For eight years we’ve watched as liberals have gleefully urged the Obama administration to demolish jobs in the coal, gas, and oil industries because it offends their delicate nature. They didn’t care that their actions would push families into poverty, their answer was to increase the welfare rolls, hand out more food stamps and live off the government dole.
We’ve watched them defend inept government workers who have caused real damage to Americans and the economy merely because the offenders are Democrats and think like they do. Even when those federal employees have done the unthinkable by gasp, harming the environment, liberal Democrats had their back.
For eight years we’ve watched as the ranks and pleasures of the federal government grew, and as those wheels finally grind to a stop, Democrats are screaming whiplash.
President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are drawing up plans to take on the government bureaucracy they have long railed against, by eroding job protections and grinding down benefits that federal workers have received for a generation.Hiring freezes, an end to automatic raises, a green light to fire poor performers, a ban on union business on the government’s dime and less generous pensions – these are the contours of the blueprint emerging under Republican control of Washington in January.
“Eroding” job protections that make it impossible to fire government employees, even when they are responsible for millions of taxpayer dollars in cost overruns at a VA hospital? “A green light to fire poor performers” who cause environmental disasters on the Animas River? Or create illegal waitlists at VA hospitals that results in the deaths of veterans?
These job protections they speak of, is that when it’s your company’s turn to suffer a massive layoff but you were protected because you worked hard?
We don’t think so. And the benefits of hefty retirement sharing programs are a ghost of the past for nearly everyone except government workers. Here’s another shock bureaucrats will have to contend with; they don’t really get to keep their doctors.
It sounds like what government workers are really facing is a hefty dose of reality that the rest of us have dealt with for the past eight years.
Welcome to our world.