But, don't worry:
Ministers said the rise reflected a strong economy...This isn't reassuring:
Although the private sector employs about three times as many people, public sector employment is growing at nearly twice the rate.Perhaps this may be a somewhat naive question, but haven't these people ever heard of Frederic Bastiat?
No, thought not.
May I recommend this quotation from the great man:
... you will oblige me to call out, "Stop there! Your theory is confined to that which is seen; it takes no account of that which is not seen."The problem isn't just the huge cost of this growing army of tax-consumers (that which is seen), but the opportunity cost of what the 9,000 could have produced in the real economy (that which is not seen).