Ron Paul Reaps Big Donations From Federal Workers (Video) - The Washington Post Despite the fact that Ron Paul wants to dismantle great swaths of federal government, he is received more in donations from federal workers and contractors than any other Republican candidate. Much more in fact. The talking head in the video writes this off to delusional thinking - that the federal workers don't really understand that cuts might threaten their jobs. I don't think that's the case. I think they see, everyday, the level of waste going on at the federal level. They know firsthand how badly the American taxpayer is getting screwed and prefer the only Republican who will actually do something about it.