Sunday, February 1, 2009

For thee...but not for me...

WASHINGTON — Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam? Tough times for him as well?
Not exactly.

In fact the number of federal workers is on the rise.

That might seem strange to the 11 million people in the U.S. who are out of work — and the millions more who fear they soon will be. Shouldn't Washington pare down too?

But it is unlikely that President Barack Obama will put any of the nearly 2 million federal civil servants out in the street in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. His proposed $800-plus billion economic aid plan, which includes heavy spending on public works, is expected to increase the ranks of federal workers, although mostly at the state and local level.
Look!!! A pig with wings...and he's headed right for that archway that leads to a frozen-over hell!!!!

Like Clinton, Obama Calls for Fewer Federal Contractors to Cut Spending
This would be about lie number 6,579 from the campaign trail...

"I don't believe it's too late to change course, but it will be if we don't take dramatic action as soon as possible," he said. "If nothing is done, this recession could linger for years."
With Obama's current will likely linger eternally.