With about 2.0 million civilian employees, the Federal Government, excluding the Postal Service, has fewer employees than Walmart.
Fed employment numbers:
Executive branch (1,664,000)
Legislative branch (30,000)
Judicial branch (33,000)
Independent agencies (180,000)
Covert agencies (classified)
What’s wrong with this picture? The executive branch is 5 times larger than the legislative and 5 times larger than the judicial branches. The three constitutional branches were designed to balance each other. How do judicial and legislative branches balance an executive 5 times larger?
Clearly, the center of US governance is the executive ( oligarchy ) branch. The US executive has one elected member, the president. How democratic is this? Oligarchy leadership fails because oligarchy invariably promotes beyond competence.
When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are required. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are required. When crime becomes rampant, more police are required. When democracy falters, more congresspersons are required. America’s lopsided government lacks congresspersons and governance. Step it up, America.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.