What is it to sacrifice? To give something up. During the recession so many have lost their jobs, many of no fault of their own. Layoffs were a common occurrence, companies closing. Onto the government dole went many people,
So how many government workers did you hear of getting laid off? In our area it was teachers who got the pink slips. Other government employees, none got laid off that I know of. One of the more critical jobs we pay taxes for took the brunt of the economy.
Look at what the politicians are saying about the economy. Are any talking about cut backs in pay for government employees and or layoffs? What kind of sacrifice is forthcoming from the bureaucrats and politicians to help the taxpayer?
When there is a downturn in the economy it is the everyday worker that takes it in the drawers. The government workers just keep on drawing their check. Who do the politicians say should help? The people on the dole, welfare, food stamps… etc. Government layoffs are not even mentioned.
Why is it the work a day Joe has to sacrifice the job and the taxes do not stop being paid to the bureaucrats.
The average government worker makes 20-25% more then their counterpart in the private sector. So the public employee could take a pay cut and still make a nice wage, better then average.
The public sector has become bloated but do the politicians talk about the wages they pay? Government sacrifice is not in their lexicon.
Bet that if there was an across the board pay cut of 10% that the national debt could be reduced by 50% or better. Low level government administrators make 6 figure incomes into the 200-300,000.00 dollar range. What government job is so critical and pressurized to warrant that kind of pay? Most government jobs are cookie cutter work. I don’t even want to talk about incompetence.
One of the things one can do is to bug their congressman and ask them what kind of sacrifice their agencies are going to make to help the country? In this day and age of electronics it is easy to send your Representative an e-mail, they all have one.
Why should the private sector take the brunt of the bad times.
Politicians gripe about welfare, but what really is welfare? Look at all of the people that get government checks. When we send tax dollars to DC….. what do you want in return? Let the politico's know.
We’ve had some rain but it won’t last long. We could use some more buckets of wet stuff. Cost of living is going to climb, not only at the food store, also the gas pumps and other places. The government wants to throw more money out to those dealing with the drought, farmers. This will push prices up even higher for it will be more taxes floating across the desks of bureaucrats.