It’s a joke, but it’s also true. The more red tape means more people needed to get something done which means more jobs.
Simplification and streamlineing often means that offices or people aren’t needed anymore.
I have a burnt out light bulb. I’m not allowed to change it myself. I have to put in a request to DFM who dispatches a repair person who changes teh bulb…days later and two more people needed instead of me climbing on a step stool and changing a light bulb.