Federal employees and big government

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, Government Executive

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 3:02 pm

Federal employees are ranked right up there — or down there — with corporate America and labor unions in terms of the biggest threat to the future of the U.S., according to a new Gallup Poll.

That survey found 64 percent of respondents listing big government as the biggest threat faced by the country.

There is a bit of good news, though. Government Executive Editor-in-Chief Tom Shoop says distrust of government usually translates into distrust of the political system, which is closely tied to the state of the economy.

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Shoop joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss why federal employees are often fingered as the culprit of the country’s woes.