In the mind of government critic George Will, a decline in the number of public jobs is actually a positive thing for the American economy.
At his usual position on ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the hardline conservative again displayed a lack of remorse to government employees losing their jobs in analyzing the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. The figures released on Friday showed a net gain of 80,000 jobs to slightly lower the unemployment rate to 9%.
“The 80,000 is a net number,” said Will. “The private sector created 104,000 jobs. The public sector happily shrank by 24,000 jobs. Both of that’s good.”
Will represents the conservative belief that less public jobs will lead to more positions opening up in the private sector to spur a full economic recovery. But that dubious ideological belief has been far from the case.
WATCH: Video from ABC News, which was broadcast on November 6, 2011.