The sacred trinity of government workers – teachers, firefighters and police, are ALWAYS trotted out for any and all budget fights. Any time budget cuts are brought up, the trinity is mentioned. Liberal politicians site them as the reason for tax increases, otherwise some of the trinity will be laid off. Conservatives are castigated for threatening to fire/lay off some of the trinity for every budget cut.
Never are the bureaucrats mentioned. The mid-level administrators, the drones in the EPA, the GSA employees with the time to make videos – none of those jobs are ever offered up by the liberal ruling class for cutting.
Predictably, the Obama administration has trotted out the holy liberal trinity of jobs justifying outrageous spending as the reason to spend MORE taxpayer money. Obviously, no one wants a community without teachers, firefighters and police.
This guy, and those like him, we can do without:
OF COURSE Obama doesn’t mean he would only hire firefighters, police and teachers. OF COURSE not. He means to expand the rolls of government employees in every sector, needed or not. But lets force this administration to explicitly say what government jobs they mean to create, what fresh new government hell they mean to unleash.
Call the bluff – craft legislation that would allow the hiring of teachers, firefighters and police. ONLY. That’s it. Just the trinity. I would add, funding is only provided when these people are hired under a reasonable contract that includes contributions to their own health care and retirement. There can be absolutely no provision for hiring of anyone other than a teacher, firefighter or policeman/woman. Definitions of those jobs must be included. Public school teachers only.
That would be fun to watch.