I saw a short clip of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood grousing about the potential of 70,000 US Department of Transportation workers being sent home if Congress doesn’t pass a bill that the President will sign to increase the debt limit. That brings to light a couple of questions:
Why the hell are we paying for 70,000 transportation workers? The Army probably doesn’t have that many infantry soldiers.
What in the hell do they plan to do with the $79 BILLION they asked for in 2011? I’m seeing a huge opportunity for savings here.
What the hell did they do with the $742.5 Million dollars in bogus Stimulus they got? No doubt it all used up buying a bunch of highway signs proclaiming that work wasn’t actually being done. Shovel Ready – remember?
Did it escape the notice of the Secretary of Transportation that 318,000 Americans filed for unemployment the same week? I think that it would probably do everybody in the entire Department of Transportation some good to sit at home and contemplate how 14,100,000 of their fellow Americans who are out of work feel.
Does your television set get Fox News Mr. Secretary or just the Communist News Network (CNN)? If you were paying attention you would have noticed new unemployment claims that have been averaging more than 400,000 a week now that Barack the wonder Socialist has been running the show.
Why pray tell should the Department of Transportation be staffed at 100% when 9.2% of Americans are out of work? I think that the Department of Transportation – in fact staffing in all non-Defense departments of the
government should immediately be reduced to 91.8% of their authorized strength (except the ATF that should be reduced to 0% of their authorized strength). United States
This doesn’t have anything to do with Ray LaHood and only remotely deals with Transportation, but President Obama should cut his vacation time by 9.2% as well. Given what he, Michelle, and the girls are spending in Spain, Hawaii, South Africa, Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, Brazil, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon --- shaving 9.2% should be a tidy sum.