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What benefits everybody in the country more; government jobs or private sector jobs?

Private sector companies pay for government jobs through taxes. If they didn't have to pay as much in taxes, they could hire more employees and produce more products and charge less for them. More products costing less means we could all afford to have more. Isn't that the definition of wealth? The more government jobs there are, the less wealth we all have. Unless you can name a government job that produces a product . . . waiting . . .

Asked By: Pilgrim - 3/29/2009
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You are correct. Government jobs are not what runs this nation, it is the private sector. Government doesn't create anything and they are inefficient... More
Answered By: Greg - 3/29/2009
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Both of them combined... More
Answered By: Donovan - 3/29/2009
 
Government jobs are linear...they pay more but employ less and offer very little in producing subsequent jobs based upon those created... More
Answered By: musicman812 - 3/29/2009
 
It seems to me that this administration is most interested in increasing govt. power and decreasing our wealth. "Spread the wealth"!
Answered By: amazin'g - 3/29/2009
 
I have a friend who has a government job.... He has to fill out a hand written multiple page form, get his boss to approve it, his boss sends it off to get another approval, and 3-5 months later he gets his....box of staples. The less government the better.
Answered By: REPUBLIC 2012 - 3/29/2009
 
the private sector is much more beneficial for the economy .. the reason we have entered a recession is because the government stuck its greedy hands into the private businesses and banks... More
Answered By: Bobbo - 3/29/2009
 
There are lots of government jobs that though they might not produce a product are completely necessary. The Army, police, fire fighters, post office, teachers (though they produce the ability of the next generation to exist in the world). Are some government jobs silly? Sure but not all of them are evil. For all... More
Answered By: Dexter - 3/29/2009
 
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