During the past 18 months the private sector has experienced 5%, 10%, and higher percentage job cuts depending upon the region and industry. By and large, public sector, government jobs have remain at least stable. In many cases increased. For instances, the fastest growing zip code in CA is Sacramento. Are taxpayers correct in demanding government officials tighten their staffing belts? Are these levels of government staffing necessary for the country and states to recover and provide valuable services? Give me your opinion.