Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As politicians of both parties ride through the country Paul Revere-like in their warning about the dire consequences of the looming automatic spending cuts coming with sequestration, a lot of Americans are worried that essential government services will see a dangerous reduction in their operating resources. Yet there is a way to cut substantial amounts of federal spending that will have zero effect on public services. Simply get rid of federal employees who do no work for the federal government.
“[I]f agencies do insist on furloughs, unions say they can bargain over when they take place and other terms that could help workers in financial trouble… ‘We plan to exercise those rights,’ said Jacueline Simon, public policy director at the American Federation of Government Employees.”