Monday, December 22, 2008

Bad news inside the bad news

Kentucky's state government announced November's unemployment estimate reached 7%. The worst part of the news release was not about where jobs are being lost, however. It's about where jobs are being gained.

You have three guesses and the first two don't count:
"The government sector, which includes public education, public administration agencies and state-owned hospitals, gained 500 positions in November 2008. The sector has added 10,000 jobs since November 2007."

This is why Frankfort politicians get so mealy-mouthed when you ask them why they don't just cut government spending.

The time to shrink the government sector is now.