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    Peak Government?

    Government Employees Outnumber Manufacturing Employees 1.8 to 1

    Those employed by government in the United States in August of this year outnumbered those employed in the manufacturing sector by almost 1.8 to 1, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector.
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    That's pathetic....

    Does this includes schools, city workers, maintenance, highway, postal, ...if so a lot of these are taking care of things in the infrastructure of our nation...not just bureaucrats sitting in Washington or state capitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    That's pathetic....

    Does this includes schools, city workers, maintenance, highway, postal,
    > employed by federal, state and local government

    It's a math equation though, at some point you can't fight the numbers, they just win.

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    Some thing is really wrong with this. But of course, can't win on manufacturing because no one in the U.S. Would ever want to pay the price for it would cost to manufacture clothing here.

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    I am a state worker funded by state and federal research grants. We actually work pretty hard here. I guess it's possible that the private sector could do our job, but it would cost a lot more money. We work for way under the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan View Post
    I am a state worker funded by state and federal research grants. We actually work pretty hard here. I guess it's possible that the private sector could do our job, but it would cost a lot more money. We work for way under the market.
    I suppose your CEO and executives don't make 8 figures either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    I suppose your CEO and executives don't make 8 figures either.
    That is probably true...so while politicians ridicule the public market for making large salaries they don't seem to have the same convictions when it comes to their own salary and benefits.

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    I suppose your CEO and executives don't make 8 figures either.
    No, they are limited to 6 figures.

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    That is probably true...so while politicians ridicule the public market for making large salaries they don't seem to have the same convictions when it comes to their own salary and benefits.
    Their salaries look artificially low. Most go into office with a lot of money and come out of office with the ability to make an obscene amount of money giving speeches. Pretty funny, Hillary charging over 100K to speak at colleges complaining that tuition is much too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan View Post
    Their salaries look artificially low. Most go into office with a lot of money and come out of office with the ability to make an obscene amount of money giving speeches. Pretty funny, Hillary charging over 100K to speak at colleges complaining that tuition is much too high.
    Regulators do the revolving door trick as well, step into government for a season to "regulate" their industry and then step back into the industry with pretty crazy compensation. Like Hank Paulson who stepped out of Goldman Sachs to "serve" the public.

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