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Wow. The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration wants federal agencies to "hit the gas" on new hiring:

President Obama plans to instruct federal agencies to radically overhaul the process now used to hire government workers. The change is expected to cut in half the time it takes to fill vacancies and allow the government to better compete with the private sector for top talent.

Does it strike anyone as problematic that our government wants to "compete" with the private sector, to direct the best and brightest away from that which funds the government?

Somebody hasn't gotten the memo - the government has clobbered the private sector, as its hiring continues at a breakneck pace as fewer and fewer poor souls toil away in the private sector to fund it.

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Source: Obama Wants to Compete With Private Sector - Anyone Else Find This Troubling?