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Hey @ Tam and @stevewonder, I see your arguments and would like to humbly offer my perspective.
On one hand, it doesn't seem fair to accuse government employees of being unaware or unsympathetic towards the unemployed; on the other hand, it also doesn't seem fair to assume that the "non-government unemployed" have the same struggles as government employed. After all, there are millions of people in this country living below the poverty line who worry about basic needs and even safety on a daily basis.
I agree that it's important to see the point of view of the unemployed, and I also agree that government employees aren't always the high horse fat cats (two animal metaphors at once? yes!) they are often portrayed as. Thank you both for sharing your strong feelings - discourse on GovLoop is relentlessly polite, which is nice (but not a true representation of reality).