I find it fascinating that elected officials, primarily Republican members of congress, do not count themselves as government workers.
- Are they some how different because they are voted into office by a mere fraction of the American population?
- Are they different because they spend millions of dollars on commercials that are usually evasive; and therefore, they neglect to tell voters why we should vote for them?
- Are they different because they vote for their own raises while other government workers had their cost of living raises frozen? (Mind you this may be the only raise some long time employees receive.)
Republican members of congress routinely demonize federal employees, yet they never include themselves in this group. If members of congress aren’t federal employees, who do they work for? Oh, right…the people. Well, “the people” aren’t so pleased with their level of performance, yet these members of congress feel that they are in a position to judge.
Well, isn’t that nice…