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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Rep. Gerry Connolly on government workers under political fire

By Ed O'Keefe

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.

The Federal Eye and colleague Karen Tumulty write in Tuesday's Washington Post about the growing backlash against public sector employees -- an issue of special interest in the Washington area, which is home to about 600,000 federal workers.

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) represents about 56,000 of them who live in Northern Virginia. The Federal Eye spoke with him last week about the growing public sector backlash. A transcript -- edited for space -- appears below:

Continue reading at The Federal Eye >>

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 21, 2010; 10:42 AM ET
Categories:  Gerald E. Connolly  
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