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Democrats call terror bill 'ruse' to fire civil workers
Washington Times ^ | 6/20/02 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 06/19/2002 11:07:45 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:54:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Congressional Democrats and their labor allies yesterday threatened to kill a key component of President Bush's homeland security plan the executive authority to remove civil-service protections from some federal employees.

"I will oppose that vigorously," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. "It is simply using Americans' and Congress' justifiable support of ensuring our security as a ruse to do the agenda that I think this administration has, to undermine the rights of workers in the federal government."


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: terrorism; terrorwar; unions

1 posted on 06/19/2002 11:07:46 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: *TerrOrWar; madfly
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2 posted on 06/19/2002 11:18:29 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: kattracks
No, AlBushGore wouldn't do this :)
3 posted on 06/19/2002 11:20:29 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: kattracks
If the Democrats don't like this (especially Uncle Teddy) it MUST be good ;-)
O2
4 posted on 06/19/2002 11:25:47 PM PDT by omegatoo
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To: kattracks
The permanent-parasite class.
5 posted on 06/19/2002 11:36:00 PM PDT by Hank Rearden
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To: kattracks; Howlin
Ha, when the proposal first broke and all the B_ & Moan crowd here was whining about how expansionistic it was and how the world was ending, I speculated that Bush might be actually making a brilliant move to stealthily institute some civil service reforms.

Just like with Social Security reform, given time Bush is revealed to have a pragmatic strategy to ACTUALLY get some conservative reforms through a hostile political Senate and achieve what was thought to be politically impossible. Some conservatives know how to realistically assess their political constraints and find a way to get results, and some just carp at how utopia was not instilled yesterday.

When the final count is tallied in 2009, Bush will be remembered as a groundbreaking advancer of conservatism.

6 posted on 06/20/2002 1:05:57 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: kattracks
Who ever came up with the idea that government workers should have any kind of job protections? Freakin parasites should try getting real jobs.
7 posted on 06/20/2002 1:22:12 AM PDT by Sandy
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To: Diddle E. Squat
How very perceptive and correct you are. : - )
8 posted on 06/20/2002 1:32:29 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: kattracks
bttt
9 posted on 06/20/2002 9:47:54 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: Sandy
Who ever came up with the idea that government workers should have any kind of job protections?

After President Garfield got capped by a disgruntled job-seeker, it seemed like a good idea.

There needs to be a balance between not allowing people to get fired to make room for cronies (White House Travel Office), but that allows for swiftly canning those who can't do the job.

10 posted on 06/20/2002 9:50:42 AM PDT by Poohbah
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