Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Expanding Government

Every day I read about the ever rising unemployment rate in our country yet the Montana Watchdog reports that in Montana Local, State and the Federal governments have added over 5,100 people to our workforce since 2007. Montana now ranks 11th in the nation for the most government employees with 91,000. Does this sound like a reasonable number considering we have around 900,000 residents?

Our population has stayed basically the same yet we continue to employ more and more people to "govern" us.  No wonder we are going bust


  1. Let's see: 91,000 workers for 900,000 people comes out to a gov't worker for every 10 persons?

  2. I am jealous

    How do you get one of those government jobs?

  3. Sounds like a pretty high number to me.