Know Who The Real Heroes Are? Government Employees!

Good thing we have hyper-lefty ex-Gov Jennifer Granholm around to tell us these things

(HuffPuff) And then there’s the other end of the spectrum: an American scoundrel who reared her head this weekend, too. I refuse to give her publicity, so we’ll just call this venomous person “she who shall not be named.” (WT-Jenny is referring to Ann Coulter)

She said this about public employees: “Government jobs, we’re for losing government jobs.”

Well, guess what, Madame Voldemort: Those NASA scientists hold government jobs. Officer Murphy has one of those awful government jobs. Those who purify your water, inspect your meat, and test your kids’ toys, as well as a huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers, are public employees. The firefighters who don’t hesitate to rush toward danger while you run away from it — they are all public employees. (snip)

As for the rest of us, I don’t know about you, but I’m really, really, really grateful for the service of all you public employees out there.

You are the true heroes, and we thank you for your efforts every day.

A couple points: yes, some public employees are heroes, or, rather, perform something heroic. Just like in the private sector. You know, that private sector that is taxed so that these people can quite often have a cushy job with pay, benefits, perks, and retirement plans that are much better than those in the private sector, all for work that is held to a lower standard than in the private sector, and it can be really difficult to hire these poor performing employees. Who, let’s remember, voluntarily took the jobs. Granholm positions every public sector worker as a hero simply for accepting a position.

Interestingly, she leaves out a government sector that is frequently full of heroes: the military. Strange, that, eh?

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6 Responses to “Know Who The Real Heroes Are? Government Employees!”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Hmmm.. wonder why she did leave out the military. Very odd indeed.

    Oh, the people who test toys for safety? The people who tested your toasters and blow driers? Not government.

    Is she saying that those police officers and firefighters that are contractors, or paid by businesses and corporations, are not the same as those on gov’t doles?

    Is a biologist that works for the US-FWS more worthy to be listened to than one who works for Exxon or BP?

    Is she saying that a NASA scientist is more correct and more praise worthy than one that runs a blog?

    Must really suck to live in a realm where her opinion is the only one that matters.

  2. atxcowgirl says:

    as well as a huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers, are public employees

    Our soldiers, isn’t that the military?

  3. Gumball_Brains says:


  4. Double Doh!!!! I missed that part. Good catch.

  5. john says:

    Also Teach, let’s not forget those people laboring to teach Teach at state supported public (socialist) universities. Oh, and please explain why/how it “can be really difficult to hire these poor performing employees”

  6. Gumball_Brains says:

    john, i have not the foggiest idea what that last comment meant.

    If you are suggesting that it is really hard to hire gov’t employees – in some way to say that this means they are the best out there, I can dispose you of that right away. Gov’t employment has far exceeded private employment over the last number of years. This is NOT a good thing and as everyone knows, gov’t employment is a last resort. And yes, it is now known as the greatest place to retire from. Again, not really a good thing.

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