I’m not sure what to make of the Stewart/Colbert rally this weekend, but one of the sideshow events that definitely cries out for some verbal abuse is the “Government Doesn’t Suck” march that has been organized by overpaid federal bureaucrats. I wonder what signs they’ll carry? Perhaps “Lazy People Have Rights!”? Or how about, “We Deserve Twice the Income of People Who Actually Produce”? I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if this event fizzles out because the bureaucrats are all on break.
Here’s a blurb from the Washington Post about the planned march. The last sentence is really disgusting. These needless parasites actually seem to believe that they’re the ones “keeping the country running.”
Amid growing dissatisfaction with federal employees, a group of younger, web-savvy feds are planning to march on Saturday in defense of their coworkers… Organizers of the “Government Doesn’t Suck March” (their choice of words, not ours) were inspired in part by last week’s Washington Post poll that revealed widespread negative perceptions of federal workers. “We hear it day in and day out: the government sucks, federal employees are lazy and their positions are redundant,” said march organizer Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop, a social networking Web site for public servants. “It’s time to turn the tables and remind the world that government employees just happen to be people — people that don’t suck,” Ressler said in a message sent to The Federal Eye on Sunday announcing the march. Government workers “are a lot of cool cats” who work hard, listen to good music and watch Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” “but that’s all after they’ve spent a whole day keeping the country running,” he said.