Here’s why you are angry or why you should be angry. Government has taken most of the jobs in America. American’s are governed by three political machines: the Democratic and the Republican parties and the actual elected officials. The two parties control most of the 50 million jobs in government.
In 2006 the true size of the federal government was about 11 million: 1.8 million civil servants, 870,000 postal workers, 1.4 million military personnel, 4.4 million contractors, and 2.5 million grantees.

However, this turned out to be a low-water mark. Over the next few years, even before 9/11, the true size of government increased significantly, almost all in the “shadow” sector. By 2005, the federal government employed 14.6 million people: 1.9 million civil servants, 770,000 postal workers, 1.44 million uniformed service personnel, 7.6 million contractors, and 2.9 million grantees. This amounted to a ratio of five and a half “shadow” government employees for every civil servant on the federal payroll. Since 1999, the government had grown by over 4.5 million employees.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 3.8 million full-time and 1.5 million part-time employees on state payrolls. Local governments add a further 11 million full-time and 3.2 million part-time personnel. This means that state and local governments combined employ 19.5 million Americans. Those are 2006 BLS figures.

In January 2016, about 121.41 million people were employed on a full-time basis.

When we add up the true size of the federal workforce — civil servants, postal workers, military personnel, contractors, grantees, and bailed-out businesses — and add in state- and local-government employees — civil servants, teachers, firefighters, and police officers — we reach the astonishing figure of nearly 40 million Americans employed in some way by government. That doesn’t include the millions of contractors and sub-contractors. A conservative estimate would add another 10 million for a total of 50 million means that over 40 percent of the American labor pool — one government worker for every 2.5 private sector workers — owes its living to the taxpayer.
That’s why there are so many angry people supporting two outsiders, Trump and Sanders.

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