federal workers

Trump's shudown trap?

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

In only a few more days of the already "longest government shutdown in history" (26 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more. Don't believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off?  Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF – a Reduction in Force – and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections.  But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off – as in no more job.

Mandatory Pay To Not Do Imaginary Government Work

The partial government shutdown has highlighted that we have a border crisis and a spending and debt crisis that are the creation of politicians of both parties in Congress who are living in imaginary worlds where neither a spending crisis, nor a border crisis exist.