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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 1, 2018, 12:02 PM

22. A return to bad old days of patronage

Before the professionalization (if that's a word) of the federal work force. We cannot return to those days. Federal workers, apart from appointees, are normally experts in their fields, whether they are lawyers, doctors and scientists at the CDC, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, etc. They have to be trusted to do their jobs and not have their work politicized or be trashed because they themselves may have political opinions contrary to the President. And their work has to be respected even if the results are contrary to what the Administration itself may want.

What Trump is calling for will have a chilling effect on all that work. And what will fill the gap? Partisan nonsense that will only serve to discredit the government (and all its various professions) in the eyes of people everywhere. This is incredibly damaging and among the worst things Trump is doing.

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