Gov't posts thousands of jobs since start of spending cuts
Nearly 2,600 positions open
- Duration 4:02
- Date Mar 13, 2013
Nearly 2,600 positions open
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-- Obama administration canceling tours of the White House says you probably of her -- now they say that it's necessary.
Because they had to do some budget cuts that affect a Secret Service and that that overflowed.
Into having some difficulty keeping the -- going as we head into the big spring season but a quick search.
Finds it's the same government says that it can pay for the people's house to stay open to the public.
Also posted nearly 2600.
New government job openings.
Since the automatic spending cuts -- didn't.
The sun doesn't seem like there -- let's bring in Stephen Morris yeah economic strata for the last teacher -- You know I mean it's it's a little mind boggling when you when he gets in the sequester cuts in all the jobs in layoffs and got a whole list of people who were told that.
Their jobs -- in jeopardy why would the White House be posting 2600 new job opening Stephen.
-- and maybe some of these federal administrators were dropped on the job.
You know I've looked at these numbers is infuriating as you know -- I live in Northern Virginia a lot of people in my neighborhood down the street from me are being furloughed for -- -- from their jobs.
Meanwhile the federal government is hiring 2600.
New workers and by the way I looked at the list of a lot of those job positions they're not urgent and essential employees.
Martha we're talking about library and sociologists.
I'll lawyers in I don't think that there's an urgent need for a bat at a time when we're laying off air traffic controller.
Yeah I mean 909.
Are posted in veterans affairs.
But I you know and I think when you look distant bad alone a lot of people think bracken a very good job of taking care of our veterans in this country.
But apparently they they have 909 positions open to help better that situation as opposed.
Agriculture that's where we heard that the meat inspections.
Were very much in danger and that you might be eating things that were unsafe.
And yet they posted a 150 new jobs that they're gonna try to fill in agriculture.
Yet at and that's just amazing figure out not making this up -- that.
That one of the jobs as an agriculture.
Librarian package does that sound like it's a high priority to you at a time when we have the federal government saying they may have I shut down the hours that they Yellowstone National Park that they have -- a layoff you know as you said -- meat inspectors and that they have to lay -- air traffic controllers I think it's.
It's -- real question -- a priority as a nation -- we actually.
Cutting the things the way store we caught in the -- and and as I look at what's happened last week or two I would have to say a lot of the most sensitive services are the ones that are getting cut first.
You know it just also gives you know it's an eye opener in terms of that the just massive bureaucracy that exists in Washington where.
One hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing right so I mean it it would be perfectly possible to me at the White House and won't you know clearly we're not gonna hire anyone until after the semesters over.
But the fact is that you know there's so much time spent on optics.
-- you know.
And how things luck and this looks a lot Rosie I mean it just is it it.
-- it looks terrible.
It does look terrible I was just looking it up a recent poll that asked the average American how much money.
Do you think that goes to Washington is wasted Arafat and the median answer of American voters was about 25 to 30% -- a lot of people are scratching their heads saying.
Why is that the these things we really care about what I said services -- for veterans are getting -- when the things that really don't matter -- and I think again that gets the question of management of this.
I -- some really large federal bureaucracy which as you know is the biggest bureaucracy in the world.
Yeah it's somewhere any drive around Washington he can't believe the size of the buildings and you just wonder I mean no doubt their people in their does some good things but do you need that many -- what what you know I don't Saturday night a little employees -- veterans affairs when with -- -- where there don't seem to be serving the needs do you remember.
The that the Obama Ross Perot joke or when the US Department of Agriculture building -- an employee was crying so why you practice up my farmer died -- that you know that that we've got well personally I announce my parents -- my share this Steve thank you.
Great to be with -- --