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  1. PatriotsReign

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    Spain has more than 60,000 more publc sector employees than in 2007

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    The LAST thing America needs is to increase public sector employment.
     
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    Yes. And we don't want to be Spain because all of the street signs are in Spanish. That and Purtugal. France and Andorra would be right next to us. And their football is boring and there's hardly any hockey.
     
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    You forgot one thing wistah...

    You forgot to say that you agree that we don't want MORE public sector workers!;)

    But I could tell you agree.
     
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    And your gripe is???

    In the last 3 years there has been a record decrease in the number of public sector jobs.

    A Record Decline in Government Jobs: Implications for the Economy and America's Workforce | Brookings Institution

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    Mrs PFinV has shown a graph. THe trend is the opposite of your imaginary fears. The US is not Spain or Greece. All such comparisons are moot. That was my point.
     
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    I am well aware of the trend in the US and like you & Mrs P, I'm very grateful for it.

    I posted this thread for all the dopes that want to INCREASE the number of public sector workers. Not you guys.....
     
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    The trend is okay ... problem is when the dead start collecting paychecks like they did in the mafia's heyday.
     
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    So we're at 9% public sector and falling like a stone.

    Spain's at 2.9 million out of a total population of 48 million, or 6% of population.

    The only thing you could conclude is that if our public sector employment continues to decrease, we'll be in the same boat as spain. Doesn't sound good.

    PFnV
     
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    Who said that?

    I just want less military contractors living on the dole.
     
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    I don't think anybody's "grateful" for it who has a shred of sense left. The loss of a few hundred thousand jobs is incredibly bad for demand which is the main drag on the economy, and is incredibly bad for towns and cities which need more teacher, firefighters, cops, sanitation workers, etc., than they're being permitted to keep.

    Tonight's news -- in Florida they had hours-long lines for early voting, and then locked the building's doors on voters. It's intentional, it's brazen, and it's wrong. It's happening in Ohio too: discourage voting, because more early voting is bad for pubbies.

    No wonder. Their policy prescriptions are so repugnant that if they didn't try to carve off a few percentage points by misdirecting, intimidating, and just plain locking out the voters, they wouldn't stand a chance.

    As it stands, we have a very close election. I wonder what it would be like if we weren't working so hard to keep the voters from the polls.

    PFnV
     

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