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Public Employees by the Number (Townhall.com) July 22, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

Seemingly out of nowhere came the unbelievable expenses of public employee 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 pensions. But there are some other numbers we should focus on, especially how many employees it takes to serve the public.

In San Jose, California, just to the south of me, there are 6,000 city employees—or one for every 158 residents.  But a smaller city just to the north, San Franciscohas five times more city employees—or one for every 27 residents.  The mayor of Detroit says he can’t drastically reduce his work force, but he has 1 employee per 55 city residents.

How about your city? Perhaps Mayors Dave Bing of Detroit or Ed Lee of San Francisco need to send delegations to Indianapolis, Forth Worth, Charlotte or any number of cities that have learned to operate leaner in these difficult times.

To listen to the audio link:  http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/793c21e6-1383-4200-9a50-487aba0377b6.mp3

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