As with any firm or business organization, salaries and benefits are the bulk of expenditures. In 2006, the number of employees in the federal executive workforce numbered 1.88 million. Today that total is over 2.1 million. Combine this fact with a USA Today report in 2009 that found the average civil servant makes $123,000 in wages and benefits. There is a quick and direct way to savings. I will work to cut the federal workforce. My focus will be job growth in Minnesota not in Washington DC.