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Is cutting federal government workers an effective way to cut spending?

Most conservatives would say that if there is a demand for those government jobs, the slack will be picked up at the state or private levels. This may be true for some, but all? Wouldn’t cutting a large number of government employees all at once just increase the unemployment rate, thus increase the number of people collecting unemployment which would just be transferring the government worker to government dependant, therefore not really solving any problems in terms of spending?

Asked By: Constitution Hawk - 4/5/2011
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It would be like cutting back pennies against a million dollars, wouldnt make a dent... More
Answered By: Alx Hol - 4/5/2011
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No. its all a big game. Republicans run up the debt on tax cuts and WAR FOR PROFIT, then say "hey we gotta cut workers and social programs cause they're out of control"
Answered By: Dave87gn - 4/5/2011
 
The government should only hire enough people absolutely necessary to run the government. We should not be in the employment industry to "create jobs". Creating jobs should be done by the private sector. You liberals want the government to take you from the cradle to the grave but that makes no sense at all. People... More
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