We’re well into the new year, and the government shutdown continues.
The NYT published this in response:
800,000 federal employees are furloughed or working without pay during the shutdown. That is more than double the number of people who work for Target, and 16 times the size of the entire coal mining industry. https://t.co/LUhfe0odC1
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 5, 2019
Hooooly CRAP, that’s a lot of people.
ESPECIALLY when you take into account that these are all considered “non-essential” positions. As in – positions that could probably be taken over by the states or privatized, if you get down to it.
This speaks volumes, and probably not in the way the NY Times intended. https://t.co/JRwICjklrS
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) January 6, 2019
A LOT of people are all coming to the same conclusion here:
So, you’re saying we have WAY too many federal employees?
— coyote_50 (@coyote_50) January 6, 2019
Wow. What a great example showing that government is way too large.
— Camacho2020! (@jcschmieder) January 5, 2019
Just proof that our govt is too damn big!
— President Camacho (@BrawndoLabs) January 6, 2019
Sounds like we have too many people working for the government
— Ron Solo (@RonSoloSwanson) January 6, 2019
The government is way too big.
— John Doiron and 437 others (@jfd1965) January 6, 2019
Wow. Talk about BIG government.
— #RaiseYourHorns🤘🏼 (@LainWalk) January 6, 2019
Only 20% of a government too. The vast majority is still working unaffected by the shutdown
— Shawn (@Swhit310) January 6, 2019
Good job, NYT.