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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:56 PM

Government Employment At Lowest Level Since 1968

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More than 680,000 Federal, State and Local government jobs have been eliminated since 2009, the biggest 3 year decline on record. If these jobs still existed it would lower the unemployment rate by 1%.

But take a closer look at the two steepest increases in government employment since 1968. Those "fat times" occurred during the early 1970's (Nixon) and the 1980's (Reagan and Bush I). Isn't it precious that Republicans paint Democrats as the party of big government and big spending?

http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/2012/08/government-employment-at-lowest-level.html

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mikekohr Aug 2012 OP
elleng Aug 2012 #1
LiberalFighter Aug 2012 #2
LiberalFighter Aug 2012 #3
elleng Aug 2012 #4
Cato987 Aug 2012 #5
DURHAM D Aug 2012 #7
mikekohr Aug 2012 #8
Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #6

Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:21 PM

1. Funny! I got my Fed job (D.C.) in '78,

under Carter, and his deregulation, airlines etc. I did railroads, and big deregulatory legislation signed in 1980. Then came reagan.

My agency 'sunset' in '96, resulting in numerous of my colleagues (including me) to lose our Fed government jobs.

Thanks for opportunity to do a little history!

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:26 PM

2. Now if it was compared to the population it would be even more substantial.

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:26 PM

3. I'm hoping it was mostly Republicans that decided to leave.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:45 AM

4. It was non-denominational;

got us all.

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Response to Cato987 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:30 PM

7. Thank you for that out-dated chart.

Do you work at the institute?

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Response to Cato987 (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. No. It hasn't. And not even by the chart that you supplied

The original post is ALL government sector jobs, Federal, State and local. Your chart is Federal only, but is handy because it backs up my original post in that the greatest government employment occurred under Nixon and Reagan. Thanks.
Say hello to the Koch Brothers for me.

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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. And with the DHS still intact, that's frightening. nt

 

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