All government employees are lazy, venal, and determined to keep their perks and privileges, correct? Perhaps President Trump doesn’t agree.
Warning: WSF is off on another rant. You may want to just move on.
Many folks, me included, forget most civil servants are patriots serving their country and fellow citizens. They see the waste, the stifling policies and procedures, the multitude of better and more efficient ways to do things, and live with the frustrations of working with, and for, useless hacks who can’t be fired. They may go along by keeping their opinions to themselves because they want to keep their jobs. Doesn’t mean they like it.
Their situation reminds me of some advice my father once gave me.
“Son, in this life you will eat shit sandwiches. You will do it because you have to. The important things is not to develop a taste for them”.
President Trump is firing off letters to agencies seeking their input on where cuts can be made. The AMM (American Mainstream Maggots – h/t BZ) who are rabidly anti-Trump spin their fake news narratives as to this being an attack. Maybe not.
Perhaps President Trump recognizes government employees are, first and foremost, citizens and constitutions. Their vested interest isn’t just their jobs. They are as concerned as anyone about the country’s future and the world their children and grandchildren will inherit. The President wants them to have a voice, a say, and not just shove decisions down their throats.
What better way for weakening the ‘Deep State’ than helping the ‘stakeholders’ get a chance to reform their own work places? By creating situations where they can make their work useful and productive? I see the businessman doing what he knows work. YMMV
Our massive ship of state won’t change course in weeks or even months. But, like a ship, it will eventually respond to rudder inputs IMO.