The ratio of one public sector job to six private is California's biggest problem ("Public Sector's Job Insecurity," July 11).
Add to that higher wages and the more generous benefits/pension packages and you've created not a "huge economic engine" but a tremendous drain on the resources of this state.
The fatter government becomes, the leaner by necessity the private sector must become in order to support it.
This is not a sustainable system.
If government jobs were the key to a vibrant economy, then the former Soviet Union would still be around and an economic powerhouse. After all, everyone did have a job, didn't they?