US110 - Increase Federal Hiring
There are fewer federal government jobs under Obama (2.65 million in 2010) than under Reagan in the 80s (2.77 million in 1982) despite 35% population growth in that time.
Our hiring needs include:
- Financial sector management, regulation, and bank examination
- Science & Technology research and development
- Development/infrastructure projects
A lot of things can be done well by government, but it's understaffed and certain areas need dramatic expansion.
All told, the U.S. federal government is probably the most powerful and high-performing organization in the world. Right now, the world needs leadership from America, we have millions unemployed, and we have record-low borrowing rates. We should have a little faith that our government can get things done; we're good at inventing, we're good at regulating and judging. The US is a premium place to be at least due in part to our good governance. Why not have the public sector contribute to the country's renewal?
Gov't doesn't create wealth it simply spends money. There is a natural depreciation here. If you take a bucket and take water from one side of a pool and pour it into the other side of the pool, the water level isn't going to go up. In fact it will probably go down due to evaporation or spilling. You don't create wealth or growth by hiring gov't workers, that is a losing game. Entrepreneurs create wealth by leveraging labor, raw materials, and ideas and providing value. Government can not create anything. It's completely a service-based entity. Some services it does that nobody else can do, some services it does really poorly. But regardless gov't jobs might help us for the short term, but at the cost of crushing us in the end, as we will simply be overrun by debt.
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