We’ve become a nation of takers, not makers

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April 3, 2011
Wall Street Journal
by Stephen Moore  
Posted in Commentary

"More Americans work for the government than in manufacturing, farming, fishing, forestry, mining and utilities combined .... Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government." (04/01/11)


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