Category Archives: government employees

Lifestyles of the DC Political Class

Former Floor Director for Congressman Clyburn provides FaceBook pics this week of his vacation in Tuscany.  No word on whether Michelle Obama is joining him.  You can see the new ones at:  https://www.facebook.com/jtoddmetcalf Where are you going for vacation? Todd … Continue reading

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Government control is scary….say government bureaucrats!

In the wake of GSA and other government scandals, government bureaucrats are afraid of government controls of their conference and vacation perk budgets. A recent blogger at the GovernmentLoop site for bureaucrats reads: Are New Controls on Conferences and Travel … Continue reading

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10 of top 15 richest counties are in D.C. suburbs

We are from the government and we are here to help ourselves! New homes are under construction in Brambleton, in Loudoun County. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher) Colleen Kelleher, wtop.com WASHINGTON – Ten of the 15 richest counties in the nation are in … Continue reading

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Federal workers better compensated than in private sector

CBO:  By Erik Wasson – 01/30/12 03:11 PM ET The Congressional Budget Office found Monday that federal workers are compensated 16 percent more than comparable private-sector workers on average. The finding is bound to inflame disputes between Republican and Democrats as to how … Continue reading

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Thanks taxpeasants!

(Dupont Circle, 6:30 am) Hey taxpeasants, err, I mean tax payers.  It’s foggy in DC this morning and it is around 33 degrees.  Streets and sidewalks are clear but there is crunchy icy snow on the grass and bushes. There … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats discuss: When Should You Take a Buyout?

If you have trouble viewing this email, read the online version. GovLoop DailyAwesomeJanuary 12, 2012 Want to Give orGet Advice?Join the GovLoopMentors Program Knowing When To Fold ’em BRUCE MAJORS, When cutting cost in business, employees are often the first to be … Continue reading

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The Netherlands has relatively few civil servants

The Netherlands has relatively few civil servants Tuesday 22 November 2011 Just 2.9% of the Dutch working population are employed by the state, compared with 3.3% in the US and 4.7% in the UK, according to new research quoted by … Continue reading

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Remember: Elizabeth Warren says you never achieved anything without these people

This is from the Drudge Report. Remember: No Cost of Living Adjustmentfor Seniors for two years. HMMM…17% to 86% RAISES IN SALARY FOR HIS WHITE HOUSE STAFF MEMBERS!!.  NO WONDER WE CAN’T HAVE A COST OF LIVING INCREASE & HE WANTS TO NOW RAISE OUR TAXES … Continue reading

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Government employees set up their own social network

GovLoop DailyAwesome August 19, 2011  For Love ofthe Game:Join the “Sports Enthusiasts”Group What Is a Govie, Anyway? BRUCE MAJORS, Happy Friday! Another week behind us and we are free and clear for the weekend. Hopefully you have a great weekend lined up … Continue reading

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Every crisis is an opportunity: using over-spending and deficits to justify eliminating local control

Are more “super-sized cities” coming soon? Posted by Tom Bullington on July 8, 2011 at 2:56pm View Tom Bullington’s blog For years, people have talked about a phenomenon called “suburban sprawl” – what happens when cities tend to blend into each other … Continue reading

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