This is the battle.
Fight this one, now. Government is too darn big, and too darn expensive.
A gentle solution would be to roll all salaries and benefits back to 2001 levels, allow them the pleasure of joining us in Obamacare and nationalizing their pension to shore up Social Security since they’ll be relying solely upon that as well. Hiring freeze, zero tolerance. Reduction in force through attrition if no other means can be found.
A little taste of what the private sector has been going through for a decade or more would do them some good.
Let it burn. The only way out is to let it all crash.
We lost that battle.
Starve the beast. That's the new front.