How come the management at the top mostly seem to survive while the actual producers are the ones that get laid off? (particularly in government)


Mark de LA says
source: ... (WSJ)

The market has notably plunged since Mr. Obama introduced his budget last week, and that should be no surprise. The document was a declaration of hostility toward capitalists across the economy. Health-care stocks have dived on fears of new government mandates and price controls. Private lenders to students have been told they're no longer wanted. Anyone who uses carbon energy has been warned to expect a huge tax increase from cap and trade. And every risk-taker and investor now knows that another tax increase will slam the economy in 2011, unless Mr. Obama lets Speaker Nancy Pelosi impose one even earlier.

Meanwhile, Congress demands more bank lending even as it assails lenders and threatens to let judges rewrite mortgage contracts. The powers in Congress -- unrebuked by Mr. Obama -- are ridiculing and punishing the very capitalists who are essential to a sustainable recovery. The result has been a capital strike, and the return of the fear from last year that we could face a far deeper downturn. This is no way to nurture a wounded economy back to health.

...While BHO would like to ignore the movements of the stock market - they do present a clue as to what business anticipates from his policies.  The Great Depression was punctuated with a stock market crash - money to power business was lost. What will BHO do when all the capitalists flee & more than just BHO appointees don't pay their taxes?

Mark de LA says
There ought to be a law that any legislator or official who can raise your taxes must be current paying their own taxes!
 Brown says he hasn’t filed federal, state taxes in 2 years
Georgia: ... That effort came in response to the discovery late last week that 19 legislators had failed to pay income taxes, some for several years.
... cabinet members & appointees too!
(now whatever happened to the finger emotey!) - oh