Oops, you live in Canada according to your profile. Google says there are a little over 250k government employees in Canada. You guys have a much higher tax rate and way fewer government employees. (1/6th as many per 1million citizens) Huh? I wonder why.
Yes Sarra, I am Canadian and living in Canada. Our problem (which in some ways is far worse) is that many of our Government workers make salaries vastly out of proportion with the private sector. For instance, some civil servants even have two or more pension plans for a single job, plus the Canada Pension Plan, plus old age security. I strongly disagree with you Sarra that government creates jobs. For each job the Government "creates", jobs are destroyed/taken away from the private sector. Furthermore, only the private sector creates wealth and production, whereas the government creates (takes) its money through taxation and the printing of money (currency devaluation). As the owner of a small independent record label/company that receives no support from government, this is my perspective.