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73 percent of new jobs created in last five months are bureaucratic

posted at 9:00 am on December 8, 2012 by

Hey, I’ve got a neat idea — why don’t we just keep growing the government, until we all can have government jobs? That can work, right?

Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

In the same five-month period since June, the number of people employed by government increased by 621,000 to 20,559,000. These 621,000 new government jobs created in the last five months equal 73.3 percent of the 847,000 new jobs created overall.

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Hey, I’ve got a neat idea — why don’t we just keep growing the government, until we all can have government jobs? That can work, right?

Ok, who let Jesse Jackson Jr. on here?

Doughboy on December 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM

It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs.

We’re making economic progress. /

FOWG1 on December 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

While this might seem like a good thing to the average low-information voter (jobs are jobs, right?) this is actually pretty bad.

By definition the government does not produce anything. It does not create wealth. It can only remove capital from the “real world” (private sector). If this wasn’t the reality then the government could just hire every employed worker, as advocated by such economic illiterates as the nutjob Dem Jan Schakowsky, etc.

With the unproductive bureaucrat class growing and the private sector workers dropping out of the workforce at a 30 year high, well, we’ve got a big problem.

Forward!

visions on December 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

But I thought all of that government spending was supposed to be for hiring teachers, cops, and firefighters — not bureaucrats. The Democrats lied to me. I am shocked and disappointed.

steebo77 on December 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I’d prefer the trillion dollar coins, myself. It would work just as well. Don’t forget, probably half of those new bureaucrats’ jobs consist of making it more difficult for someone in the private sector to create wealth.

tngmv on December 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM

He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.
 
HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

rogerb on December 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20120907/DEPARTMENTS01/309070001/White-House-misses-sequestration-deadline-59-DoD-will-see-11-cut

In this article it said that the sequester cuts could not be prioritized but had to be across the board. Someone please explain to me? What are these departments preparing?

Fleuries on December 8, 2012 at 11:48 AM

rogerb on December 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Darkly humorous.

Strange that the authors of these gems never want to own them when they are quoted back.

CorporatePiggy on December 8, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Wait, wait, wait, for all the demagoguery about teachers, cops, and firemen at the end of the campaign, government employment was actually growing at a 7.5% pace? Unfreakinbelievable!

theperfecteconomist on December 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I hear the IRS has a LOT of jobs opening up. They train you to squeeze blood out of rocks.

NavyMustang on December 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM

While this might seem like a good thing to the average low-information voter (jobs are jobs, right?) this is actually pretty bad.

By definition the government does not produce anything. It does not create wealth. It can only remove capital from the “real world” (private sector). If this wasn’t the reality then the government could just hire every UNemployed worker, as advocated by such economic illiterates as the nutjob Dem Jan Schakowsky, etc.

With the unproductive bureaucrat class growing and the private sector workers dropping out of the workforce at a 30 year high, well, we’ve got a big problem.

Forward!

visions on December 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

FIFM

visions on December 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM