Why Arizona's economy a mess
Government leads as employer
How much can taxpayers bear?
The Phoenix Business Journal released its top employer list today. Again, the state was at the top of the list. The City of Phoenix #4 and Arizona State University, again taxpayer supported like the State and City of Phoenix, #8.
The number 2 employer is Wal-mart. How are those part-time employees making about $8.50 per hour supporting all these taxpayer-supported government jobs averaging about $16 to $20 per hour?
This doesn't include the nation's second largest community college district; Maricopa County, the fourth largest county in the nation (#6 on the list); more than 200 school districts statewide, on and on. Who's paying taxes to support all these tax-fed employees? Yet if you would make a statement online like government is bloated, you'll be bashed in seconds.