Who cares? The private sector is doing fine
Yea, you're right. I sold a small business with 30 employees and too many regulations in favor of straight line consulting. My main contract is now with the Federal Gov. Once I figured all the application process for gov contracting, I make much more money, much less overhead, fewer headaches of employees and industrial regulation.
Works for me but I don't employ anyone anymore. I hire a few subcontractors. We do the work that layers of Fed Employees should be doing but can't or won't. The private sector is doing fine.