sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Federal Employees

The United States Government employs about 2 million people at an average salary with benefits of $120,000.00/year (source Investor's Business Daily). Many of those workers are necessary. Many are not. Government salaries do NOT stimulate the economy in the same sense that private employees do because they require the private employees to support them through their tax "donations". Clinton, Bush, Obama: Each increased the size of government. It's hard to be Imperial without a really big entourage.

If Dear Leader (Obama) was given his way, he'd expand the government payroll exponentially. He wanted to create a civilian defense force, as large and as well funded as the US Military, he wants all healthcare under the federal umbrella, he wants his operatives and community organizers to fan out across the land. 2 million would become 4 million very quickly with no matching/offsetting source of revenue to pay for it. (we'd borrow the money to pay for the storm troopers and petty community spies)

The debt and deficit are unsustainable.

Social Security and Medicare will collapse if they are not infused with vast sums of public money (more taxes).

The Cap and Trade Bill and Healthcare Bills would create massive new bureaucracies if passed and at the same time would reduce the private money available through draconian taxation.

Where does it end? Where is our ObamaNation heading?

8 comments:

  1. What I hear you asking is where is the money to pay for all this.

    I think there is a pile in the closet in the Monopoly game. Can't we just print some funny money?

    Those "nut jobs" who told us we would need a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread if Obama has his way may be right.

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  2. In Germany's Weimar Republic you needed a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread... that was before Hitler nationalized everything and stole what the Jews had to pay for his programs.

    I'm not comparing Dear Leader to Hitler or his programs to Nazi programs. I'll leave it to you (the reader) to make up your own mind.

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  3. Yes, it does seem as though the three year plan is rather expensive. Maybe the Saudis, or the Chinese will, er, pay for it.

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  4. I think it is leading us down the road to bankruptcy and becoming Chinese citizens. I don’t like rice and fish heads.

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  5. Can you even imagine what would be happening in this country if Obama had continued to maintain his "overwhelming" popularity?

    Sometimes I wonder what the news headlines would be if the MSM ever pried their collective lips from BHO's sphincter.

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  6. The liberal wierdos don't see any limit to spending as being the absolute limit. They reject the notion that there comes a point where spending is not sustainable anymore.

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  7. John Law. Read history, Obama. You wonk.

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  8. I made up my mind long ago. I compared Obama to Hitler and the anti-christ before the election results even came in.

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