What does the government shut down mean to you? The government shutdown and all they did was send home the nonessential workers. They’ve sent home over 815,000 workers. You’re telling me that in all government service you have more than three-quarters of a million people you deem so extraneous they are not needed for the government to operate on a day-to-day basis. I would probably counter with of those 815,000 this is true for 800,000 of them. The remaining one might be in one deep positions that are considered quasi-essential, but not essential enough to keep around in full crisis mode. But, when you send home 93% of the EPA, 91% of the IRS, 96% of the HUD, 98% of the FCC….I could go on, but I’ll just include the chart. What you are telling me when you send home more than 70% of an agency is that the agency in question is just another bloated bureaucracy out of control. Places like these are why we have too much government in our lives. I say save a few bucks, and permanently trim every agency that has furloughed 70% or more of their people by the amount they furloughed them. Take the defense furlough, 50% or 400,000 and have an independent commission comb through it and make a case by case for the massive amount of people they got rid of. We have an opportunity to shrink government here, we should take it.
- Just 6.6% of EPA employees deemed ‘essential’… (breitbart.com)
- Feds Admit EPA Unnecessary Only 6% Of EPA Employees Deemed “Essential” During Shutdown (youviewed.com)