As if we needed any more reasons to love Trump’s budget, CNN is whining about the budget proposal affecting tens of thousands of lazy, overpaid government workers. CNN thinks this is a bad thing, when it couldn’t be any more the opposite. Cutting the fat out of the government begins with getting rid of thousands of lazy, government workers.
|Trump’s budget would hit tens of thousands of federal workers|
The budget proposal he unveiled Thursday would slash discretionary spending at many agencies, with the exception of defense and border enforcement. While the document doesn’t specify how many jobs would be cut, experts say tens of thousands of government jobs could be eliminated if Congress approves this budget.
“It’s ironic since President Trump says he cares about American jobs,” said Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal workers. She said these jobs are critical to minorities and veterans, who make up a bigger percentage of the federal work force than in the private sector.
“[Federal jobs] are a very important means to gaining middle class status for women and minorities, as is has been for generations,” Simon said.
The U.S. government has just over 2 million civilian employees, not including the Postal Service, which is an independent agency that is not funded by taxpayers. Walmart (WMT), the nation’s largest private sector employer, has 1.5 million U.S. employees.
Normal Americans earn an average of about $51,000 per year. These lazy government workers earn on average $81,665.