I just finished reading an article titled The Hardest Workers in the World in which the argument is made that Americans collectively generate more per-capita than any people in the world. Coincidentally, I got an oldie-but-goodie in my Inbox that made me want to put these two tidbits together:
SO JUST WHO IS DOING THE WORK?
The population of the USA is 300 million.
160 million are retired.
That leaves 140 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school.
Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Leaving 15 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with killing Osama Bin-Laden.
Which leaves 12.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state and city governments.
And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given time there are 188, 000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You. And me.
And there you are, sitting on your ass, at your computer, reading jokes.
Nice. Real nice...