Monday, October 1, 2007

Civil Service


As François Fillon launches an effort to reform la fonction publique, a new SOFRES poll suggests that while 66% of the French believe that such reform is "urgent," 77% believe that France's state servants do a "good" job, 90% believe that their work is "useful, and 64% believe that they "respond" to the demands of users. Nevertheless, 61% say that their cost is "high."

The vast majority of civil servants also support a reform of their own status.

I'm fairly confident that the American civil service would not receive such high grades, despite the "heck of a good job" that "Brownie" (pictured above left receiving the Medal of Freedom from George Bush) did down in New Orleans.

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