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I was at a party this weekend and almost all the people there wanted their kids to end up with government job.?

Does that mean we really want to be Communists!!!!!! I just asked the question, "what kind a job do you want your kids to get when they grow up?" Gee they seemed like nice level headed people only two already had government jobs but the rest worked for companies both big and small. Or is there something More sinister going on here? Has the American Dream become an American Joke? and people are finally saying it out loud????? So what kind of job do you wat for your kid to grow up and get?

Asked By: Just some Guy - 9/7/2009
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Well, with so many jobs with reputable companies being lost due to the recession, can you really blame them? Government jobs are secure, they pay well, and they tend to have other good perks. Why does wanting your child to work for the government make you communist? You have to remember that there are thousands of... More
Answered By: Brianna's Mommy - 9/7/2009
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If that's the Uptopia, if having more Americans added to the government payroll is a good thing, why don't we ALL become employees of the "government" ? Would that be the ideal for liberals? And if that occurred, where would the money come from to pay everyone?
Answered By: regular american - 9/7/2009
 
I would prefer for my child to get a PRODUCTIVE job... Not one that saps off of the productiveness of the rest of society.
Answered By: Shara - 9/7/2009
 
I understand the wish and have heard it before from people who can't afford or can't complete a college education... More
Answered By: oohhbother - 9/7/2009
 
Nothing wrong with working for the government. General Petraeus works for the government. So did Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi.
Answered By: yutsnark - 9/7/2009
 
they will be the only jobs that still pay decent ,because a government doesn't have to provide any thing any one would buy ,they just take your money as there 'profits",that's how its works in the communist systems.
Answered By: troutshoe - 9/7/2009
 
It's been the most rapidly growing sector in the past 20 years. It's relatively secure and the pay is good. It's almost like being a teacher, only without the great vacation package... More
Answered By: Moose - 9/7/2009
 
It's getting to where government jobs is all there is... More
Answered By: Sean - 9/7/2009
 
im in 10th grade and want to be a meteorologist. My parents just want us to get a good stable job and go to college to get there. :D
Answered By: Hi! - 9/7/2009
 
Hard times have made some people feel as if they cannot afford not only the basic things in life, but college as well. Affording college right now for people who don't even have a job is out of the question. Once the economy takes a real turn for the better, I'm sure some of those answers will be different.
Answered By: Mabelline - 9/7/2009
 
Smart people. I contracted to govt & all he ontractors switched to fed positions. Can't beat the benes.
Answered By: Nikki - 9/7/2009
 
Sometimes children say the most intelligent things. This is from China but it could be any country... More
Answered By: thorcorn - 9/7/2009
 
It means that they realize that in the near future those will be the only secure jobs. With a government job you don't even have to be competent and you can't be fired. You just sit back and bilk the public.
Answered By: Justin Case - 9/7/2009
 
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