Government workers under political fire
Here are two words you don't hear much lately: public servant.
More and more, when politicians talk about government employees - whether they are federal, state or local- it is with the kind of umbrage ordinarily aimed at Wall Street financiers and convenience store bandits.
"We can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves and the taxpayers who foot the bill are the have-nots," Wisconsin's incoming Republican Gov. Scott Walker declared this month, as he raised the idea of stripping state workers there of collective bargaining rights.
Karen Tumulty and Ed O'Keefe
| December 21, 2010; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: Administration, Workplace Issues
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