Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ravi, Apr 28, 2008.
It's threads like this that earn you the moniker of agenda ho. With the plethora of sound reasons to criticize the Bush administration, and even consider it an abject failure, you elect to pour scorn based on an initiative that didn't succeed because it was fought against, tooth and nail, right from the very beginning.
I still think it's stupid to add an extra layer off non-accountability.
I don't think that was the intent.
But it still was pretty stupid though. Not the concept itself, but believing it wouldn't be met with so much resistance at every turn as to ensure failure was resoundly retarded.
Isn't that the GOP approach to government? Sabotage it from within and above, and then claim it doesn't work?
Republican John Dean wrote a whole book about it. In an effort to prove government doesn't work, conservatives managed to prove only that it doesn't work when they are in charge.
Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
He ends quoting another lifelong Republican about the current condition of the GOP:
THEIR definition of capitalism...kill 'em all and let God sort it out.
Just to be clear, that's not my definition.
Did you bother to read the article YOU posted? Perhaps you'd like to point out where EXACTLY there is this "flip-flop?" You lefties are so predictable and petty. A term is used against a Democrat and y'all spend the next four years beating it to death, to the point that you don't even know what it means.
Simply put, the idea to make government employees compete for their jobs is a good one. If you haven't been around the government before, then you might not know what it means, but if ever anyone could be called fat, lazy ticks, it's civil service employees.
It was a program that was begun under Eisenhower.
The article also states the program HAS saved over a $1B. a year.
But let's see WHO is to blame here actually.
Other than the fact that Bush reintroduced the program, and it has not achieved the results HE desired, I don't even see where HE is involved, and I damned sure don't see where he changed his poistion on the topic.
And Hell, I'll even say that I COMPLETELY AGREE with Bush on this one, and it's just too bad the bureaucracy is so adept at protecting and perpetuating itself.
Calm down Gunny, I've already been slapped for it once today.
I did used to work for the government and I agree, there is a lot of waste. There is also a point to be made for continuity. Changing players leads to stupid mistakes and making employees that know what they are doing compete for their own jobs is pretty silly.
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