David B. Grinberg
Good question, Dannielle.
Point out and reiterate all the beneficial services provided by gov which the public needs and appreciates. Agencies, labor unions and other orgs which support gov (and gov employees) need to get this message out like a broken record.
Perhaps the effects of the sequester will cause the country to wake up and smell the coffee, so to speak. Let’s hope so, as gov at all levels deserve more recognition and respect for a change. Many govies are “mad as hell and don’t want to take it anymore!”
By the way, as you know, SNL has mocked both the GOP and Dems for decades now — during good and bad times — nothing new here in that regard.