Federal Government

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  1. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    "Average salary offer: $50,806
    Working at the federal government could mean enjoying a healthy salary, benefits, a pension plan, and transportation subsidies. The federal government is the nation's largest employer, and while competition for jobs is often high, it pays to have the right education.

    With an evolving and advanced technological world, it's no surprise that federal workers must be highly trained. In law enforcement, for example, FBI agents must typically hold a bachelor's degree in information technology, accounting, electrical engineering, or computer science."

    The Nations largest employer.  And what exactly does the Federal Government make?  And who pays these salaries?

    1. LarasMama profile image61
      LarasMamaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They make red tape. And you pay the salaries.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      China

      1. TMMason profile image67
        TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ron... China is going to lead this world into the future... establish global peace and erradicate hunger and illness, raise all peoples up from poverty and bring tolerance to the world.

        Did I miss anything?...

        Yes!... The great leftist Utopia... I can't wait.

        1. luvpassion profile image61
          luvpassionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Really! I didn't get the memo!

        2. TMMason profile image67
          TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That's what I have been told... quite a plan indeed.

          You should hear the leftist's idea of history, if you think thier dreams for the future are something. Yes a wonderful world of delusion and confabullation.

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image74
      Evan G Rogersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure that everyone already knows the answer:

      The federal government provides the ever-needed service of demanding money from you at the threat of jail or murder.

      Without this quintessential service, life would be horrible.

    4. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Without thinking too hard they inspect food to make sure it is safe, track epidemics and acquire supplies of vaccine, investigate terrorist threats and all federal crimes like child traffisking, run elections to keep the country a democracy I am pretty sure there is a lot more.  Do you think making widgets is more important than hunting pedophiles?

  2. mikelong profile image68
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    Mike, if they are the largest pool of the nation's employed then aren't they paying their own salaries, to a large part?

    In California our largest employers are the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the State of California..

    Our job base was shipped out or outsourced through technological developments.....In Los Angeles we live in a fragmented social/political/economic landscape created by the hybridization of government and business interests...business has left leaving government to take care of the population they both created....

    They are paying their own salaries through their own taxable incomes...

    1. Misha profile image71
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mike, you probably have some serious problem with the maths, sorry. A part cannot be bigger than the whole, they have to pay for food and shelter, too...

  3. Doug Hughes profile image58
    Doug Hughesposted 8 years ago

    "FBI agents must typically hold a bachelor's degree in information technology, accounting, electrical engineering, or computer science."

    Of course we could lower the standards and hire HS dropouts in the FBI for MUCH less....

    You get what you pay for. If you don't want to pay your share of taxes, go to Somalia. They have no government, no taxes and piracy is the major industry. But watch your back. Everyone is a predator or target or both.

    1. leeberttea profile image51
      leebertteaposted 8 years ago

      All government is a burden, no matter the philosophy, no matter the party.The purpose of government is control, through force, over resources. Government is a consumer, of wealth, of labor, and of freedom. The only real benefit is order and security, though both can be achieved without government. In the USA the reason for the existence of government is to maintain freedom. How much is that worth to you?
      It's hard to put a price on it, but clearly the government is doing much, much more than was intended and it's costing us much, much more than it should.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Seriously?

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I read a post amazingly similar to this one several months ago...

        What the heck was that guy's name?

        Les d fence something or other?

    2. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years ago

      I don't know about the rest of the Federal work force but I can tell you this.  Being in law enforcement for the past 25 years, we are never going to get rich.  That's not why we do the job.  We believe in something and dedicate our lives to it.  The pay sucks.  The hours suck.  The working conditions suck.  The clientele sucks.  We do have one benefit most workers don't.  If we're killed on the job our employer covers our burial expenses.

    3. TinaMarieTad profile image77
      TinaMarieTadposted 8 years ago

      What I find alarming about the recent large increases in the Government workforce, is that with more Americans being employed by the Government, there is government interest in each person and each person has a stake in keeping their job, which in my opinion brings in to play, the Government's hand of persuation, and it also brings into play more dependancy for many American's on the Government. Eventually, it also increases the future of entitlements and these types of programs are already failing..I sense socialism, and large Government, and intrusion, coersion, and loss of freedoms..

    4. ediggity profile image59
      ediggityposted 8 years ago

      It's a big ponzie scheme, only the X/Y generation already know the Baby Boomers will bankrupt social security, and don't have a choice to bail out.

    5. Arthur Fontes profile image80
      Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

      Remember the snowstorm in DC this year.  All non essential government employees were not required to come to work.

      If they are "non essential" maybe they never have to come to work.  I mean what is the point of paying employees who are by definition Non Essential?

    6. mikelong profile image68
      mikelongposted 8 years ago

      Who said a part made the whole?

      However, if you look at the labor pool of California, I think you will find that it is government workers, directly and indirectly, that pay the taxes that pay salaries...

      Beyond looking at city, county, state, and federal workers in civilian roles, let us also remember the men and women in the military who, without their bases and steady income, towns across this nation would disappear, and cities and regions would be severely impacted....without those forces many businesses, whether providing physicists or garment tailorrs...selling shoes or rifle rounds/military equipment, would be out of work..

      Without that 500 billion dollar defense budget....how many private industries would be around? 

      No Misha, I think my math is good...

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Won't argue with you Mike, cause it's obviously fruitless. smile

    7. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 8 years ago

      The Federal Government is a Service Provider of Daily BS.

     
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