The President announced Monday layoffs of at least half a million government workers by early next year and laid out plans to help them find new jobs in private employment.
The President further suggested that as many as one in five government employees may be redundant. As has been pointed out, the speed and scope of the coming cutbacks were astounding.
Oh, and did I mention that the President in question is a tad more conservative than Barack Obama? It's Raul Castro, President of Cuba!
Yes. The People's Paradise of the Western Hemisphere has discovered that it cannot any longer afford to pay hundreds of thousands of people to do nothing at government expense.
I heard long ago a statement that has stuck with me, first in the context of third world countries and more recently of our own:
Government employment is hidden unemployment.
Looks like Michael Moore's home away from home is going to undergo some drastic reforms. Maybe they could teach Washington a thing or two?
Cross posted at Proof Positive