BUREAUCRACY: Ups & Downs

For the first time since June 1950, the Federal Government's payroll dropped. In September, 11,875 civilian employees were cut from U.S. payrolls. Left at work: 2,495,519. In another direction, Government rolls are still increasing. The New York Times this week reported that 12 million people are now receiving monthly payments (other than salaries) from Government sources. The total is up 500,000 since January.

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