Check out this segment from CBS News. Obama is questioned by a woman who just lost her government job--in the zoo. Obama, after hearing where she works, says:
1:25: "Workers like you--for the federal, state, and local government--are so important for our vital services. And it frustrates me sometimes when people talk about "government jobs" as if, somehow, those are worth less than private sector jobs. I think there's nothing more important than working on behalf of the American people."
True, he could have meant by "working on behalf of the American people" that anyone who serves others--at McDonald's, at Exxon, at Home Depot, etc.--is working on behalf of the American people. But does anyone who has followed Obama closely over the last two or so years have any doubt that he was referring, in context, solely to government jobs?