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Jobs: The Private Sector's (Misplaced) Anger At Public Employees

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein:  "[There's] a perception that people in the "real" economy have suffered greatly, while public workers have been cosseted by their union contracts, their lobbying might and stimulus dollars. And there's some truth to that. The public sector basically sat out the first year of the recession." 

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum: "If the economy tanks, that doesn't mean there are fewer fires, less crime, or a smaller number of kids in school...the demand for their services is just as high as it was before the recession."

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Except that there were "a smaller number of kids in school," and we hired more teachers anyway. Nice try.

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