If politicians are gonna scream about how everyone’s gonna lose jobs if the budget is cut, they might want to quit hiring. Instead, thousands more employees are being added to government payrolls around the country.

The sequester is apparently no problem for a federal government being run by people who seem to think solving unemployment means hiring everyone to do jobs. The Examiner pointed out the contradiction:

Administration officials warn sequestration would mean furloughing border patrol agents, air traffic controllers, food inspectors and other critical employees to deal with what they bill as drastic spending cuts.

But a quick search on turns up a raft of open government positions ranging from cooks to mechanics to statisticians.

According to a Politico/GWU/Battleground poll taken in December, 76% of Americans surveyed favored across-the-board spending cuts. Meanwhile, the government was responsible for 73% of new jobs created between June and December.

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