American Government Workers Outnumber Private Sector

Posted on 26th September 2007 by Ryan Somma in Enlightenment Warrior - Tags: , ,

So I’ve been trying to follow the recent revelation that, if you count all the government employees and contractors, that there are now more people in America reliant on the government for their paycheck than there are in the private sector. The NYT covered the blog wars about it in their article, Debating American Serfdom.

I think exploring this issue would help to explain how America continued to grow in jobs as the private sector muddled through one of the most pathetic and uncertain economic recoveries in history; after all, the federal government is growing by leaps and bounds.

The more money the fed spends, the more jobs result. Does this officially make America a socialist nation? I can’t seem to find the cognitive clarity to figure it out because I’m so excited about MY NEW CHAIR!!!



The UNICOR CXO Chair, which we just got for our division at the Coast Guard base, includes:

  1. Sleek Ergonomic Design!
  2. Adjustable Lumbar Support!
  3. 16 Points of Articulation!

For too long, I’ve been bringing my sleep home with me. Thank you so much all you wonderful taxpayers. Thanks to you, I’ll be able get some proper rest at work. And thank you George Bush junior. Without your total abandonment of fiscal responsibility, this luxuriously comfy chair wouldn’t be possible.

I luv ya Dubya!!!

At $650-plus a pop, my chair cost some poor sap their entire week’s pay at McDonalds! Bite me private-sector loser! Actually, with 80-plus of my coworkers getting these chairs… Bite me 80-plus of you private sector suckers! Total ownage!!!


  1. Hmmm

    ^ check out the allsteel #19. it’s what I had at the Inspection Service….. $950 for non-government… it looks just like yours, except without the headrest.. yet.. yours is cheaper?!?!!!!

    Comment by Clint — September 27, 2007 @ 10:11 am

  2. $650 a week at McDonalds? Super Science Ninja has left the Consumer Math outhouse with a large strip of mathematical toilet paper trailing from his ninja slippers.

    $5.85/hour * 40 hours/week = $234.00 A WEEK. BEFORE TAXES.

    Let’s be generous and say that 15% of a worker’s taxes are deducted from his paycheck before he even sees those wages.

    $234.00 – ($234.00 * .15) = $199.00

    Your chair cost the equivalent of almost a MONTH’S salary at McDonalds. If there was sales tax on that chair, it costs about 135 hours of McTime.


    Comment by flyingsirkus — September 27, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

  3. Nice phone you have there.

    Comment by tgaw — September 28, 2007 @ 1:00 am

  4. give me all ur details

    Comment by larry london — October 31, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

  5. thats for sure, man

    Comment by Tedib — March 24, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

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