(Enter Stage Right) -- Vast armies of people whose jobs are protected from market forces are a principal strength of Leftism. States run by Leftists have teachers unions and other public employee unions draining the public treasury for pension plans and compensation packages which are "negotiated" by politicians who owe their office to public employee union support.
In public schools and in academia students are brainwashed with Leftist cant by teachers and professors who have a very real financial interest in these young voters actually believing myths like "We need to spend more on education," which means, of course, more money to teachers and professors.
Every state government and large city government is infested with merit system employees whose compensation depends upon the political pressure they can exert during the budget process and whose job security rests upon a perpetuation of a "Merit System" which effectively makes it impossible to fire lazy, incompetent and dishonest government employees.
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