Despite his promises, it’s possible that unemployment will go up under a Donald Trump administration — but it’s not what you might think.
Some of the folks on that unemployment line will deserve to be there, at least if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can be believed. What he said at a closed door meeting during the Republican National Convention should worry a very particular group of “workers.”
The Hill reports that while Trump is talking about slashing Washington, D.C.’s bloated bureaucracy, Obama might try to stop him while he still can:
Christie, who also leads Trump’s White House transition team, said he fears Obama may convert his appointees to civil servants, who would be harder to remove, Reuters reported.
“It’s called burrowing,” Christie said. “You take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side in order to try to set up … roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the [Bill] Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House.
“One of the things I have suggested to Donald is that we have to immediately ask the Republican Congress to change the civil service laws. Because if they do, it will make it a lot easier to fire those people,” Christie said.
It’s been a sweet ride for eight (or more) years, Washington time servers, but it sounds like your days leeching off taxpayers may be winding down.
Credit: The Political Insider