Nation: The Battle over Bureaucracy

Can 2.8 million federal employees be made to work harder?

"While there are many highly competent, dedicated civil servants, the percentage of the civil servants who are not earning what the taxpayers are paying them is almost as high as any figure you ever heard by any right-winger you ever hated. There is a very substantial number of people on the civil service rolls who are literally bilking the taxpayer."

So charged Eileen Shanahan, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, in a speech to the Women's National...

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