The incentives bureaucrats face may cause them to act in a way that is rational for themselves and their bureaucracies, but is not optimal from a social perspective.
After nearly a year of uninterrupted paychecks while millions of Americans struggled to make ends meet during government-mandated lockdowns, bureaucrats would have access to a $570 million fund.
What American citizens deserve is more accountability from those who run their public services, not less.
To say America appears headed for a destabilizing debt crisis is not the same as saying every cultural consequence will be negative. It could well lead to a mass religious revival.
Too many of the unelected bureaucrats who staff the alphabet soup agencies seem to feel entitled to circumvent the will of the American people when it conflicts with their priors.
The FBI’s conduct with Flynn is a troubling display of the government using its power against a citizen to achieve the effect it desired.
Today, it is nearly impossible to fire the 2.8 million federal bureaucrats who staff the executive agencies, from which they issue rules that directly affect the lives of Americans every day.
Barring extreme circumstances, my employment is guaranteed, yet I cannot receive any performance-based raises or bonuses.
The striking teachers — and politicians caving to them — lack a rudimentary knowledge of the real reasons teacher salaries aren’t as high as they want and their school books and materials are old and scant.
Among government workers whose jobs do not call on them to risk life and limb, there are two distinct categories: the Ambitious and the Comfortable.
If stripping unions of the ability to coerce workers is a crippling event, then it’s an event worth celebrating.
President Donald Trump called for something very controversial in Washington DC: to treat government employees as though they work for us.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
Politicians can make promises without having to worry about transparency or its consequences, like honesty and effectiveness. Thus, America is drowning in state and local debt.
Do Republicans really think that fewer than 5,000 appointees can win against 2.8 million federal employees who have a vested interest in absolutely nothing changing?
The cumulative debt for all public pension systems is at $5.599 trillion, or $46,884 per household. Most is for teachers, whose unions have for years resisted improvements for kids.
The government may not punish Colin Kaepernick or Megan Rapinoe for speaking out, and their employers have declined to do so. But what about the people? We are all free to decide.
There are many reasons not to support Trump or Clinton. Their respective ‘sacrifice’ in the name of ‘public service’ is not one of them.
If becoming a citizen of the United States isn’t a right but a privilege, what better way for foreign citizens to earn it than by defending our freedom?
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