Jumped 46% During The Recession

    12/11/2009 9:39:52 AM PST · by FromLori · 36 replies · 1,383+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/11/09 | Vincent Fernando
    Because they're more skilled than the private sector. Latest analysis from USA Today finds that the federal government has been creating a lot high paying jobs for itself. Yet, the excuse is that they're hiring more skilled people than in the past: USA Today: "There's no way to justify this to the American people. It's ridiculous," says Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a first-term lawmaker who is on the House's federal workforce subcommittee. Jessica Klement, government affairs director for the Federal Managers Association, says the federal workforce is highly paid because the government employs skilled people such as scientists, physicians and...
  • FED WORKERS ENJOY BOOM TIME: Average pay Now at $71K

    12/11/2009 10:03:15 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 92 replies · 2,274+ views
    Drudge report ^ | 12/11/2009 | Drudge
    Fed Workers Enjoy Boom Time; Average Pay Now at $71K...
  • Government Jobs Have Grown Since Recession

    08/20/2009 5:26:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 590+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2009 | Michael Cooper
    While the private sector has shed 6.9 million jobs since the beginning of the recession, state and local governments have expanded their payrolls and added 110,000 jobs, according to a report to be issued Thursday by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. The report, based on an analysis of federal jobs data, found that state and local governments steadily added jobs for eight months after the recession began in December 2007, with their employment peaking last August. State and local governments have since lost 55,000 jobs, but from the beginning of the recession through last month they gained a...
  • Playing at Work Isn't Productive -- Why federal summer-job programs don't work.

    07/18/2009 8:22:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 665+ views
    Barron's ^ | July 20, 2009 | James Bovard
    LONG BEFORE THE AGE OF OBAMA, FEDERAL SPENDING became the panacea for social problems. Not content with new spending for new ideas, from high-speed passenger-rail services to bankruptcy bailouts, the Obama administration has revived spending for bad old ideas. Nothing better illustrates this folly than federally funded summer-job programs. Congress torpedoed such programs a decade ago, but President Barack Obama's team revived them in the stimulus package passed in February. The federal government is providing $1.2 billion to hire 125,000 teens and young adults this summer. Local and state governments are plowing in many millions of dollars more to hire...
  • Obama Comes Up With 'Create'-ive Solution to Jobs

    01/06/2009 4:19:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 740+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2009 | Dan Gainor
    What a difference a year makes. President-elect Barack Obama hasn’t even taken office and we’re experiencing climate change. Not the global warming variety that keeps bypassing the bone-chilling American winter. It’s change in D.C. Obama, who promised a government of “change” unveiled a switcheroo in his Jan. 2 radio address, also available on the Change.gov Web site. Obama is releasing details of his economic recovery plan that includes spending hundreds of billions of dollars. It also entails a major jobs component. “The No. 1 goal of my plan, which is to create 3 million new jobs, more than 80 percent...
  • FBI plans large hiring blitz of agents, experts

    01/05/2009 3:37:31 PM PST · by An Old Man · 33 replies · 1,019+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | James Vicini
    Since the Sept 11, 2001, attacks, the FBI has been criticized for not having enough employees fluent in foreign languages and for not moving fast enough to upgrade its computer system. FBI Assistant Director John Raucci of the Human Resources division said the federal law enforcement agency is seeking to bring more people on board with skills in critical areas, especially language fluency and computer science. "We're also looking for professionals in a wide variety of fields who have a deep desire to help protect our nation from terrorists, spies, and others who wish us harm," Raucci said. He said...
  • Missing The Story On 2.5 Million Jobs

    11/24/2008 5:01:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 933+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2008
    Stimulus: Media are fawning over Obama's plan to create 2.5 million jobs in two years. But as usual on Democratic proposals, they aren't doing their homework. By historical standards, Obama's goal is quite modest.The president-elect has directed his economic team "to come up with an Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011." And right on cue, the media have described the plan in glowing terms. The Washington Post called the goal "more expansive than anything proposed so far." Reuters described it as "bold" and "aggressive," and NPR called it "an ambitious economic stimulus...
  • Sheep, goats get down to grass tacks

