The Washington Post doesn’t realize it, but the hype over Obama’s efforts to streamline federal job hiring exemplifies two things. First, the type of bloated propaganda that accompanies every single step Obama takes, and second, how Obama’s focus on job growth always involves expanding the size of government.
President Obama plans to instruct federal agencies to radically overhaul the process now used to hire government workers. The change is expected to cut in half the time it takes to fill vacancies and allow the government to better compete with the private sector for top talent.
Included in the article are several real-life stories of long-suffering federal job applicants and interesting details on cronyism getting managers involved in the hiring process. Oh, that and – again – not one, but two administration officials emphasizing Obama’s “Your Government is Hiring Now! First Come, First Serve”-announcement.
John Barry, director of the Office of Personnel Management, explains how only the Power of the President can redeem anxious job-seekers:
“The president is committing the power of his office to the importance of this issue, which is trying to streamline our hiring process.”
Jeffrey Zients, the administration’s Chief Performance Officer and one of the many voices in Washington’s despicable echo-chamber , adds:
“We need to make sure that every taxpayer dollar counts.. So there’s a real urgency to improving the performance of government. . . . It is clear that the major component for improving performance is people.”
Real – and positive – change would be massive federal lay-offs to adequately reflect unemployment in the private sector, and a subsequent decrease in the size of government to lessen the burden on taxpayers, not this upcoming growth of an already out of control federal government.