Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Party of Government

Not for the first time, but we now have more people working in government than in manufacturing and construction.

That can't be a good thing.


Blogger David Diano said...

Notice how manufacturing and construction has dropped during Bush years? That's why Obama is going to be investing in rebuilding our infrastructure and green jobs that can't be exported.

January 20, 2009 at 9:52 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

So you're saying that Obama is committed to having more people working in those sectors than in government jobs?

We'll see.

January 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

He is after all the leader of "the party of government."

January 20, 2009 at 10:09 AM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...


One of the primary reasons for the outsourcing of jobs in our economy is that government regulation and other labor costs are so burdensome that it is cheaper to manufacture overseas. Also, green jobs aren't going to solve any economic crisis, entrepenuers will.

Question: With oil hoverning at about $35.00 per barrel, do you want to see the cost sky rocket again so that government will feel the impetus to "invest" our tax dollars in green and untested alternative fuels? Or, on the other hand, can we start to expand our manufacturing base and use inexpensive oil to fuel our economy?

C. Scott Shields, Esquire

January 20, 2009 at 10:26 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

Yes, by end of Obama's eight years, there will be more people working in those sectors than government.
No, the Republicans are actually the party of BIG government, while the Democrats are the party of RESPONSIBLE government.
An easy mistake to make when you are so woefully ignorant.

January 20, 2009 at 10:33 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

yeah, construction was at an all time high mid-decade too. Interesting, right diano?

gil, government will only get bigger, of course.

January 20, 2009 at 10:39 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Diano = RAH RAH SHISH BOOM BAAH - Remember, as's as partisan as they come. He humored us once when he swore his independence once - too bad his embarassment forced him to delete that post...

January 20, 2009 at 12:38 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

Learn to read a graph!! The manufacturing peak is at 2000, before Bush took office.

January 20, 2009 at 1:36 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Join my indistry and see how we were in peak pace just under a year ago.

January 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

Oh, so it's all about YOU and YOUR industry?
Clue #1: The discussion is about the article and graph that Spencer chose (which he probably didn't realize is great at making the point of how bad Bush and the GOP did with increasing government, making it even less effective and destroying jobs). Heckava job!!
Clue #2: If you were in the repo business, you'd be enjoying peak times.
Clue #3: Learn to read a graph and maybe you can get a better job.

January 20, 2009 at 2:39 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I'm in development - we were highly busy right up to the fall. What else can I tell you? I guess it means I'm part of the building industry, so technically, yes, it is my industry, unlike the excel graphs you're busy with.

learn to read a graph? I don't need to learn what I recently lived through, my friend, so I'll repeat for your narrow mind - my indistry was in very high volume in terms of building just up to the beginnings of the fall before the meltdowns put a heavy slowdown on things. Please bring up the chart again! and I'll repeat myself a third time.

January 20, 2009 at 3:20 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

Spencer's the one that picked the graph. Complain to him about the choice, while you narrow-mindedly consider only your own industry locally, rather than the decline in the entire country over the last eight years.

January 20, 2009 at 3:59 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Looking at this graph, one would see that manufacturing and construction takes a dive during the Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Bush Jr. administrations. Does quite well during the Clinton years. Look for yourself.

January 20, 2009 at 4:16 PM 

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