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Why is it Always People That get Government Jobs?

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 11:56 PM
This is not a thread to question why it seems that minorities get all the government jobs because the simple fact of the matter is that there is no greater minority than the individual, so in that regard, as long as people are getting government jobs, it will always be some minority getting that job.

The big question is why do people covet government jobs so much, particularly Americans? Now, you may be wondering why the hell has JPZ chosen General Conspiracies to make a rant about government jobs? Of course, if you're not reading this thread, then in all likelihood you're not wondering a damn thing about JPZ and his endless rants, and I suppose it is possible that those who do bother to read this particular rant aren't wondering anything other than why the hell does JPZ use so many damn words to make his point? However, it appears that the coveting of government jobs has risen as recessionary times make job seekers worried about the stability of jobs:

AN INCREASING number of private sector workers are targeting jobs in the public sector, according to new research. Recruitment company Hays Public Services found that 63% of public sector employers it surveyed had noticed an upturn in applications from people viewing the public sector as offering more secure employment during the recession.

Of course, this survey was taken in 2009, and as budget crises both state and federal continue to plague government, it is likely that regardless of how many people are seeking government jobs, there will be fewer and fewer of them for that poor minority we know as the individual.

More recently, however, The Wall Street Journal published an article that began:

Amid calls for shrinking government, lawmakers across the country are vowing to cut regulations that crimp economic growth. President Barack Obama recently said it's time to root out laws that "are just plain dumb."

And followed that brief paragraph with this brief paragraph:

Tell that to the cat groomers, tattoo artists, tree trimmers and about a dozen other specialists across the country who are clamoring for more rules governing small businesses.

And followed that with:

They're asking to become state-licensed professionals, which would mean anyone wanting to be, say, a music therapist or a locksmith, would have to pay fees, apply for a license and in some cases, take classes and pass exams. The hope is that regulation will boost the prestige of their professions, provide oversight and protect consumers from shoddy work.

What the hell? Small independent business people who do what they do are clamoring to the state with their hat in hand asking the state to give them permission to do what they were all ready doing by right? Dear God, those meds being prescribed at an alarming rate must be really kicking in! Since when has licensing schemes protected consumers from shoddy work? If licensing doctors means safer patients then why do terms such as iotrogenicide exist?

Iatrogeny as defined by Mosbys Medical Dictionary 5th Ed. 1998 states: IATROGENIC [Gk., iatros, physician, genein, to produce], caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures. An iatrogenic disorder is a condition caused by medical personnel or procedures or through exposure to the environment of a health care facility, including fears instilled in patients by remarks or questions of examining physicians. See also: 'nosocomial', (iatrogenesis, iatrogeny, n.)

Are we supposed to believe that cat groomers, tattoo artists, and music therapists are clamoring to the state for more regulation because they want the state to protect their customers from them? No! Of course not!! This demand for even more licensing schemes is all a part of the new elitism where competition is limited by creating a bureaucratic system of fees, licenses, and classes that lead to "bona fide" credentials. But hey, what the hell, right? Creating administrative agencies such as the Regulatory Department of Cat Grooming, (RDCG), and the Tattoo Protection Agency, (TPA), will mean more bureaucratic jobs, and you know what that means? Job security baby!

Here's the deal, and why I am posting in General Conspiracies, and it has something to do with the slow and painful death of The American Dream. The American Dream was never about getting a good government job. The Pilgrims didn't board the Mayflower because they heard that there were some really good government jobs with great benefits and basically ironclad job security in the New World. The expansion out West didn't happen because American's had heard that there were some great government jobs out West. The American Dream used to be about being ones own boss, about being the King, or Queen of ones own castle. Admittedly - and as anyone who has ever had to deal with a government bureaucrat can attest to - it has oddly reached a point with government employees that they have become convinced that the American people exist to serve them, and not the other way around, but is this why so many people seem to covet government jobs? Do people want their shot at spitting on the American public and getting paid pretty damn well to do so, with great benefits, and ironclad job security? Is this who We the People have become?

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Where the hell is my damn job? Has this become the new American credo? I just want an easy job that pays well where I can't get fired and just go home at the end of the day and enjoy my not so hard earned pay? When I grow up I want to be a bureaucrat? Really? Is this who we've become?

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:02 AM
A well run bureaucracy is a grand thing.

Too bad that isn't what you have in most places.

Serving the people of your city, province, state and country isn't a bad thing. Nor is it simple.

Actually I would say that serving it in places where the bureaucracy is horribly broken is probably soul-crushing.

Why do people covet it? Gold plated pension. Consistency. Bargaining power. Benefits. Slow machinations.

I don't hate public administration. I hate public administration done badly.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:04 AM
The Real American Dream was the one envisioned by the Founding Fathers and that was long dead

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:11 AM

Originally posted by Aeons

I don't hate public administration. I hate public administration done badly.

That could have been said by Yogi Berra. LOL.

When we find one done well, then we will have something to model. Until then, it is run by monkeys humping doorknobs, each trying to "get theirs" before the door opens.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:34 AM
Dude the people get the jobs cause the monkeys are to smart to work for a living.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 12:38 AM
Perhaps because the animals don't qualify or won't work for less than equal pay!

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 01:29 AM
Great thread it's always is perplexing when people say they want a small government yet more and more are joining and supporting the bureaucratic ranks.

posted on Feb, 17 2011 @ 02:06 AM
Government jobs are for people who are too stupid, lazy and incompetent to work in the private sector...

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