Charlie asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Don't government jobs help stimulate the private sector?

Republicans were upset that the stimulus bill included money for state and local governments so they wouldn't have to lay off police and firefighters. Don't these public servants, when they spend their paychecks on housing, food, clothing, transportation, and entertainment help grow or maintain jobs in the private sector? Aren't we better off with them protecting the citizens than collecting unemployment?

Update:

End Fed - well then, sounds like govt jobs are twice as efficient...

Update 2:

bmovies60 - well then, with the massive outsourcing and privitization of government work undertaken during the Bush administration we should not have had a recession...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Don't government jobs help stimulate the private sector?"

    No. If this were the case, considering all the number of government employees we have now, we shouldnt have a recession.

    "Republicans were upset that the stimulus bill included money for state and local governments so they wouldn't have to lay off police and firefighters"

    False. We were upset with all the other unecessary stuff.

    "Don't these public servants, when they spend their paychecks on housing, food, clothing, transportation, and entertainment help grow or maintain jobs in the private sector?"

    How many taxpayers does it take to provide the paycheck and benefits for just one of these people? Its the taxpayers, who outnumber the public servants that provide and maintain jobs in the private sector.

    I'm not about to let a civil servant keep his job for the reason that he spends his paycheck on the private sector. He can join the private sector and still do that.

    "with the massive outsourcing and privitization of government work undertaken during the Bush administration we should not have had a recession"

    "Massive"??? Nice little spin there. It was anything but "massive". I WISH it was massive. A small, tiny handful of government programs that were farmed out to private companies (because they could do things faster and cheaper). Nowhere near enough to make a difference in the economy either way.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    A thimble...he's not stimulating the internal maximum sector his rules and taxes on small agencies are making it so as that they might't arise with the money for to hire workers or stay in enterprise.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, in fact government jobs crowd out the private sector. For every job the government "creates" two jobs in the private sector are destroyed.

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