Federal Employees Say Inept Obama Officials Politicize Their Agencies

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Barack Obama’s political appointees are inept, incapable, and needlessly politicize the basic functions of whole segments of the federal government. That is not the assessment of firebrand conservatives but the result of a recent survey of high-placed career federal employees.

The survey, conducted by the Government Business Council, polled 148 Senior Executive Service members. These federal managers ranked Obama’s political appointees at only 2.0, down from the 2.3 rating enjoyed by the Clinton and Bush administrations. At least 10 percent more managers gave Obama’s appointees a D or F than failed Bush or Clinton’s teams. National Journal reports 20 percent gave such low marks to Clinton/Bush, as opposed to “more than 30 percent” for Obama.

More damning than the dry statistical data are the descriptions of federal employees of Obama’s team. According to one manager the political appointees are far more involved in day-to-day affairs, but “the effectiveness, skill and knowledge has dramatically decreased” since January 2009. Some said Obama’s appointees attempt to “break organizations.” One said the administration’s overseers “have a divide-and-conquer strategy, and there are way too many industry fingers allowed in decision-making.” Another said this led to “politicization of normal agency functions.”

The survey comes on the heels of remarks by Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-MI, who said CIA employees have a strong current of “dissent and dislike,” because….

Read more.

Do you have $25,000 in your IRA or 401(k)? This "Loophole" in IRS Code lets you move your savings to gold ... get this NO-COST Info Guide >

4 comments to Federal Employees Say Inept Obama Officials Politicize Their Agencies

  • Linda

    This article says a lot of what I have been thinking for quite a while. I know quite a few SES managers through my husband's work. They are harding working, knowledgeable, and have come up through the Civil Service ranks not by who they know,but by what they know and how they have performed over the years,. I knew somewhere along the line that Obama;'s appointees would expose what they are and the no good they are up to. They are Obama's goons, and they know nothing about what they are trying to destroy

    • karen

      Know any one willing to talk on the record? It would be great to have someone video the conversations and reallynexpose them after all the fed gov't is paying for people to tell on each other. Let me know

  • Carol

    Does this surprise me not in the least they reflect their boss and their boss is so stupid I really don't have the words.

  • susanm

    UNTIL WE CHSRGE OBAMA WITH CRIMES AGAINST THE U.S.A. WHICH THERE ARE MANY…''WE THE PEOPLE'' HAVE NO CHOICE BUT LET HIM CHANGE OUR COUNTRY….YOU & I KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING, YET WE DO NOTHING? SORRY TO SAY THIS BUT OUR GOVERNMENT IS TAKING DOWN AMERICA FOR NOT STANDING UP FOR THE CITIZENS…HOPE I SAID THIS RIGHT…

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>