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Sweating details. Tweeting in personal capacity. Former unelected bureaucrat. Co-host of #BombshellWotR podcast. I should be writing.
31 Dec 20
Hey, Happy New Year's Eve, I want to talk about the federal workforce 1/
Let's say in theory that a prominent retired military leader recently suggested that you could "pink slip 50% of the [defense civilian] workforce = 4x gain in productivity."

This is in no way unique, and is totally acceptable political rhetoric by public leaders.
Bashing the federal workforce as lazy, slow, pointless, non-responsive, intransigent, or even subversive is common, even successful, political commentary on a bipartisan basis.
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