Mudbug, I love my job as a federal government employee, but I also understand how frustrating our government can be. Many times I feel like I am beating my head against the wall trying to get anything accomplished. In my agency if we could get rid of all the paper pushers and just let us ground pounders do the work we would all be alot better off. Many hugs to you and keep your chin up.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)