Federal workers play key roles for the nation
After all, the nation is upset with government for trying to take over their lives. The Washington Post must lead the counterattack, telling us how very valuable the government is.
Recent polls from the Pew Research Center and others have shown a troubling amount of distrust in our federal government, indicating that the public does not believe government is working for them or meeting their needs and concerns.
How very troubling that Americans desire freedom over slavery. How very troubling that they don’t want to become slaves to their own government. How very troubling that they don’t want to be big, fat babies, getting their every dollar stolen and their every need taken care of – badly.
This distrust has been magnified by economic uncertainty and no doubt reinforced by bickering politicians, reports about federal salaries or government missteps such as lax regulation of Wall Street and the mining industry.
Let me see. We have always had bickering politicians. We have always known about federal government salaries. And no one is holding tea parties over the “regulation of Wall street” or the state of regulation of the mining industry. I wonder if it could be something else…
Big Brother is a good guy:
While such anxiety and frustration are real, I am afraid the public sometimes misses the fact that every day civil servants are finding solutions to serious problems, assisting Americans in need, keeping us safe and advancing our national interests.
But rather than demonstrate how the federal government is helping us, he demonstrates how they are massively wasting money, duping the public, and jetting around the world, on your dime:
At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Colorado, scientist Susan Solomon led internationally acclaimed atmospheric research that helped save the ozone layer and demonstrated the long-term harm to the environment caused by global warming.
Sara Bloom of the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts led an investigation that documented how the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer was illegally marketing prescription drugs for uses that had not been approved for their safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion in fines and penalties, the largest health-care fraud settlement in history.
As a result, those who depend on a Pfizer drug are paying higher prices for their existing drugs. Money does not magically grow on trees, you know. But I suppose, as a federal employee, the author might be excused for believing that.