No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

welcome to last year

I stumbled across this article from last year about the CA governor's race. It offers the rather surprising fact that California has one of the lowest state-employee-per-capita rates in the country. A mere 108 per 10,000, compared to, say, Delaware with 305/10,000.

Maybe this means the 'wasteful spending' is not so much from the government employees, but from all the stuff that has been farmed out to the private sector.

Not to bash the private sector too much, since obviously a lot of that outsourced stuff is bond issue things that voters have demanded without much thought for the cost when the bills come due.
Tags: california, money, politics

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