11 comments on “Your money goes further in Nevada

  1. Steve says:

    Interesting, specially when compared to a “red state/blue state” map.

  2. nyp says:

    Government jobs as % of total U.S. jobs, under…

    Reagan: 16.6%
    Clinton: 15.7%
    W Bush: 16.7%
    Obama: 15.4%

  3. Does that include state and local?

  4. nyp says:

    Don’t know

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would think that the higher percentages noted during the Reagan and W administrations may have something to do with the number of military personnel and supporting staffs, Reagan expanded the military to finish off the cold war and for W with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, total number of military and support staff increased as well. For Clinton the military became somewhat smaller but the private sector boomed, which helped balance the budget.

    For Obama the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan lowered the amount of military personnel and supporting staff. Would be interesting to know if total fed headcount has grown or become smaller under Obama.

  6. bc says:

    did not mean to be anonymous above

  7. nyp says:

    nope. those are non-military numbers.

  8. Steve says:

    My brother is a civilian employee with the DOD. But he is also a member of the National Guard and still does his trainings.
    Those numbers are easily skewed by this as he tells me military members working as employees is the norm rather than the exception.

  9. Rincon says:

    The, “Gee, maybe the numbers could be skewed” argument has the advantages of not being disprovable and being applicable to almost any situation. The disadvantage is that practically no one will buy it.

    BTW, the unemployment rate is now 4.9%, but, of course, it doesn’t include those poor souls who feel that it’s just impossible to find a job when 4.9% of the population is also looking for work, so they just gave up. Conservatives are so compassionate. I suppose the unemployment rate will only be impressive if it goes negative or if a Republican administration comes along. And the fact that this is now the fourth longest economic recovery since 1850, and still going strong also fails to impress because it happened entirely under a Democratic administration. Quick to complain, slow to praise, unless it’s Republicans.

  10. Steve says:

    I didn’t say “gee, maybe……..” yada yada yada……
    Is said my brother has first hand knowledge of reality. And it comes with 30 years of full time service including in southeast Asia just 4 years ago.

    Of course good economic news is welcome….it should have been four years ago, but better late than never. Right, Rincon?

    But you will continue to lump all conservative minded people into one group, even though you don’t like to be politically correct, ………smh

  11. Rincon says:

    So one government worker with 30 years of service is an expert on unemployment. You’re not going to try and sell me a bridge, are you?

    The reason I’m willing to lump people into categories is precisely because I’m not politically correct. Are you?

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