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  •  thanks for setting the record straight (11+ / 0-)

    about federal employees...my husband has been one his whole career - 28 years - makes less than he could in academia or private industry - has never worked a 40 hour week - averages 60 with no extra pay - but does it because he loves the work. It is a right wing talking point, perpetuated by Rush Limbaugh that civil servants are overpaid, lazy, fatcats. How rightwing talking points get to Daily Kos, I don't know, but I appreciate your effort to  set the record straight. I'd like to see the same energy that folks use to criticize civil servants go into defense contractors who are eating up our federal budget.

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