When Efficiency In Government Does Not Pay

These figures are arbitrary; they would have to be researched for accuracy.

In the name of efficiency we only hire enough clerks at $10 per hour do their job constantly all day long. That is, they never wait for a customer; the customers wait for them in a long line.

In this line we have a range of income levels.  1 $6, 3 $10, 2 $25, 1 $50, 1 $100. That is a total of 8 people worth a total of $211 per hour.  You can play with the numbers but the multiplier effect of so many people versus 1 clerk is too strong to have any change in the mix affect the nature of the outcome:

While the government administration is saving money and taxes are lower, the people as a whole are losing much more money than the taxes they save.