Stealing from the Poor and Giving to the Rich
I thought today's story about AG Spitzer and his hesitancy to state whether he would expand the state's workforce was an interesting sidenote to the story of his endorsement by CSEA. Finally in this Governor's race, a candidate has made a common sense statement about an issue that has been on my mind. When Governor's reduce the size of government, who does the work they were doing? Are we to believe that people are really sitting around doing nothing at these government offices? If they are, can they get those people to process paperwork a little faster? I have to admit that I really believe that Republicans and conservative Dems have used this argument to actually steal money. Work previously done by government workers is now bid out to private companies to complete. I think a healthy debate needs to be had about this issue. Do taxpayers actually win when the size of government is reduced?
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