Skip to comments.Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'
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,"...
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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.
“Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered ‘Non-Essential’”
Heck, I coulda told ya that last week...
Paging Captain Obvious?
I would have assumed the entire agency would be classified as non-essential.
93% is a lowball number.
That is actually good news, get rid of them all. In addition to delaying Ocrapacare we should have a bill that defunds the EPA.
Here is the Master.
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.
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.
The Master of the Obvious will get the job done.
Which begs the obvious question. Why the hell are we ever paying for ANY non-essential government employees?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered Non-Essential
That seems a little low to me...
Everybody knows that is coming right?
darn!! I always thought it was 100% of the EPA were unessential - me bad!
I’d add “Nepotism” to #1. Although that could fall under Waste...
I’d say at least 93 percent of all Federal employees (and state employees too) are nonessential.
I would lump local city and county employees in with that too
Well, maybe a little lower percentage of local employees.
Way too low an estimate.
State governments have their own environmental regulatory agencies. 100% of EPA is redundant and nonessential.
There he is!
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.
The essential employees are the ones with a continuing contribution to dumBO.
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.
The EEOC and Department of Education is 100% non-essential. They function as affirmative action hiring halls.
After all, there are limited needs for doorstops and wheel chocks.
Let’s be reasonable. Let them keep half.
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.
the real number is 110%, IMO.
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