Excellence in federal employees

Almost two-thirds of 1.6 million civilian full-time federal employees received merit bonuses or special time-off awards in fiscal 2002, according to an examination of federal records obtained by the Washington Post.

I’m sure this profligate system of rewards is encouraging these employees to subscribe to a philosophy of smaller government. As I wrote a few weeks ago, there are both pragmatic and philosophical reasons to object to the renewed Republican embrace of stronger and larger central government.