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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 08:07 AM
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17. We see too clearly what happens when the civil servant job stops being
respected. The jobs become partisan, and cronyism destroys the process.
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  -The Gutting of our Civil Service A Prelude to Fascism Time for change  Nov-27-08 09:30 PM   #0 
  - Thank you.  elleng   Nov-27-08 09:41 PM   #1 
  - Yes, please do.  Time for change   Nov-28-08 02:07 AM   #10 
     - Welcome to my world.  Lost River Ledger   Nov-29-08 06:31 AM   #61 
  - It's was bad enough before  izquierdista   Nov-27-08 09:43 PM   #2 
  - 30 years in the Social Security Administration here.  Joe Bacon   Nov-28-08 09:09 PM   #45 
  - It is a huge blow to the morale of the scientists when  Time for change   Nov-28-08 09:47 PM   #46 
  - I too can second from personal experience --  snot   Nov-27-08 09:55 PM   #3 
  - They've done an awful good job of demonizing "government bureaucrats",  bleever   Nov-27-08 10:00 PM   #4 
  - Not to mention the fact that the so-called "savings" in privatization was a huge LIE.  chalky   Nov-27-08 10:17 PM   #6 
  - Yes indeed  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:00 AM   #19 
  - a for-profit company's dedication to their stock price will best serve  NCevilDUer   Nov-28-08 10:10 AM   #21 
  - this....  nebenaube   Nov-27-08 10:06 PM   #5 
  - President Wilson was a PoliSci prof, so he knew what he was talking about.  Odin2005   Nov-28-08 01:54 PM   #35 
  - I wish I could rec more than once.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-27-08 10:24 PM   #7 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Nov-27-08 10:33 PM   #8 
  - This journal entry just appeared first when I searched "Google News" for Iraq (sorted by date)  struggle4progress   Nov-27-08 10:56 PM   #9 
  - Another great compilation and demonstration of why DU is worth it.  greyhound1966   Nov-28-08 02:59 AM   #11 
  - Thank you very much greyhound  Time for change   Nov-28-08 09:50 PM   #47 
  - WONDERFUL article! Thank you! I'm so with you on this! nt  Peace Patriot   Nov-28-08 03:17 AM   #12 
  - Thanks Time for change great job  democracy1st   Nov-28-08 03:18 AM   #13 
  - ummm... can you boil that down to a paragraph or two?  CasualWatcher9   Nov-28-08 03:38 AM   #14 
  - You Think That's a Novel? Phew...  fascisthunter   Nov-28-08 10:00 AM   #18 
  - Let us know when you finish high school, I'll send a donation to DU in your name. nt  blondeatlast   Nov-28-08 10:55 AM   #22 
  - blaahaahaha! well said.  nashville_brook   Nov-28-08 11:29 AM   #27 
  - Were you trying to insult by calling this a novel -- or fiction -- or did you  pnwmom   Nov-28-08 01:30 PM   #32 
  - The corollary to this is that BushCo also managed to  BlueMTexpat   Nov-28-08 03:49 AM   #15 
  - DH has over 30 years in civil service. You have explained perfectly  annabanana   Nov-28-08 05:28 AM   #16 
  - Very good points about having to make the political contributions and about the fire department  Time for change   Nov-28-08 09:54 PM   #48 
  - We see too clearly what happens when the civil servant job stops being  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-28-08 08:07 AM   #17 
  - Thank you for writing about this.  DemReadingDU   Nov-28-08 10:03 AM   #20 
  - Excellent read!  mirrera   Nov-28-08 10:55 AM   #23 
  - How true--and it extends from top positions in the Fed all the way down.  blondeatlast   Nov-28-08 10:57 AM   #24 
  - Thank you -- I sure do hope you are right about that too  Time for change   Nov-28-08 09:55 PM   #49 
