Then there’s California, rich in everything from oil and food to international trade and technology, but still skimming along the bottom of the national economy. The state’s unemployment rate is now worse than Michigan’s and ahead only of neighboring Nevada. Among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan regions, four of the six with the highest unemployment numbers are located in the Golden State: Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. In a recent Forbes survey, California was home to six of the ten regions where the economy is poised to get worse.
Sure, the president promised we could keep our insurance if we liked it. But why would you want to be mixed up with pitiless corporations that focus on profits, anyway? Obamacare courageously forces states to implement concocted “exchanges” so that someone much smarter than you can pick participants, regulate prices and keep an eye on things. Sounds like a vigorous marketplace. It’s only a wonder that more Americans aren’t clamoring for government-run supermarkets, smartphones and dating exchanges, as well.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of Americans also believe that government workers have more job security than those employed in the private sector, a number that’s been trending down from 77% in surveys since April 2010. Fifteen percent (15%) say government workers have less job security, and 14% say the level of job security is about the same….
Fifty percent (50%) of government workers agree with 71% of those employed by a private company that the latter work harder. But while 57% of those who work in the private sector think government employees earn more than they do, government workers are narrowly divided on the question.