Not needed now or later

October 4, 2013 

I wonder how many of the 3,300 non-essentials/not needed federal government employees, who are in effect employed in the federal government's gigantic welfare program, are able to look at themselves in the mirror and claim to be an important cog necessary in keeping the military operational.

These non-essential/not needed federal employees are actually on the taxpayer-funded federal welfare program. We not only fund their salaries but in effect pay their federal or state taxes. The money they pay their taxes with is, guess what, taxes they milked the American taxpayer out of.

So we hope their ego is deflated to the extent they will resign and get a real job, a job in which they contribute to reducing the size of the federal employee welfare program.

Lee Harris


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