I’m confused. We are told that government is bloated, but when sequestration takes effect federal departments like the Federal Aviation Administration go directly to functions that most directly affect their mission to make the first cuts (“House OKs bill ending FAA furloughs.”) Shouldn’t those be the last cuts?
Has each federal department really cut each redundant clerk, or not-so-redundant clerk whose job could be shared, to try to make up the money? Or is this just the “I’ll show you” tantrum in response to congressional cuts? We frequently hear national belt-tightening compared to household belt-tightening. However, in the household every effort is made to keep as many of the household functions as normal as possible. Clearly, the point of the cuts in the federal departments is to make the public feel as much inconvenience as possible. Whoever wins this power struggle, the people lose.
Subscribers get total access to this story, and all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive content. Subscribe today, or try a 24-hour or 7-day digital pass.
Registered Post Subscriber — Sign me in.Sign In
Post Print Subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
All Day Access — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
All Week Access — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7 days
All Access, All the Time — Print & DigitalView Offers