Article on MSN about the states with the best and worst unemployment rate. Lists the number one source of employment. This is where the sickening part is.
Wyoming #1 source of employment is...Government at 23% of employment
Hawaii as well at 19.6%
Virginia at 18%
New Mexico at 23%
Maryland at 18%
Mississippi at 21%
Alaska at 26%
Red state, blue state. East coast, west coast. Northern, Southern. Doesn't matter. The long tentacles of government are everywhere. And it shows on days like yesterday. Presidents Day. One of those holidays where pretty much the only people that don't work are government employees and there is no traffic.
I think old George Washington would be rather upset if he saw the state of the union these days. I don't think this is what he had in mind. I don't think his vision was for a country dependent upon the federal government to run the people's lives on a daily basis. I doubt he had "FREE" health care in mind on those cold nights at Valley Forge. But why quibble with Washington, a new messiah is about to lead us to the promised land where the streets will be paved with gold and milk and hope/change spring eternal.
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