Friday, June 11, 2010

Government Creating Jobs Not Private Sector

The Pennsylvania Independent features a great chart in this article demonstrating the need to reduce the size of government in Pennsylvania. The normal laws that apply to economic cycles is void in government. During this recession, the worst we have witnessed since the Great Depression, many jobs were lost. It's only natural that revenue to states would decrease as well.

As the chart depicts state jobs have not only been spared but increased in Pennsylvania while private sector jobs have plummeted.

During the two years from September 2007 until September 2009 - a range stretching from a few months before the national recession hit until the most recent data available - the ranks of state government employees grew by nearly four percent. In the same time frame, the number of private sector workers in Pennsylvania, the ones who have to pay for the public sector employees salaries and benefits with their tax dollars, has dropped by more than four percent.

In real numbers, public sector employment grew by more than 4,500 jobs during those two years, while private sector employment fell by 242,000, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the past SOP has featured posts about the dubious PennDOT 35 crew and the ridiculous statements made by chief propaganda meister Brett Marcy . "We have worked hard to trim costs and find ways to improve efficiencies," said Brett Marcy, press secretary to House Majority Leader Todd Eachus, D-Luzerne.

Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you.- Lemmy Kilmister

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