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Opinion Column by John Semmens
"Devastating" Federal Payroll Cut
News that the Trump Administration has eliminated 24,000 federal government jobs was described as "devastating" by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). The cut amounts to less than 1% of the total federal government workforce.
"Taking a 'meat axe' approach is destroying the finely tuned machine that kept America humming during the eight years President Obama ran the country. Federal workers are the employees who make the rules that tell everyone else what to do. The loss of so many vital cogs in the machinery of government will no doubt lead to widespread confusion and chaos."
"Not only will the nation suffer from Trump's ignorance of how the country works, but the human cost to these hard-working public servants will be severe," she added. "Unlike the skills needed to thrive in the private sector, the skills of crafting regulations and processing forms are not easily transferab
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