Scott Thomas replied to the topic YGL-LA: Efficiencies of Today are the Dependencies of Tomorrow in the forum Young Government Leaders LA 7 years, 2 months ago
As a government employee it’s hard to think about these things. As a citizen and tax-payer it’s easy. Your question of essential vs non-essential is the most basic and most divisive question in modern politics; it’s really what seperates the two (or more) political parties. But of course, the answers are much more complicated than the question.
Would I be willing to categorize my job as non-essential? No. But if I thought it really was non-essential then I would expand the boundries of my job to help colleagues that are “essential.”
Deciding essential vs. non-essential is the job of Congress. Ultimately, I think they do listen to the people once a tipping point in support for a cause is reached. Which is why I’m intrigued about crowdsourcing government; I think change can only be driven by the people and crowdsourcing is a great tool for change.
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