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On the other hand, I don't think many Repubs in the Senate would allow the cuts because it would mean gigantic job losses in many of their states.

We talk so much about entitlements here, but another huge drain on the budget is the size of the federal government, and we almost never talk about that. We need to reduce the number of jobs in the federal government. If you think cutting entitlements would be unpopular, just try taking away jobs.

However, it might not be as painful. The President could issue an executive order that no new employees will be hired (without yada yada), and that if you really need an employee, you'll have to poach one from another department. As employees retire, the number of government workers would go down. But of course, the President says that spending is not a problem.

People don't realize that it's not just the salary and benefit increases that government workers get every year, it's the ever-expanding number of employees that are causing the budget to expand.

Isn't it odd how Zero thinks that a jobs bill means hiring more government workers? Sometimes I think the liberals actually believe the government workers contribute to the GDP. Heck, let's just give everyone who wants a job a government job. Problem solved.
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