Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Time to Tear it Down

Video inspired by this by DeRoy Murdock:

[Figures are] from the U.S. Labor Department, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Haver Analytics. Between December 2007, when the Great Recession began, and last July, the private sector lost 7,837,000 jobs (down 6.8 percent). Local-government employment dropped 128,000 positions (minus 0.9 percent), while state governments shed 6,000 positions (less 0.1 percent). Meanwhile, Washington, D.C., boomed. Federal employment zoomed by 198,100 slots as Uncle Sam’s workforce expanded by 10 percent.

This graph’s whiff of Marie Antoinette should boil every patriot’s blood. While the American people live increasingly ascetic lives, and even city halls and statehouses have displayed some restraint, Washington, D.C., increasingly resembles Versailles — an out-of-touch, extravagant, and callous place that fuels little beyond the nation’s disgust, fury, and organized rebellion. As the party rages within the Beltway, federal revelers scream, “Let them pay taxes!”

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Just a conservative girl said...

Yes, our unemployment levels are pretty low here. Well below the national average.

I think it is like 6%.

Matt said...

Great job, Right Klik.

LD Jackson said...

It's a shame that the going opinion in Washington is to grow the government and increase it's spending and involvement in our lives. To pay for that, they feel the need to raise our taxes. It would be nice to have someone in the White House who actually understands the dangers this policy presents and who is willing to take a real stand to stop the policy of tax and spend.