That is the alarming title of Stephen Moore’s Wall Street Journal article, and the sub-headline was even more shocking “More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined.”
I suggest that you read Moore’s opinion piece for yourself, and then draw your own conclusions:
The article states “It is a system that breeds mediocrity, which is what we’ve gotten.” This draws me to the conclusion that we must all do something to correct this situation. It is your Commander’s intention to “do something” at the polls with careful examination of the policies and action plans of the candidates. No wonder our economy is in appalling condition and is headed for bankruptcy.
After reading this article I am not surprised that we keep re-electing the same incompetent politicians, because they keep greasing the skids for government union employees. In essence it is a case of vote for me and I will take care of you, which ignores efficiency and productivity. Obviously this opinion piece is not a ringing endorsement for the government employee unions’ value and productivity, but it clearly defines one of the several contributing factors to our debt crisis.