While public opinion of federal workers may be low, the public does like government services. A Harris Interactive poll finds adults overwhelmingly support crime fighting services and programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The poll highlights the difficulty lawmakers face when trying to decide where to make cuts. Helping us sort out the poll results is Humphrey Taylor, the chairman of The Harris Poll at Harris Interactive.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.