The ground hog is happy this year.
It would be nice to have a spokes person from the government explain why they did this.
it's not limited to government - altho government is likely most famous for it....
worked for a (large + multi-national) private company - about every 2-3 years an 'efficiency expert' would be hired, followed by layoffs / reorganizations/etc. I saved the announcements - because, in the end, the efficiency experts predicted savings totaled 275% of the then reduced payroll.
the end for me came when the entire department was axed. over the next few years that company hired me for multiple consulting gigs - and my consulting fees totaled roughly 10 years of my last salary.
one would think they would learn, but every year a fresh crop of MBA's reinvent the best way to do it wrong.
More of a question that a thought - why is it so easier to forgive others and sometimes almost impossible to forget what they've done?