How about “useless idiots”?

From Inside the Beltway:

“We need to talk about government workers differently,” advises the latest report from the Partnership for Public Service. “Using the word ‘bureaucrat’ has a devastatingly negative impact.”

How so?

“The word ‘bureaucrat’ is used frequently by politicians, the media and others as if it were a neutral descriptor, when in fact it carries very strong editorial freight,” the report states.

My suggestion is that we adopt a policy similar to the Human Society. Give them a week in their office for a private employer to hire them and put them to productive use, and if after a week it’s clear that no one has any use for them, it’s bye-bye bureaucrat.