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    Default Excessive Government Spending - Obama needs to be voted out!!!

    Out of the Top 10 employers in OKC , 8 are ran off government spending.

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    Wow, the vast majority of those jobs are run off government spending - federal governement jobs, organizations that collect student loan debt backed by the government (which now exceeds credit card debt) or medical industry (which in most cases is medicade/medicare or feeding off these current government workers BCBS accounts or retirees CSRS accounts) spending....maybe Oklahoma should keep on voting republican until this house of cards collapses.

    So by the numbers posted here, the top 10 employers in OKC, 8 of them are ran off government spending which represents 106865 jobs and in the top ten only 2 companies which represent 7400 are ran in the private sector. Maybe we should keep on screaming at the top of our lungs that we need a smaller government.
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    Thought I'd start a new thread on this subject as a way of consolidating general information about the biggest employers in Central Oklahoma and the various trends around them.

    The first chart is from the Chamber of Commerce but as I mentioned in the Chesapeake Business Practices thread, CHK is now reporting 5,000 OKC-based employees and added almost 1,000 just in 2011.

    The second chart is for the GOLT program to provide incentives for companies to relocate to OKC or to expand their hiring. See the most recent detailed report here.

    BTW, Cameron International is a manufacturing company, not anything to do with American Fidelity. And click the name for more information on UE Manufacturing.








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    Default Re: Excessive Government Spending

    Where is everyone screaming about how we need to get rid of Obama and how the government is too big??? Obama has destroyed this country, especially Oklahoma...right?

    We need to start a group called the 90 Percenters (since 9 of 10 jobs in okc are government jobs) and start protesting. We are the 90 percent of OKCers that benefit from excessive government spending and it has to end!

    I'm tired of this muslim, socialist, bigot, illegal immigrant, taking from the value creators and giving to government employee parasites!

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    Default Re: Excessive Government Spending - Obama needs to be voted out!!!

    Amen brother. 1/3rd of everyone's family works at Tinker

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    Amen brother. 1/3rd of everyone's family works at Tinker
    Why leftists are generally disbelieved:

    27,000 work at Tinker.
    So, the OKC metro area has 81,000 inhabitants.
    Instead of the 1,300,000 you have been led to believe by the racist right-wing cabal.

    "It's all done with mirrors"

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    Plenty of private sector jobs fled to China and else where. Would you like government jobs to do the same as a means of getting rid of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheetkeecker View Post
    Why leftists are generally disbelieved:

    27,000 work at Tinker.
    So, the OKC metro area has 81,000 inhabitants.
    Instead of the 1,300,000 you have been led to believe by the racist right-wing cabal.

    "It's all done with mirrors"
    Brilliant comeback. Nothing lost in that translation.

    FWIW: the tinker number is only the direct tinker employees--military and civilian workers who are employed by the miltary. It doesn't count the number of contractors on base (that's about 300 from Boeing alone) or those who are directly affiliated with contractors working on contracts at tinker. This would account for the rest of boeing because Boeing doesn't manufacter anything in Oklahoma any longer. Add Lockhead, L3, Arinc, TRW, Lear, Northrup, Goodrich, UTI, SCIC, Wackenhut, Flight Safety, Sodexo, DRG, GE, and about a thousand mom and pop contractors and the number is probably double. IIRC, the Governor's various aerospace initiative's press put the number at 50K.

    But, the military doesn't count when you are critisizing the cost or size of government. There's no relationship at all between the giant military machine we maintain and the overall size of government. None at all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond_Outsider View Post
    Brilliant comeback. Nothing lost in that translation.

    FWIW: the tinker number is only the direct tinker employees--military and civilian workers who are employed by the miltary. It doesn't count the number of contractors on base (that's about 300 from Boeing alone) or those who are directly affiliated with contractors working on contracts at tinker. This would account for the rest of boeing because Boeing doesn't manufacter anything in Oklahoma any longer. Add Lockhead, L3, Arinc, TRW, Lear, Northrup, Goodrich, UTI, SCIC, Wackenhut, Flight Safety, Sodexo, DRG, GE, and about a thousand mom and pop contractors and the number is probably double. IIRC, the Governor's various aerospace initiative's press put the number at 50K.

    But, the military doesn't count when you are critisizing the cost or size of government. There's no relationship at all between the giant military machine we maintain and the overall size of government. None at all....
    So, I guess you were right all along, no?

    Another reason the left is seldom believed.

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    Another brilliant comeback! Touche little cabage!

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