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Friday, June 01, 2018

The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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They may be a generally right biased source, but this article looks to be a short list of statistics. Take it for what it's worth.

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Think about these numbers when you wait on hold for the IRS, SS, Medicare, etc. This is a conservative tactic to make government our enemy by making it so inconvenient to deal with it. "Hey, let's privatize SS, because we don't like being on hold for hours because of the lazy federal employees."

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-01 12:02 PM | Reply

Interesting since he's actually expanding the reach of government into our daily lives. less people doing more things = so much winning.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-06-01 12:08 PM | Reply

More money for him.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-06-01 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

qz.com

Obama cut numbers as well.

not a "whatabout" but just to clarify. I'm not complaining about anything.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-01 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obama cut numbers as well. - #4 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-01 12:24 PM
That may have been true in the middle of his time in office (your article is from 2014), but it doesn't appear to be true over his full term:

President Obama will set a record for the size of the basic federal workforce, leaving office with more than 1.4 million people collecting government salaries in the civilian agencies in 2017, according to the budget he delivered to Congress on Tuesday.

It's a 10 percent jump from the time he took office in 2009 but less than the 17 percent hike under his Republican predecessor, President George W. Bush.

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#5 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-06-01 01:09 PM | Reply

A good start.

#6 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-06-01 05:05 PM | Reply

A good start.

#6 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Yeah, who needs a functional state department office or functional government for that matter?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-01 08:49 PM | Reply

Yeah, who needs a functional state department office

You could probably cut 14,000 employees out of State Department and make if far more functional than it is now.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-01 09:57 PM | Reply

#8 is that a statement backed by experience and facts or just ideology?

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-02 02:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Step by step, inch by inch -- whatever it takes, even dribbles and drams, as one must start somewhere to shrink our bloated federal bureaucracy. Hey libbies, think of it this way, with less govt employees means more monies for your favorite give away programs :)

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-06-03 12:20 AM | Reply

Hey libbies, think of it this way, with less govt employees means more monies for your favorite give away programs :)
#10 | POSTED BY MSGT

That doesn't make any sense at all.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-03 01:49 AM | Reply

What is fun about a thread like this is nobody even knows what the optimal level of staffing is for the federal government.

Personally, I think the government tries to do WAY too much and does very little of it well.

If our government focused solely on its core functions it could actually be effective.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-03 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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