Government jobs in Ohio total more than 700,000: Sunday's Numbers

Mar 13, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Cleveland.com

These numbers for June are jobs reported by government employers, not the number of employees.

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charlie sheen

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 13, 2011
if not for govt.jobs this country be in a mess
Jim

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 13, 2011
Over half of the local #'s are due to duplicated townships and cites and villages that even don't deserve that designations.
No justice

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Mar 13, 2011
If the numbers are correct, thats 700,000 government workers,

Plus potentially:(potentially now you argumentative types)

700,000 spouses of government workers
1,400,000 parents of gov workers
(insert number here) siblings of voting age of government workers
(insert number here) friends/neighbors of government workers
and anyone else I haven't thought of

That sounds like ALOT of voters.
Ohio Lawyer

Circleville, OH

#4 Mar 13, 2011
Not enough, I want to be a government worker too but I have a record (not vinyl either).
UnionSpeak

Grove City, OH

#5 Mar 13, 2011
No justice wrote:
If the numbers are correct, thats 700,000 government workers,
Plus potentially:(potentially now you argumentative types)
700,000 spouses of government workers
1,400,000 parents of gov workers
(insert number here) siblings of voting age of government workers
(insert number here) friends/neighbors of government workers
and anyone else I haven't thought of
That sounds like ALOT of voters.
Beyond those 700+ potential voters - providing you all vote - you do truly expect your relatives and friends to vote in your favor, no matter how they feel about it personally, don't you?

You really do think you're 'all that', don't you?

I have two sisters-in-laws who believe they know how I feel, but only I get to go to the ballot box with me. We'll be happy to explain it to you in a November referendum.
Angry Taxpayer

Marion, OH

#6 Mar 13, 2011
What a joke... we have gotten away from what government should do for us and expect it to be the answer for everything. Local govenments need to consolidate, even counties, especially rural ones who have lost so much population.

Like the big spender who finds a huge loss of income, time to focus on the basics. Communities need to decide their priorities, fund it, and eliminate all the extra things that have a few special intrests.

Time to re-examine the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code and cut about half of it out. Lessen the regulatory burden on those of us with the ability to create jobs. Our local leaders, legislators and governor should be standing up to federal bureaucrats about unfunded mandates instead of adding to the unfunded mandates that is driving companies out of Ohio and this country.
No justice

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Mar 13, 2011
UnionSpeak wrote:
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Beyond those 700+ potential voters - providing you all vote - you do truly expect your relatives and friends to vote in your favor, no matter how they feel about it personally, don't you?
You really do think you're 'all that', don't you?
I have two sisters-in-laws who believe they know how I feel, but only I get to go to the ballot box with me. We'll be happy to explain it to you in a November referendum.
Not sure what i said refers to me being "all that".

I believe I commented on the number of potential voters that could be speaking out in the next elections.

Now you sound like a typical chick. You think you read my post, but you are talking about two fat sisters and a grudge against a family that forgot you. I have two families, that will help me in any way they can, Union brothers and sisters, and my family at home. Sounds like your two sisters need to step up the love for you and vote eh? Maybe then the chip on your shoulder will move on to then next agenda.
Guy Average

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Mar 13, 2011
The government, and government employees, exist to serve the citizens.

The citizens do not exist to serve the government and its employees.

Of course these government employees do not want to leave their government jobs because if they do that and enter the private sector then they would have to be productive in order to keep their jobs, unlike their government jobs that only require that they show up (at least when they're not being paid to protest).
UnionSpeak

Grove City, OH

#9 Mar 14, 2011
No justice wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure what i said refers to me being "all that".
I believe I commented on the number of potential voters that could be speaking out in the next elections.
Now you sound like a typical chick. You think you read my post, but you are talking about two fat sisters and a grudge against a family that forgot you. I have two families, that will help me in any way they can, Union brothers and sisters, and my family at home. Sounds like your two sisters need to step up the love for you and vote eh? Maybe then the chip on your shoulder will move on to then next agenda.
Let me spell it out for you, slowly...

My two family members who work for the state believe they have my support. However, if it comes down to a referendum, I will be voting in FAVOR of HB 5, not them. so while you may like to believe that you have the support of every voter in Ohio for one reason or another, the truth is people very close to you are going to be voting in support of it, because they don't really care about your job.

What will this do for me personally? It will free up about an hour a day of telephone talk with these two girls...who are work...with nothing to do...so they call relatives and bother them...except we HAVE TO ACTUALLY WORK. Go Away!!!
Third Party

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 15, 2011
Guy Average wrote:
The government, and government employees, exist to serve the citizens.
The citizens do not exist to serve the government and its employees.
Of course these government employees do not want to leave their government jobs because if they do that and enter the private sector then they would have to be productive in order to keep their jobs, unlike their government jobs that only require that they show up (at least when they're not being paid to protest).
We work, or you could not.No one starts work as a gov't employee, we all start out in the private sector. I made more money in the private sector and enjoyed several take overs and increases in medical insurance with reductions in pay. So I opted for lower pay with decent medical and retirement for stability. The 20 years I paid into SS are for you, because I can't use it. You are welcome.

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