Friday, January 10, 2014

An Economy Strangled By GOP and "Third Way" Dems

Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama

See anything different about public sector jobs during this administration?  The economy isn't just sick, the GOP and their fellow travelers (Blue Dogs, Third Way, etc.) have actively choked out a recovery so that rich people can have more tax cuts.  Austerity!
"[A]t the current point in the recovery from the 2001 recession, employment at all levels of government had increased by nearly 600,000 workers; in contrast, in the current recovery, government employment has declined by more than 700,000 jobs, a net difference of more than 1.3 million jobs."
Terrible policy in the service of boundless greed.

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