How government jobs and public goods provide high-octane fuel for a struggling private economy

Commentary | June 8, 2011 | By John Burbank | Sky Valley Chronicle

Reduced public budgets = reduced public services = reduced public sector jobs = reduced income for those unemployed workers = reduced local purchases = fewer jobs in the private sector. The current fad among politicians is to demonize government, especially the federal government. In truth, the federal government is the backstop to the entire economy.

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