Bean Counters and Paper Shufflers

Everyone has an ego that seeks power and control. The Bean Counters and Paper Shufflers (mid-level bureaucrats stuck-for-life in midst of the government hierarchy) are no exception. These bureaucrats can distribute only so much in government goods, services and benefits as they themselves are allotted to distribute. Since they cannot give more of what they don’t have or are not legally authorized to redirect and distribute to their political allies the only way they can wield any insider political power is to purposely withhold such benefits from those to whom it is intended. If they like you they will do all they can to expedite your case; but if they don’t like you they will engage in all manner of foot-dragging, make you jump through all the legal hoops and even withhold vital information so as to delay or deny your cause.

About The Twentieth Man

Age 70
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