Our country has too many government employees and they are sapping our economic strength. Specifically – the public employee unions are destroying our economic potential. Studies show that most states could save 20-40% of their employment budget simply by slashing wages and benefits to public sector employees, but can’t due to the public sector unions. California alone has 2.4 MILLION government employees which is twice as many as those working in manufacturing jobs.
California’s not alone, when you look at other industrial and agricultural sectors across the United States.
It’s a problem when you have the best and brightest minds graduating from or colleges desiring to work for the IRS, DMV or any other miriad of government agencies rather than taking risks to build our economy.