How many ways has the Trump administration crapped on the public servants they don’t want to pay? Here’s a couple, maybe you’ve heard more:
- Coast Guard families are encouraged to have garage sales instead of a paycheck.
- Hey, those federal workers were going to take vacation over Christmas anyway, so this is like double pay (since they’ll get paid for their vacation).
Today’s Post reports that Craigslist and Facebook are full of ads from unpaid workers selling stuff to make ends meet. Air traffic controllers are getting $0.00 paystubs (because, in Stupidland, printing paystubs is mission critical, but paying mission critical employees is not).
Trump’s team is finding high-visibility federal programs and pushing funding to them, which is a blatant power grab from Congress that is politically difficult to oppose loudly. I still don’t see how this ends without a lot more pain, especially if Trump gets away with selectively funding parts of government.