Trump shares article saying furloughed workers should "never return"
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President Trump on Monday shared an op-ed from a writer claiming to be an anonymous senior member of his administration who harshly criticizes federal workers as disloyal to the
White House and worthy of losing their jobs.
The writer of the op-ed, published by conservative news site The Daily Caller, argues the partial government shutdown is an opportunity for Trump to greatly reduce the size of
“On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else,”
the op-ed reads. “But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don’t feel like doing what they are told, they don’t.”
"Furloughed employees should find other work, never return and not be paid," the op-ed states. The second goal should be finding savings for taxpayers, according to the op-ed.
If the shutdown is just about "rhetorical bickering," it is a loss, the author states. "But if it proves that government is better when smaller, focusing only on essential functions that serve
Americans, then President Trump will achieve something great that Reagan was only bold enough to dream."
The writer of the op-ed, headlined "I'm a Senior Trump Official and I Hope a Long Shutdown Smokes out the Resistance," is described by website as a senior official in the Trump
administration “whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure.”
The President just shared an anonymous article from his own staff saying federal workers should quit.
Literally starving US workers out of their jobs to build a stupid fucking wall.
He doesn't care about anyone other than his core base.
What a fucking dipshit. Impeach him for derelect of his duty of office.
Every time I think this asshole's hit rock bottom, he busts out the fucking dynamite.
I was worried about this. There will be very long lasting repercussions to government jobs past the immediate shut down. People are going to be much more hesitant to work for the government if they won't know if they'll be funded for next year. Government jobs are meant to be the most stable of jobs, but thanks to this Russian agent idiot that's not going to be the case for at least a decade.
He doesn't even care about them, they just get him what he wants.
Loyalty doesn't put food ib the table especially not in the US where the common attitude seems to be that anyone who needs support for heslthcare or general welfare is a parasite who should be left to die.
I'd love to see a headline seeing Trump getting targeted or even killed by one of the people affected by this shitheel policy but that would mean someone losing their life or their freedom. But he and the GOP especially need to be made an example.
He doesn't even care about the wall at this point, he's rejected multiple bills that have him funding already, this its just a power play
This is the problem: people like Trump masturbate over the idea of small federal government, because the less regulation there is, the easier they can fleece you. So he doesn't actually care if the shutdown ever ends. He has no skin in the game. It's going to take the Republicans finally caving (or Trump's approvals reaching a critical point, they're steadily falling) to end this.
NPR has been interviewing out of work federal employees off and on the past couple of weeks.
One of them is a NASA cyber security employee working out of Silicone Valley. He said that he and his entire department went to work there "for the mission, not the pay because we could have made so much more in the private sector," but now he and his entire department may seek jobs elsewhere "because finding work with cyber security isn't that hard in Silicone Valley" if they can't put food on the table for their kids.
That, coupled with TSA workers calling out/doing shittier jobs means that Trump is endangering national security in amazing ways all for the sake of somehow improving national security with a mere wall.
It's a dangerous idea to assume this is JUST for the wall. The wall is his cassus belli, but he's clearly sticking by that excuse because out-and-out saying "I want to starve the federal government so we're forced to resort to hiring private agencies to do everything our federal agencies are supposed to" would hurt his chances even with the psycho lolbertarian crowd.
Silicon is for microchips, silicone is for caulking, surgical equipment, and fake titties.
Lets hope he never finds out about operation plowshare...
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The US has a humanitarian crisis, and the sole perpetrator of this crisis, is the current President who claims we have a humanitarian crisis at our border; which is a lie, because he's also a pathological liar.
I don't even know what humanitarian crisis at the border he's talking about. I mean, refugees seeking asylum being shoved into cages probably qualifies, but I doubt he loses much sleep over it.
I feel the riots will start soon -_-
Super Bowl might be delayed if air travel continues to be fucked up, it will be hell on earth.
I read that Trump's rejected multiple bills that had funding for border security but not what he was asking for the wall; do you have a source otherwise?
gotta, gotta reaalllly stoke that base trumpy, gotta stroke it reeeaaal hard.
You know, he probably sees furloughed as "laid off" which to a toxic Capitalist like him means "fired".
I think Trump as a next step should go full Ayn Rand and start a small village of visionaries, 100% free from troublesome money-seeking common workers.
There you have it, the president of the US...
Who the fuck keeps letting shit like this happen?
I want big, full page ads reading “Super Bowl indefinitely cancelled due to Trump refusing to reopen government” everywhere. “Football man no stand” will no longer be public enemy #1, it’ll be “Orange man no reopen government”!
Tim Kaine is mostly accurate about Trump nixing a $25 billion bo..
A bipartisan bill was past last year by both Democrats and Republicans in the House that offered $25 billion for the wall as well as providing a pathway for citizenship for people who had immigrated as children. Trump was initially in support of the bill but then turned around and became against it because it wouldn't tighten/restrict legal immigration. As a result of Trump turning against it, Mitch McConnell declared it unable to pass and the bill failed to get through the senate.
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Don't listen to GOP propaganda where they say that its the democrats who are unwilling to compromise. Trump rejects any bill that doesn't give him everything he wants and his opponents nothing. Even when democrats offered him the wall, he rejected it because they didn't go far enough.
Now he's shut down the government (again) over an amount of money even less than what he was offered ($5 billion instead of the $25 billion originally proposed in the DACA bill). The wall itself means nothing. Even if he got it, he would just keep asking for more and more harsh treatment of immigrants, legal or otherwise, because immigrants are the scapegoat which he uses to distract his supporters while he rummages through their pockets and abuses his position of power to make money for himself and his family.
Thanks guys; it was that bit about the funding in the proposed bill being $25 billion over ten years rather than the $5 billion he's asking for now that had me thinking it was something different.
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