The case for bigger government

For about four decades, conventional wisdom has been telling us that government is too big. How much of our federal taxes go to paying civil servants inside the Beltway? Or outside it? And what do these federal employees do? I recently read that there are approximately 2.1 million federal employees. The general schedule of pay shows a top salary of $134,776 – not extravagant by private-sector standard, but still coming to a large chunk of taxes.

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