Agreed about too many Gov. workers, don't know where the #s come from if they are all Fed. or not & if armed forces are included, I believe it was Reagan(could be wrong) that started including them in the employment #s, whoever it was it made the #s jump way up but naturally didn't change anything. I do think I heard where they were made to contribute more toward their pension fund, soon the Gov. will be the only one left with a pension. Mine was always a % of my wages as well as my Med. Ins. which I now pay on retirement, little things they sneak in the contract. The reason the post office is doing so poorly is because Congress has them building the pension fund up for so many years in advance but I'm sure theirs is financed.