For nearly 40 years I've served the public as a federal worker. The problem with the Gov't is not the workforce, it's the growing entitlements and useless wars that have bloated federal expenditures and are making this county but a shell of what it once was and what it could be. The federal workforce has dropped from 6.6 million in 1968 to 4.4 million in 2011 (per opm.gov figures) and is in a continued decline. At the present time I am locked out the office building in which I work. Access to computers has been shut off. Should I try to enter the building to work, I would be arrested by the essential guards that are there protecting an empty building. No one is more frustrated about the shutdown than the worker themselves. I would be there if I could. The spillover of public frustration regarding the 'government' onto it's employees is difficult for those of us who go to work each day and strive to serve the public in the best way possible.
Make me King for a day and you would be on the unemployment line along with 25% of your compadres ~ The Govt workforce is a bloated useless glob of goo that can not get anything done ~ The IRS handing out bonuses and its rated as the worst of the worst when it comes to customer service, and on and on ~ The problem with Govt is it can not answer its own question ~ "Are we running a business or are we just providing a service to the taxpayers" ~ If they THINK they are running a business they are MASSIVELY under qualified to do that ~ Just look at Solyndra and the like ~ If they are providing a service the costs to the taxpayers for said services are just way too high (exorbitant in fact) SO they FAIL miserably on both accounts ~ Citizens are sick to their stomachs of what the Govt leeches have done to this country ~ City, County, State, and Fed Govt ~ One branch needs to be done away with and the Fed needs to be chopped by 25%-50% of what it currently is ~ I'd gut it like a FISH!
We all know liberals lack courage. Are you jealous of the men and women who fought for you during that time? You didn't lift one finger to help them did you? Jessica Lynch has more balls than you liberals ever will.