Does the average citizen realize the number of employees working for the government at the Federal and State level, do they oppose each o…

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My answer to Does the average citizen realize the number of employees working for the government at the Federal and…

Answer by Ken Larson:

No, I do not believe the average citizen realizes the number of employees in government, particularly at the federal level. The Pentagon alone has over 700,000 and it is only one of over 100 federal agencies.

The average citizen may have a better feel for the state level number of employees but probably not from the total count perspective.

Both state and federal are rigid bureaucracies. Not really opposing each other, they have structured “Rice Bowl” missions (both real and perceived) and they protect them diligently. Mixing the rice is a no no .

Does the average citizen realize the number of employees working for the government at the Federal and State level, do they oppose each o…

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2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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