Here is the full quote. It really isn’t any better.
“Nobody’s opposed to cops or firefighters or teachers.” But then he followed that with “But they aren’t private sector jobs. They do not contribute to economic growth. Their purpose is otherwise. They have an entirely different purpose: Public safety, public education, this kind of thing. But there’s no growth in the economy. If you add those jobs — and if there aren’t other types of private sector jobs added while at the same time we’re adding to the fire rolls and the cop rolls and teachers — we are reducing the size of the private sector. This is Marxism 101. It’s also Ignorance and Sophistry 101.”
I guess that I don’t add any growth to the economy either, being just a librarian. It’s not like I contribute anything to society, or ever buy goods and services anyway.
Every time they put out a fire or save a life they are just contributing to the inefficiencies in the system.