Who is the World’s Largest Employer?
General Electric, which operates in more than 170 countries?
Ford Motor Co., which operates 90 manufacturing facilities around the world.
Walmart, which operates 11,000 stores in 28 countries.
NO. NO. NO.
It’s the US Government!
With approximately 2.7 million civilian employees, the U.S. government is the largest employer in the country.
Add to that, the US Defense Department, with its headquarters at the vast Pentagon building in Virginia, is keen to boast that it’s one of the world’s largest employers and includes civilian support staff in its numbers.
It’s also important to note that these numbers only include federal personnel. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that with state and local government positions, the total number of government employees in the U.S. jumps to more than 21.8 million.
We could add up GE, Ford, Walmart, and several other multi-billion dollar companies and not even get close to the US Government!
The term “useful idiots” is thought to have been first used by Lenin to describe those who helped his communist revolution, but didn’t completely understand his argument or who deviated in its practice. Today’s liberals and progressives are useful idiots in the sense that they are aiding the adoption of socialism, but don’t suspect that’s the case. Wikipedia defines useful idiots as a term for people who are propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of.
Liberals believe the government must intervene in the free market and heavily regulate capitalism. It’s called the mixed economy. However, there is no middle road between capitalism and socialism. The mixed economy is merely a transition phase from capitalism to socialism. Government intervention as espoused by progressives is a slippery slope; regulation never stops increasing, taxes rise continuously, and government programs grow relentlessly. This is the descent into socialist hell as practiced in Venezuela. Today’s useful idiots never see the utter failure of their liberal social programs or their Keynesian economic policies. They just push for more of the same. They play into the hands of those who hate America and want to destroy it. Liberals are the useful idiots of the far left.