Straight from the No Shit Files

28 Feb

The Republicans’ proposal to cut federal spending could cost a lot of jobs. A lot.

I’m still confused by the idea that government jobs aren’t actually jobs and that government workers don’t contribute to the economy like private sector workers do.

People who work in the public sector:

1. fucking pay fucking taxes;

2. use the same services as private sector employees, and

3. BUY SHIT.

Furthermore, cutting government funding has a ripple effect on the entire economy. Institutions in the public sector buy office supplies, lab equipment, computers, copiers, plane tickets, and all sorts of other shit that private businesses buy.  Institutions utilize private contractors in a variety of ways–to fill their vending machines, build and remodel their buildings, conduct audits, et fucking cetera.

It is the height of stupidity and/or mendacity to insist that government jobs contribute nothing to the economy, and I can guarantee that teachers contribute more to society as a whole than any investment banker.

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One Response to “Straight from the No Shit Files”

  1. Substance McGravitas 02.28.2011 at 21:41 #

    The argument for giving teachers guns is that they might then be entitled to shower in government money, being sacred arms-bearers and all. Just like those well-paid soldiers.

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