  - My personal experience.  formercia   Nov-28-08 11:05 AM   #25 
  - Great post.  JDPriestly   Nov-28-08 11:06 AM   #26 
  - Thank you -- good point about the military  Time for change   Nov-28-08 09:59 PM   #50 
  - This deserves to be the cover story for a magazine like Mother Jones. Damn good piece.  nashville_brook   Nov-28-08 11:31 AM   #28 
  - Thank you: That would be great  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:01 PM   #51 
     - Have you thought about doing a writing program, or pursuing it more seriously?  nashville_brook   Nov-30-08 09:54 AM   #69 
  - As a retired Civil Servant: Well Said!  CanonRay   Nov-28-08 12:13 PM   #29 
  - Let us hope that President Obama puts a stop to this madness!  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:02 PM   #52 
  - amazing  Locrian   Nov-28-08 01:06 PM   #30 
  - Excellent work!  FrustratedDemInNC   Nov-28-08 01:21 PM   #31 
  - And the worst part of this is, at least for the conscientious workers  pnwmom   Nov-28-08 01:36 PM   #33 
  - Regarding the FDA: I have a chronic ailment and take numerous meds to control it.  blondeatlast   Nov-28-08 03:55 PM   #39 
  - OMG, that is VERY frightning.  Odin2005   Nov-28-08 01:48 PM   #34 
  - Excellent. Thanks.  byronius   Nov-28-08 02:30 PM   #36 
  - We've got 52 more days (as of my posting this)  BumRushDaShow   Nov-28-08 03:46 PM   #37 
  - the "little gov't people" have been working doubletime to keep the  annabanana   Nov-28-08 05:03 PM   #41 
  - You said it, brother! Excellent and right  Enthusiast   Nov-28-08 03:47 PM   #38 
  - Great post. n/t  Laelth   Nov-28-08 04:59 PM   #40 
  - K & R, bookmarked. This is as good a time as any  Raksha   Nov-28-08 05:56 PM   #42 
  - Thank you very much Raksha  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:04 PM   #53 
  - Its called the A76 process nt  humbled_opinion   Nov-28-08 06:23 PM   #43 
  - Good in-depth article, but it would be easier to spread the word if you also  tclambert   Nov-28-08 08:59 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, that's what my daughter said  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:06 PM   #55 
  - What is the depth of Bush Corruption?  WilliamHenryMee   Nov-28-08 10:05 PM   #54 
  - Thank you -- Great point about the 100 U.S. attorneys who were retained by the Bush adminstration  Time for change   Nov-28-08 10:14 PM   #56 
  - Actually it's called an A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition  Inkyfuzzbottom   Nov-28-08 10:20 PM   #57 
  - Tales from the Dark Side---in the trenches of Bush government....  WilliamHenryMee   Nov-28-08 10:23 PM   #58 
  - Email your crucial info to Rep. Waxman  clear eye   Nov-29-08 08:38 AM   #63 
  - Chairperson Waxman contacts  WilliamHenryMee   Nov-29-08 12:13 PM   #66 
  - Sounds like you've gone above & beyond  clear eye   Dec-01-08 04:58 AM   #70 
  - I'm graduating from med school this year...  happy5   Nov-28-08 10:40 PM   #59 
  - Cheney Sleeper Cells  judasdisney   Nov-28-08 11:48 PM   #60 
  - I have been a govt contractor in DC and read the directive from Bush  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-29-08 08:07 AM   #62 
  - Reason 3. To make gov't so badly executed that it serves as an excuse  clear eye   Nov-29-08 08:45 AM   #64 
     - "The gov't is incompetent, so less $$$ for them this year"...  happy5   Nov-29-08 10:17 AM   #65 
        - I don't know if I agree that the govt is incompetent. I think the people  Laura PackYourBags   Nov-29-08 09:37 PM   #67 
  - Crooks like to work with crooks. It makes sense that traitors like to work with traitors.  Octafish   Nov-30-08 02:14 AM   #68 

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