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A Solution to Government Largesse?

Warner Todd Huston has come up with what could be the perfect solution to our infinite government largesse, brought upon us by nearly 100 years of "Progressive" politics: FIRE THEM ALL:

We conservatives are fond of wanting to oust everyone in office and for wanting to “vote the scoundrels out.” But, I’d like to add one more level to the throw-them-out-of-government genera. Let’s fire every government worker from the smallest village receptionist or sewer worker to the staffers of the highest Senator and every menial clerk and recalcitrant paper shuffler in between.

It’s not just pique at the famous laziness of a government worker and it’s not just the fact that the only reason they got their jobs is because they are pals with one politician or another. It’s not just that they are better paid than just about any real American in the private sector — whether they deserve it or not — and it’s not because they are impossible to fire, nor is it because they get a better pension and health care than anyone who really contributes to society… well, OK, it is because of that stuff. All that stuff and more.

But, the biggest reason I’ve about had it with government workers is reflected in an editorial by Investor’s Business Daily, “The New Beltway Babylon,” where it is reported that Washington D.C. has replaced Silicon Valley and even New York as the center of affluence in the U.S.A.


As a government contractor who benefits from said government largesse, I must admit that I'm rather conflicted on this. On the one hand, the spoils system worked just fine for Andrew Jackson, not to mention every single President before the passage of the Civil Service Act, so who knows? Maybe we could use a good old dose of uncertainty to shake Washington up a bit.

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