The Drop In The Public Workforce

Posted by | June 20, 2012 15:47 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Henry Blodget presents the above chart on federal employees (the small peak in 2010 is for Census takers).  The federal workforce has dropped steadily under President Obama.  Have these workers been made up for on the state and local level?  Blodget also shows the following:

Tea Partiers can talk all they want about government spending but you can cut all the waste, all the foreign aid and pare back the workforce and unless you lower defense spending, raise taxes, and control Medicare, the deficits will remain.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.

Leave a Reply