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Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'
reuters via Brietbart ^ | 10/1/13 | Tony Lee

Posted on 10/02/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

More than nine out of every ten employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are considered "non-essential" and have been furloughed in the federal government's shutdown.

Reuters obtained an EPA guidance in which the agency said it would "classify 1,069 employees, out of 16,205, as essential,"...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloated; bureaucracy; corruption; democrats; envirofascism; epa; epafurlough; epaisajoke; fatcat; fraud; govtabuse; govtfurlough; govtshutdown; greenfraud; thegreenlie; tick

1 posted on 10/02/2013 6:43:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

If only 1,000 employees out of 16,000 are essential, fire the other 15,000. Let ‘em find work in the private sector and save the taxpayer money.

Seriously. How ridiculous.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered ‘Non-Essential’”

Heck, I coulda told ya that last week...


3 posted on 10/02/2013 6:45:22 AM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Paging Captain Obvious?


4 posted on 10/02/2013 6:47:48 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: henkster

I would have assumed the entire agency would be classified as non-essential.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 6:49:10 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

93% is a lowball number.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That is actually good news, get rid of them all. In addition to delaying Ocrapacare we should have a bill that defunds the EPA.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 6:50:30 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

bttt


8 posted on 10/02/2013 6:51:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

Here is the Master.

9 posted on 10/02/2013 6:54:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
There are two basic categories:

1) Waste, fraud, and abuse
2) Essential workers

Government should be cut by 50%, as a start. And next year we can do that again.

10 posted on 10/02/2013 6:55:01 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How many people where you work are “non-essential”?

If they aren’t essential, fire them!

Downsize government. This going on a few weeks will show everyone we don’t need to give half of our income and live as tax slaves to a bloated system that provides us with little benefit.

Other than national defense, we don’t need the feds to be involved with anything.

And even that they are blowing.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Master of the Obvious will get the job done.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 7:02:57 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SoFloFreeper

Which begs the obvious question. Why the hell are we ever paying for ANY non-essential government employees?


13 posted on 10/02/2013 7:04:41 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Proud2BeRight

I’m here!


14 posted on 10/02/2013 7:08:24 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: Phillyred

See? The shutdown isn’t all bad.

If it opens the eyes of people as to how bloated and wasteful the US FedGov has become, then it’s worth it.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 7:09:38 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

If shutting down the government means sending the EPA home for a while, then I’m in favor of letting this shutdown go for as long as it wants.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: SoFloFreeper

The whole damn department is dangerous to normal Americans and our economy.

We should do what the new Aussie PM is doing.

Close them down!


17 posted on 10/02/2013 7:13:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: canuck_conservative

totally agree. The longer we drag this out the better. Education is on display. People have forgotten that we actually have state governments to do all the things Washington has somehow taken over. The whole concept of our nation is upside down!


18 posted on 10/02/2013 7:14:36 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered ‘Non-Essential’”

That seems a little low to me...


19 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:38 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Phillyred
There will be a lot more appreciation for their nonessential work when they get another dollar a gallon added to the price of gas.

Everybody knows that is coming right?

20 posted on 10/02/2013 7:18:58 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco and John Pistole.)
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To: Proud2BeRight
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21 posted on 10/02/2013 7:20:51 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

darn!! I always thought it was 100% of the EPA were unessential - me bad!


22 posted on 10/02/2013 7:25:57 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’d add “Nepotism” to #1. Although that could fall under Waste...


23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:33:31 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’d say at least 93 percent of all Federal employees (and state employees too) are nonessential.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 7:34:22 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

I would lump local city and county employees in with that too


25 posted on 10/02/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: scottteng

Well, maybe a little lower percentage of local employees.


26 posted on 10/02/2013 7:43:31 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: henkster

Only 93%?


27 posted on 10/02/2013 8:01:33 AM PDT by matt04
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To: SoFloFreeper
Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'

Way too low an estimate.

28 posted on 10/02/2013 8:01:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

State governments have their own environmental regulatory agencies. 100% of EPA is redundant and nonessential.


29 posted on 10/02/2013 8:03:46 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: b4its2late

There he is!


30 posted on 10/02/2013 8:21:09 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Entire EPA is Nonessential.The Republicans should have defunded that years ago but they refuse to.That’s why we are having to deal with all of this climate control BS. and gasoline that more expensive than it should be.

Congress Needs to Abolish the EPA.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The essential employees are the ones with a continuing contribution to dumBO.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 9:03:09 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: TBP

OK 90% of local and county employees. Per my tag line I think every government employee should be taxed at 95% of gross let them pass funny money around to one another hopefully they will quit and find something useful to do.


33 posted on 10/02/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The EEOC and Department of Education is 100% non-essential. They function as affirmative action hiring halls.


34 posted on 10/02/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The problem is that people who are qualified to work in the EPA would have sericous issues with being in a productive environment.

After all, there are limited needs for doorstops and wheel chocks.

35 posted on 10/02/2013 9:33:57 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let’s be reasonable. Let them keep half.


36 posted on 10/02/2013 10:09:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s why the sequester was so important. The talking heads and liberals squawked about it being the end of the world as we know it. It happened and... nothing.

Now people are on to this game. A tactic once understood is no longer a tactic.


37 posted on 10/02/2013 10:10:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper

the real number is 110%, IMO.


38 posted on 10/03/2013 7:24:22 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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