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I work for Uncle Sam, and Iím proud of it
The Washington Post ^ | 10/2/2013 | Jason Ullner

Posted on 10/02/2013 9:16:14 AM PDT by Night Hides Not

I am a federal bureaucrat. A professional government employee. And guess what? I’m damn proud of it.

It seems that all I hear these days are the once and future leaders of our country tripping over themselves to denigrate the work we do. I’m tired of it, and I’m fed up. I don’t claim to represent anyone other than myself, but I would bet that a fair number of federal employees feel as I do.

We are lawyers, doctors, PhD students, economists, writers, electricians, construction workers, security officers and technology specialists. We are not a drain on the national economy; rather, we are a primary reason why the United States remains as great as it is.

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Lots of cheese necessary for all that whine.
1 posted on 10/02/2013 9:16:14 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: Night Hides Not

Damn! My ‘bullshit detector’ just buried the needle...


2 posted on 10/02/2013 9:17:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I hope he finally convinced himself how important he is. Better put him on suicide watch.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT by BO Stinkss (Democrats own every single ghetto in America - Just a thought.....)
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To: Night Hides Not
We are not a drain on the national economy

Yes, you are - every time you get a paycheck.

4 posted on 10/02/2013 9:19:00 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Night Hides Not

And how many of them would we actually hire, if we actually had a choice?


5 posted on 10/02/2013 9:20:35 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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From the article: "We don’t do our jobs for glory, or money or power. We do them — and do them well — because we take pride in our work and pride in representing the United States of America".

I call BS; outside the military I have yet to meet a government worker who wasn't in it for glory, money, power or the security of a government pension.

6 posted on 10/02/2013 9:21:22 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Night Hides Not

you don’t get it....every government job means one less in the private sector.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 9:21:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Night Hides Not
we are a primary reason why the United States remains as great as it is.

Wow. That is positively delusional.

8 posted on 10/02/2013 9:22:14 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Night Hides Not
We are not a drain on the national economy; rather, we are a primary reason why the United States remains as great as it is.

The exact opposite is true.

9 posted on 10/02/2013 9:22:28 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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State Dept employee: "We are not a drain on the national economy; rather, we are a primary reason why the United States remains as great as it is."

Nonsense. They have aided and abetted al Qaeda.
They armed al Qaeda.
And they have made Americans their enemy.

10 posted on 10/02/2013 9:22:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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When I visited DC, I realized how widespread and deep the prosperity is there.

The men wear 1000 dollar suits, and the women 400 dollar dresses, handbags, and shoes.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 9:23:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Night Hides Not

Jason claims to be in the State Dept. I wonder if he organizes Gay Pride rallies in foreign lands.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 9:24:10 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: jtal

Tell that to the NPS Rangers who just disobeyed orders and allowed WWII vets into their memorial for the second straight day.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Night Hides Not

your bio says you’re a cpa


14 posted on 10/02/2013 9:24:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Undoubtedly true in some regards, but these are the kinds of people who make their own processes almost impossibly dense. Any military mission nowadays is typically fairly easy to get done. The really difficult part is navigating the related bureaucracies for funding, approval, communications, security, etc.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 9:25:27 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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....he might as well have said “I’m a transgender child molester with no discernible skills, and I’m proud of it.....”


16 posted on 10/02/2013 9:26:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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We are not a drain on the national economy

Even those who are truly essential are a drain on the economy. Its not an attack, its a basic law of economic physics.
17 posted on 10/02/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Since the vast majority of the federal government is well outside the limits of the Constitution, it stands to reason that so are the vast majority of federal employees.


18 posted on 10/02/2013 9:26:59 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Night Hides Not

Forget the shovel and get out the snorkel; the Obama horse sh*t’s neck deep out there and getting deeper by the minute.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 9:27:20 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Night Hides Not

Journalism major trying to impress WP editor.

Future Crackhead


20 posted on 10/02/2013 9:27:27 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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