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Subject: Re: Walgreens/Express Scripts part Date: 8/31/2011 9:59 PM
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Government workers, and that list is growing larger thanks to big government initiatives

Please.

Where do you get your economics lectures, the Rush Limbaugh show?

Perhaps you might consider an authoritative source instead?

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- JULY 2011

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 117,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, retail trade, manufacturing, and mining. Government employment continued to trend down.

Government employment continued to trend down over the month (-37,000). Employment in state government decreased by 23,000, almost entirely due to a partial shutdown of the Minnesota state government. Employment in local government continued to wane over the month.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

The explosion of big government:

2005 1,871,920
2004 1,856,441
2003 1,871,842**
2002 1,838,259
2001 1,797,707
2000 1,784,032***
1999 1,820,348
1998 1,855,849
1997 1,871,843
1996 1,933,979
1995 2,012,524
1994 2,085,493
1993 2,156,844
1992 2,226,835
1991 2,243,265
1990 2,250,323
1989 2,237,816
1988 2,221,817
1987 2,234,686
1986 2,175,773
1985 2,213,521
1984 2,171,404
1983 2,157,467
1982 2,110,433
1981 2,143,001
1980 2,160,964
1979 2,160,845
1978 2,164,301
1977 2,131,413
1976 2,156,988
1975 2,148,840
1974 2,139,869
1973 2,082,644
1972 2,116,661
1971 2,153,764
1970 2,202,602
1969 2,301,127
1968 2,288,999
1967 2,251,361
1966 2,050,721
http://www.opm.gov/feddata/html/ExecBranch.asp

Yes, that's correct. There were fewer Federal government employees in 2005 than in 1966, while the population has grown by 100,000,000.

Talk show economics. No wonder the country is in the crapper.
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