The YouTube is from the Reason site
The problems with public sector workers are:
1. They cost too much.
2. We can't fire them.
3. They create a permanent lobby for expanded government and higher taxes.
This article in today's Scotsman talks about possible cuts in government expenditure:
The First Minister will meet Mr Darling in London to call for a further injection of spending for Scotland, arguing a fiscal stimulus to help the recovery is needed.A possible cut mentioned in the print version is:
But it comes after Crawford Beveridge, the man leading the SNP government's review of his budget, said that privatising Scottish Water should be considered as a way of reducing the Scottish Government's costs. It currently pays £150 million a year for the utility.
Mr Beveridge, who also sits on the Scottish Government's panel of economic advisers, went on to suggest that, in the search for savings, the pensioners' free bus pass scheme should be restricted and the NHS should not be exempt from cuts.
If wage rises in the public sector were frozen to inflation-only, ministers would save an approximate £450m over three yearsBut that's not a "cut". It's not giving a rise.
The whole western world seems to be in a downward spiral that's leading to bankruptcy. There'll be a last ditch attempt to avoid bankruptcy by stealing all private savings but the end point is clear.