The country has to do some belt-tightening. And by “the country” I mean FedGov spending.
I’ll file this under “Good News”...
Why are there over 800,000 DoD civilians?
A furlough of one day per week is impending doom? There are plenty of people who would love to have 4 days per week of guaranteed work-I’m one of them. Someone please give these people some cheese to go with that whine...
This is a great chart, added to my library. Everything above Transportation can be lumped into a single category: Democrat Election Scheme. Admitedly, some Republicans play as well, but entitlement spending is all about income redistribution and giving their voter base free stuff with the only stipulation that you vote for them on election day, and, oh by the way, you give up your freedom and liberty in exchange.
This is shi!. Even if they were furloughed when back on the job they will get every penny of back pay. How does that sound to those suckers that believe the communists bull shi!.
If you are budgeted 100 pizzas you would now only be able to purchase 97.6 that is no massive cut and is not austere. Now if you cut all the pizzas that would be a cut. You would maybe be better served to make your own pizza as well.
...and this is bad news how? :)
Back to the Articles of Confederation!
No potus; no congress; no black-robed idiots; no alphabet-soup oppressive departments/agencies !!!!!
Howzat for belt-tightening !
best way for this country to recover is to send the DC politicians home and tell them to stay there.
They’re doing a pretty good job of understanding that low-information voters don’t know what “furlough” means.
Notice the bureaucratic impulse in play here: the presumption in the Pentagon is that budget cuts are (or can be forced to be) temporary, so there is no need to actually look for costs which can be cut, programs that can be eliminated, or efficiencies that can be introduced without harming military readiness. Instead, the furlough of civilian employees requires no hard decisions and creates a maximal pool of disaffected voters — all the furloughed DoD employees and their families — opposed to the sequestration cuts. (Cancel a program employing 40,000 and you create 40,000 families opposed to the cut, but furlough 800,000 employees for 20 days out the year and there are 800,000 families calling their Congressmen.)
TO DOD Civilians along with other federal employees: BOO F__’in HOO!
In 2009 I took a 20% PERMANENT pay cut while my workload doubled just so the business I worked for could survive.
After 3 years and developing some new skills that were much more marketable, I found a much better paying, stable job.
Employment isn’t permanent, you may need to retrain yourself and NO ONE owns you a career!!
It’s called life and we folks in the private sector deal with situations like layoffs and paycuts EVERYDAY!!!
$660.9 million divided by 88,000 is $7510? Maybe they need to explain the numbers a little better.
Based on these numbers alone, the increase in DoD contractors (which is not included in the above numbers), and the modern difference in the Federal Civilian workforce of today versus 1966, and the difference in the Federal Civilian DoD workforce and the Active Duty, and the reduction in DoD weapons systems acquisition projects, I have to believe we can sustain significant reductions in the DoD civilian work force and maintain a necessary level of defense readiness.
In today's military, what is the correct percentage of Active Duty, Ready Reserve, DoD Civilians, and DoD Contractors? We must answer this question first, and from there size our military appropriately.
Since its post WWII peak, DoD Civilian Employment has declined 42%, while Active Duty Uniformed Employment has declined 59%. One is unionized, the other is not.
As pointed out too many times, there is more money being spent instead of less money being spent. In other words, this is NOT a cut. In fact, even after this reduction in the increase, there is STILL more money being spent.
What should departments do?
1. Honor any announced pay raises, since they are only 1%, and then
2. Freeze spending at last year’s level. Voila! Everything is fine, and there is no crisis.
Someone should ask, why are you cutting jobs when you could be freezing all non-pay spending?
Is this microphone on? Really?
Govt employees already make more than private business employees -
And Govt employees get Cadillac pensions
Tough Tinsel to govt employees
Sell the USPS to UPS and Fed-Ex - to hell with those union thieves and thugs
“Skeeter” needs to be permanently “grounded” in any way possible
This is a calculated; more cloward piven if you ask me.
Anyone want to bet when the pink slips go out the media will gleefully report un-employment DOWN?