There has been much discussion lately about teachers: laying off ineffective teachers, keeping the best, eliminating that last in first out concept. The same should be true in other government agencies. Sometimes a “worker” has the best ideas and is most capable in keeping government services going. Rather than laying off that worker, it may be the highly paid department head that gets the least bang for the buck. We need to rethink, rescale, and build efficent, effective government.