Wednesday, January 23, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! PREZ TRUMP MAGA RUMORS OF RIFS THREATEN SHUT DOWN KANSAS CITY FED WORKERS!!!
Kansas City social media discourse on the topic of the border wall government shut down has sparked quite few interesting local interactions and the latest talking point has local fed workers TERRIFIED.
KANSAS CITY FED WORKERS REACH OUT TO OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY HOPING TALK OF A SHUT DOWN RIF (REDUCTION IN FORCE) AS PART OF THE PREZ TRUMP TRAP FOR DEMOCRATS ISN'T TRUE!!!
The PREZ TRUMP TRAP Premise . . .
MAGA advocates and scared Fed workers believe that the Prez is once again playing 3d chess and this shut down will trigger a massive layoff RIF in order to really drain the swamp and trim the government payroll.
There's actually a precedent for this . . . Nobody believed Prez Reagan would fire 11K air traffic controllers during a strike but he did.
To be fair and provide the whole story . . . Cooler heads are trying to confront this fear and remind fed workers that RIF policy triggered by a 30 day furlough is different under this circumstance. The fine print: "We are currently in an emergency, or "shutdown furlough" - not a planned "save money" furlough where RIF procedures might normally apply."
However, in this political climate and amid a historic shut down. Anybody who claims to know the future has a good chance of being totally wrong.
What we do know for certain . . .
KANSAS CITY FED WORKERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT RIF THREATS AND THEIR POLITICAL RESOLVE SEEMS TO BE QUICKLY FADING!!!
Bright side . . . Both Republican & Democratic workers are in the same boat given that the government is the largest single employer in Kansas City with more than 50K workers not including vendors & contract employees.
And so the shut down continues with no end in sight as a growing number of furloughed fed employees clamor online.
Check the links . . .
AT: Trump's shutdown trap?
Politico: Coast Guard's top admiral criticizes 'unacceptable' impact of the shutdown
FedWeek: Length of Furlough Doesn’t Trigger RIF Policies, Says OPM
AT: This emphatically does not rule out the shutdown trap hypothesis
Fox News: Cracks in border wall resistance? Pelosi facing Dem pressure to deal with Trump, end shutdown
CNBC: Voters want to end the government shutdown — and more of them think Trump should compromise
KCUR: The Government Shutdown Has Put 'Life On Hold' For These Kansas City Families
Vox: Lara Trump: the shutdown is a “little bit of pain” for workers, but worth it
Fox4: ‘Down to my last $20’: KC single mom doing her best to survive during shutdown
NBC: Pelosi tells Trump he can't deliver State of the Union in the House
Biz Insider: Trump's top economist said the government shutdown could cause a major mess for the US economy
Developing . . .