I’m not saying that government employees don’t work hard—some do and some don’t; that’s a topic for another blog another time. What I am saying is that when the government increases its employee base by 10 or 10,000 nothing is produced. Work may be done but no products are produced, no profits are generated, no innovations are created, no wealth is increased. These are activities not jobs. Only jobs in the private sector do what jobs are meant to and that is increase the overall GDP and thus the overall economic well being of the population. That is why Keynesian economics doesn’t work and that is why I am so adamantly opposed to large government—as were the founding fathers!