Skip to comments.GOP House to Vote on CR Allowing Obama to Continue Paring Back Border Patrol
Posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is preparing to vote today on the Senate-approved continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year that would give the Obama administration the discretion to slightly decrease the number of Border Patrol agents.
That could make 2013 the second year in a row when the administration has decreased the size of the Border Patrol, according to official data released by the Border Patrol itself.
In fiscal 2011, according to the Border Patrol, there were 21,444 Border Patrol agents. Of these, 232 were deployed along U.S. coastlines, 2,237 were deployed along the U.S.-Canada border, and 18,506 were deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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But, but...the border is secure!!!
White Hut and abdicated Congress to al Qaeda:
“COME ON IN AND GET YOUR WEAPONS FROM HOLDER”!!!!!
This Continuing Resolution also continues for fund ObamaCare!
Part of the reason BP needs to cut back is that those agents cost more money than they did in 2011. The BP union fought for, and won, a pay grade increase for their line agents to GS-12. Without a federal budget it has been difficult finding the money to pay for that increase.
If they have money to waste on studies to find out why lesbians are fat, they have enough money to properly secure the borders.
In addition the agents generally receive 10 hours of AUO “administavive uncontrolled overtime” a week. The administration is cutting back on the overtime and looking to eliminate it. That will be 10 hours times 21,000 fewer hours the border is patrolled each week.
Since AUO equals 25% of an agents pay and is counted in his retirement. Look for a mass exodus of any agent eligible to retire and the rest will be looking for somewhere else to go.
The furloughs don’t kick in until next month. The unions response to the AUO cut was to threaten to sue if agents in sister agencies got AUO.