Monday, January 05, 2009

Six hundred thousand new federal employees

I didn't think to watch Barack Obama's video this weekend until I saw a reference to it on Drudge questioning his proposal to add 600,000 federal government employees. What Obama said was he is going to "create" three million jobs, of which "eighty percent will be in the private sector."

Considering that Kentucky is drowning in red ink largely because of excessive public sector labor costs, it seems striking that Obama would think this might work.

I didn't hear anything else worthwhile on this video, did you? Looks like more money for cornflation and infrastructure and electronic medical records. Wow.