We need a small and efficient government. If you work for the government, you know how small are their assignments. If we cut down 50% (some said even 75%) of the work force, it would not affect the services. Their benefits (retirement...) should be same as the industry.
There are few exceptions of hard-working employees.
I used to work for the Federal Reserve Bank two or three years after
college. I was given a special key to the executive rest room (no joke)
and the executive dining room. If I stayed longer, we may not have
today's economical mess :)