You speak as if every Federal Employee didn't earn his or hers position. I am a Federal Employee DOD and a retired Chief in the US Navy. I gave 20 years of my life 5 deployments. holidays. birthdays, 5 hour watches, 16 hour days, sleeping in a bed the size of a coffin for 6 to 8 months strieght, surviving a mind explosion on the USS Tripoli in Desert Storm. I gave 20 years all of my young adult life. I learned a trade and unfortunately the trade I learned and became and expert at is working with the military. My military retirment dosen't even pay my mortgage of course I am going to take a high paying slaary with the Government it is what I know from the sacrafices I made as a young man and their are thousands just like me..