- We have the lowest number of public-sector employees per population since 1968.
- If we merely restored government employment to its 2007 levels, there’d be 1.7 million more jobs.
Theoretical exercise: you have 1.7 million new jobs. They all make the national average wage, some $40,560 by OECD methodology. Now, the only thing they have to do is generate that much total value to the American economy, plus interest on the debt you are taking to create those jobs.
What job(s) do they do?
and do they get pensions? and also what services do we cut to free up the funds for these positions and pension payments?