“Already, the government’s proposals for deep spending cuts have stoked strong resentments in a country where one out of three people is employed in the civil service that, until now, has guaranteed jobs for life.”
How about the US you wonder? According to this (sorry, I won’t spend 2h of my weekend on the BLS website confirming the data) in 2007 about 8% of the workforce was employed by the government.
I am sure The One will take this number higher, but still I think it would take some decades to reach close to 30%. I wonder what is the number for Bananaland. Looking at the bloggers I would guess around 50%? And they are damn proud of it! 🙂