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Comment on the 'people' editorial

Two items to note for you:
1. Eliminating any term, even 'Human Capital', must then have an equivalent replacement. Please do not suggest a negative without a positive replacement. As for 'forgetting we are dealing with people', I think that is an ignorant, and almost belligerent, way to open a discussion about a problem.

2. Pay for government workers... you mean the second largest welfare program in this country. After working in the Pentagon for three years and more than ten follow-on consulting jobs, I can state without a doubt that 30 percent of all government employees actually work, the other 70 percent should be removed from the workforce completely and/or have their pay reduced. Pay for performance can never be fixed in a system that does not know how to have accountability with action behind it at every level (aka, fire the incompetent, then there would be 70 percent fewer employees! but wait, that is almost impossible in the Federal government). And while we are at it, WHY does the Federal government have a union for its employees? One of my coworkers at the Pentagon was coerced into joining it by having CPO requests lost and worked on slowly. ... I am just tired of old-boy network loyalties, rather than true brotherhood to all. Next you are going to start a debate about the use of the word 'niggardly' in discussions about financial planning and have another hard-working employee resign due to ignorance.

My suggestion for you:
Focus your discussions where it matters; what services are we as Americans willing to CUT to reduce our budget and create a debt-reduced future for the next generation?
I would be very disappointed to see 'pay' discussed without figuring out what will be CUT, or WHO will be laid off, to make that happen.

Your next topic:
Spending for Today rather than Investing for Tomorrow, the new American Way of Life and the death of Multi-Generational families through the expansion of Social Security (32 percent total budget in, 37 percent out, 5 percent loan year over year plus 6 percent for interest payments).

good day to you,

Jeff Pryslak
Priztek LLC

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on May 21, 2007 at 12:16 PM


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