    06/15/2008 10:51:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 68+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/12/2008 | Scott Herhold
    Jared Lewis is an engaging 32-year-old with a liberal arts degree, a vast knowledge of weeds and a curious profession. Sometimes he calls himself a "grazing specialist." In fanciful moments, he'll introduce himself as a "modern-day pastoral nomad." In plain English, he'll acknowledge he's a goatherd. As a manager in a San Francisco company called Living Systems Land Management, Lewis oversees a crew of hungry but fickle employees: 600 sheep and 300 goats that are eating the weeds and grass near San Jose's airport radar equipment. It is the year of weed-snackers rather than weed-whackers. As a way of controlling...
  • Democrats Consider New [Federal]Job Set-Asides: Convicted Felons (Unbelievable!)

    11/07/2007 3:49:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 226+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2007 | Brian Faughnan
    House Subcommitee Chairman Danny Davis (D-IL) believes it's not sufficient that federal employment be open to felons. He's pushing for job set asides for felons as well: Davis said agencies should work with federally and locally funded rehabilitation programs to hire recently released felons as a way to help them reintegrate into society and reduce recidivism. Justice Department statistics show more than 50 percent of convicted felons offend again. Davis thinks giving some of them government jobs could reduce that number. “We are contradictory in our practices,” he said. “We talk redemption, but the way we treat individuals does not...
  • RAKING IT IN - (time to privatize government jobs?)

    04/23/2005 12:49:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 1,109+ views
    NEW YORK SUN.COM ^ | APRIL 22, 2005 | Staff Editorial
    So after all those years of hearing the argument that extraordinarily generous pension, holiday, vacation, and health care benefits for government employees were justified because they made lower salaries than private sector workers, the premise turns out not to be true. The Citizens Budget Commission draws our attention to recently released 2004 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They show that in the New York City region, fringe benefits aside, state and local government employees actually earn 15% more on average than private sector employees - $28.26 an hour compared to $24.62 an hour. The attention raised by the...
  • Ah, Those Government Jobs

    07/08/2003 6:32:05 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 13 replies · 217+ views
    WBAL AM Radio 1090 Baltimore ^ | July 7, 2003 | Ron Smith
    Ron Smith's "Something to Say" CommentaryWeekdays at 6:50AM | rsmith@wbal.com | Ron Smith Show Page Ah, Those Government JobsMonday, July 07, 2003    Ron Smith's Something to Say A friend of mine, a money manager, has been on the beach, out of work, for some time now, victim of his firm’s acquisition of another investment outfit. I’ve been thinking about his situation and how it applies to the bigger picture. You know how those things work in the private, for-profit sector: a worker dutifully performs for a number of years, his income rises considerably; so much so that eventually he becomes...
  • The Government People Have Won: The last laugh.

    07/17/2002 7:09:49 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 4 replies · 63+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2002 | John Derbyshire
    When I graduated from college my father gave me the following piece of advice, one of the very few he gave me that I actually followed: "Get a government job." Dad himself had had a government job once. It had not lasted long, and he mislaid it under mysterious circumstances, returning to the private sphere, where, after splashing about in an uncoordinated way for a while, he sank like a stone. By the time I left high school the family was so poor we qualified for full government funding of my university career. There were application forms to fill...
  • Hijackers Qualified to Work at Nuke Plant

    03/25/2002 2:19:07 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 203+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 3/26/02 | (UPI)
    Federal regulators have no set requirements for checking backgrounds of nuclear plant security employees, and the Sept. 11 hijackers could have qualified to work as security guards, according to a report released Monday by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. The report also says most plants could not withstand a plane crash. Markey, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has been a critic of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for years. After the Sept. 11 terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon, he demanded that the agency explain its security requirements for plant operators, including employee screening ad...