Skip to comments.Here's The GOP's First Counteroffer To Delay The Sequester
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:35:19 AM PST by 11th_VA
Congressional Republicans are preparing their first counteroffer to President Barack Obama to avert the across-the-board cuts of the looming sequester, a House GOP aide confirmed this morning.
Politico, which first reported the news, said that top Republican members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are formulating a proposal that would delay the sequester for a year by slashing the federal workforce by 10 percent. The House GOP aide said this would be done solely through attrition, a gradual reduction in the federal workforce.
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Agree. It will be the coalition of Dems and the GOP-E that will pass the compromise necessary to keep the spending going. They will just further marginalize the Tea Party, which will eventually lead to the formation of a Third Party. The GOP-E is helping the Dems to destroy the opposition.
Eight Deuce on the loose
The Reduction in Force was last implemented under Eisenhower in the 50s to reduce bloat caused by massive increases in government jobs due to WWII and Korea.
Not only did they reduce employment hiring to replace workers, almost all civil service employees got ‘bumped’ down a notch or two in their pay grade.
My mother worked for the 4th Army in San Antonio, and someone with more senior status took her job and she had to move down to a lower paying job and grade. In personal terms for our family it was a financial hardship.
It can be done if Congress has the will and a President who will agree. Probably a dead issue because of Obama and his debts to the government employees unions.