Saturday, February 11, 2017

'A Sense of Dread' for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition

This is getting to be a thing by now. A stupid thing, though. Extremely stupid.

As I've said before, if you're not happy, quit. Bureaucrats are non-partisan actors. They administer the government regardless of who's in office. Regardless of political party. If leftist bureaucrats don't like the new regime, they should quit. Good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

At Blazing Cat Fur, "Boo-Hoo: 'Civil Servants' Upset by Arrival of Trump":
The feel-good story of the year so far:
Across the vast federal bureaucracy, Donald J. Trump’s arrival in the White House has spread anxiety, frustration, fear and resistance among many of the two million nonpolitical civil servants who say they work for the public, not a particular president.

At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump’s environmental orders without being fired. At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their résumés.

At the United States Digital Service — the youthful cadre of employees who left jobs at Google, Facebook or Microsoft to join the Obama administration — workers are debating how to stop Mr. Trump should he want to use the databases they made more efficient to target specific immigrant groups.
Also at Twitchy, "‘Mutiny against democracy’? Trump-induced triggering at EPA escalates."