I'm actually starting to get offended by the rhetoric about how we need private-sector, not public-sector, jobs from whatever stimulus plan we hatch.It's like an Onion parody or something Iowahawk might write, but Amy is apparently sincere. Obviously, she should get a job with the Department of Unicorns and Rainbows.
First of all, jobs are jobs and we need them, so let's get them all "stimulated" and into action. But secondly, can I just say that the only people I know who are secure in their jobs are people with government jobs? My friends, family, and students working for private companies or for themselves are getting hosed. Those of us working for the county, state, and country are relatively secure.
So why would private sector jobs be, in these uncertain times, preferable to public sector ones?
(Tip from Donald Douglas.)