For purposes of this discussion, there are basically two types of people who "work for the government":<quoted text>Dawg not only said 99% but far more. How "far more" can there be?...
1. Politicians who are elected and appointees who are not elected but get their jobs from the politicians.(I am specifically excluding contractors who may work for the government through a contract with their organizations.)
2. Civil servants, who compete for jobs in accordance with hundreds of personnel regulations. These people are not elected, and their jobs do not depend upon the vagaries of political votes. The Hatch Act of 1939 essentially said that federal civil servants cannot take a leadership role in any political party. At work, they must remain politically neutral. There are few exceptions to this law.(A federal civil servant can run for non-partisan offices, such as local school boards or city council positions. A federal civil servant cannot become an officer of a local partisan political organization.)
I am not going to look the numbers up, but I believe that there are far more federal civil servants than federal politicians who are elected (or appointed) to office.
I said "99% or more" government workers do not depend upon politics for their jobs. Prove me wrong. You cannot.