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Majority of Americans Want Spending Cuts, Not More "Investments""

WJF Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 2:36 PM
Did you know? There are nearly twice as many people in the United States working for the Government than working in ALL of Manufacturing in the United States. More Americans are employed by the Government than in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. West Virginia is the mining capital of the world, yet it has at least three times more government workers than miners. New York is the financial capital of the world which employs roughly 670,000 New Yorkers. That's less than half of the state's 1.48 million government employees. Iowa and Nebraska are farm states - there are at least five times more government employees than farmers in those States.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:58 PM
Opps! I read this post so fast, I flew right by your use of "government workers"!

So sorry!
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:55 PM
I'm happy that you did not use the term "government workers" in you excellent post. The words "government" and "worker" are mutually exclusive.

We've all heard President Obama talk about "investments" in education, clean energy and crumbling roads and bridges, but those investments are simply more spending. According to a new Rasmussen Report, the majority of Americans favor spending cuts over more spending in Washington.

President Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday night called for new government spending on infrastructure, clean energy and education. While pluralities of voters believe those proposals would help the economy, most think spending cuts would help the economy more. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S....