U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 07-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Location: East Coast of the United States
17,141 posts, read 19,458,768 times
Reputation: 12878


It's kind of funny how some people talk about job security like it's a bad thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-18-2010, 11:42 AM
7,946 posts, read 7,258,983 times
Reputation: 6300
The stigma associated with working in the government has gone down in recent years because so many now work for government contractors. There's a revolving door between the two as most of the management and senior analysts are former government employees.

Big cuts will eventually have to come in the next 2-5 years. The politicians see the writing on the wall with Europe. You can only keep putting the debt on the federal government's balance sheet to bail out the private sector, Europe, and the states before the crisis hits the center of global economy. The federal government is spending about 600 billion dollars more than two years ago and collecting less in income taxes than it did 10 years ago when the economy was 5 trillion dollars smaller.

Last edited by lchoro; 07-18-2010 at 11:52 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:34 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top