Friday, April 08, 2011
a shutdown forces useless bureaucrats to confront their own uselessness
Over at Politico Meredith Shiner has a good article on the office morale problems that are caused when congress members must designate their employees as either "essential" or "non-essential" when it comes to shutting down the government.
When it comes to cutting the budget, shouldn't these non-essential people be the first ones on the chopping block? I mean if there's ever at time to unload unnecessary bulk from our spending burden, this would be it. Keep the service personnel like janitors, lawn mowers, cafeteria workers, etc. They should start lopping off bureaucrats by the thousands from the regulatory agencies to begin with. None of them are essential nor do they produce any good or service. They exist to limit the liberties of productive Americans and little else. Give them all pink slips and say "good riddance".