Talleyrand has a post up in which he says:
The governor orders that state employee wages be slashed to the minimum wage until a budget is passed.
The comptroller refuses to obey.
This short excerpt illustrates nicely who is actually in charge.
Hint: it’s not the governor.
If I’ve learned one thing from working for the government for 6 years, it’s that the permanent government employees (i.e the bureaucrats) actually run the government. The temporary government employees (i.e. the politicians) exercise only nominal control and even that limited control is exercised within bounds created by the permanent government employees.
Voting is a waste of time. The people running the show can’t be fired anyway.