Big Profits From California’s Public Spending

State and local government employees in the United States will collect more than $1 trillion in compensation and benefits this year, more than any other recipient of state and local spending. Pharmaceutical, healthcare and defense corporations garner a similar magnitude from federal spending. Union and corporate managements work hard to keep that money coming, mostly by spending money on elections and lobbying. In California, government employee unions spend more than anyone else. They get results.