I often wonder how could ANYBODY that works for the US Government vote for a President that thinks you’re shit?
On the sixth day of the ongoing partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter and suggested thousands of federal employees temporarily out of work are simply pawns in a larger political game.
“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?” the president taunted, reiterating his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a wall along the southern border.
Anyone surprised to see the president drag the voting preferences of furloughed workers into this fight hasn’t been paying much attention to Trump’s relationship with those who do the government’s work. He has been provoking federal workers since pretty much the day he assumed office ― whether it’s threatening a pay freeze, trying to strip away job protections or equating civil servants with a bloated and corrupt “swamp.”
To those who advocate for federal employees, the shutdown is part of a larger pattern with the White House.
“It’s almost as if we have an administration that is at war with its own workforce,” said Jacque Simon, policy director at the American Federation of Government Employees, a union representing 700,000 government workers. “It’s been an ongoing assault on the economic interests of federal employees.”…