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We are witnessing an interesting exercise in the comparison of the private sector vs. government employment.
The private sector cannot tolerate waste or it runs the risk of not being profitable, i.e., going out of business. Companies must trim the unnecessary and unproductive to remain profitable, with businesses like General Electric and NBC passing pink slips to between 5 and 10 percent of their employees, a practice some would call sound business.
Yet, even while facing the sequester or small forced cuts in government spending, no one in government
If you want a view into socialism and "fairness," here it is. We will all suffer together because the new world view is that everyone wins and gets a trophy or everyone loses.
God bless those who make the daily trip to D.C., but where is the incentive for any government employee to give his best? (Fortunately, despite the lack of incentive, we have many government employees who have pride in themselves and their responsibilities to do their very best every day.)
Government employment has gotten as bad as teacher tenure rules in other states where the good ones get lost in the pile with ones who aren't worth a darn.
Let's hold government accountable and return real value for the tax dollars we pay. A quick solution? Retention and promotion based on performance. What a foreign idea!
Joseph E. "Jeh" Hicks