like the idea but I do not think it would help much. We do need some way to remove political disputes from disrupting the operation of critical services that the government provides. We need to remove the definition of what is critical and what is not from political influence. There are many federal civil servants who work extremely hard and who are grossly underpaid because they believe in the mission of their agencies. I truly admire these people. I would admit that there are many who do not. Agency heads are not civil servants, per se. The civil service protections were put in place to protect civil service employees from political whiplash. In return, they are not permitted to use their positions to promote legislation or campaign for candidates. When these folks were put out of work by the last shut down, the republican elite said they should "take out loans" or "borrow money from their parents" - showing how totally they are disconnected from most folks every day reality. Their attitude was very much like the famous comment, "If the starving don't have enough bread, let them eat cake". Anyway, this all influences the very responsible people who we count on to passionately support their agency's missions and does not shield them from the pollical crap that goes on- all to the long term detriment of the critical government services they provide.