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As the Nations biggest employer shouldn't government be able have the same weapons as private business?

When a private employer has declining revenue problems they have the following choices. 1.Fire/layoff staff 2.Cut back of benefits (heath insurance & pensions) 3.Reduce wages across the board. 4.Or they can do all of these thing and more. Since most of us want our government run more like a business should each governmental unit have the flexibility to lower their payroll cost when they face declining revenue?

Asked By: Johnny - 3/10/2011
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Yes,,,,,,,,,,, you are exactly correct... More
Answered By: Curtis 1911 - 3/10/2011
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they do have that flexibility and there have been some layoffs... hiring freezes... freezes on raises...
Answered By: g - 3/10/2011
 
Well put.
Answered By: Barf - 3/10/2011
 
Actually I would take that even further and say that any government worker should be the ultimate "at will" worker. That is fired without any cause, at any time. Of the people, for the people, and by the people does not mean the government should be allowed to expand at will.
Answered By: Ronee Ray Gun - 3/10/2011
 
I don't want the government to be run like a business, I don't even like the way Business runs... More
Answered By: Chief Inspector Clouseau - 3/10/2011
 
Our government declared our incomes as public domain, that is a far larger weapon than any corporation has. A license to steal without any regard to the future... More
Answered By: Stopthe Madness - 3/10/2011
 
look at UPS,Ford,boeing thy have union and their doing find so thy do have thy same weapon their employee's are allow to belong to a union
Answered By: paulcondo - 3/10/2011
 
Yes. At this point in time we are saddled with a pack of liberal politicians who believe they can buy their way out of any problem,including being BROKE. And the unions support them.
Answered By: Mudmarine Jones - 3/10/2011
 
No, they shouldn't be run like a private business because they aren't. And they should not be the nation's largest employer. The fact that they are is why we are in the dire position we face today.
Answered By: Thurston - 3/10/2011
 
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