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Shed a Tear for those Under-Appreciated Bureaucrats Who Get Lavish Pensions and Live in $700K Homes

true liberal Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 6:50 AM
The problem with the federal workers is not that they do not work or work hard. I know that there are a lot of dead weight in the government but that is besides the point. The problem is that the government workers do not generate wealth. The private sector generates wealth for their workers and for the economy. If they didn't, they would go out of business and the more efficient and productive would survive. In fact, the only way that there can be a public sector is if there are resources produced by the private sector that can be tapped to pay for it. Unless you become the former USSR and then nobody works
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:00 AM
Or the government could take over a business (like GM) and directly compete with private industry and drive them out of business. I will never buy another government motors car. No patriot should be driving one.

When I first read this story in the Washington Post about supposedly under-appreciated federal bureaucrats, I was tempted to focus on the sentence referring to “the sledgehammer of budget cuts scheduled to hit today.”

Is the Washington Post so biased and/or clueless that reporters really think that a 1.2 percent reduction in overall spending for the current fiscal year (which means the federal budget would still be larger than...