aworldofprogress.com — Get rid of public jobs and your taxes go down, right? The private sector can pick up the services and then we don’t have to pay those high wages and benefits, plus it’s more efficient. Only if you think Halliburton and the other no-bid contractors have saved us money in Iraq and Afghanistan. When you privatize public services, the union workers lose their jobs and are replaced with people making a whole lot less money and often receiving few, if any, benefits. Meanwhile costs for the same services go up. There’s less oversight, which is just what the right wants. Public sector jobs are jobs. If you fire public workers, you have that many more unemployed. The only reason the right is attacking public workers is because they haven’t been able to bust those unions, yet.
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