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America’s Growing Government Class

Leb2 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 9:46 AM
Isn't that what we want, one to watch over the one that watches over the one that watches over us? We can never take the chance that one of the watchers may be able to think on their own and not report something important, like that person had an actual thought that was not authorized by the Parties, the Machine. So we need more government workers to keep watch over us, so we will be safe and secure in their world.

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide further confirmation of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, specifically through his creation of a growing government class.

The numbers show a massive increase in government jobs created over the last five months—621,000, to be exact, dwarfing private-sector job growth. Those new government jobs account for a staggering 73 percent of overall job growth. In all, 21 million citizens now work for government, out of 143 million employed in America, or one...