Federal employees have come under unprecedented attack under the Trump administration with the recent Executive Orders and a series of Republican proposals.
Under the Republican plan outlined here, all current and future federal employees would be hit with astonishingly higher retirement contributions while at the same time reducing benefits.
The author of this article states it well. Federal employees themselves (collectively speaking) are responsible for the economic pain on the horizon.
Whoever controls the Senate is likely to control the outcome of much of the federal pay and benefit cuts proposed by Republicans and the Trump Administration.
The president’s workplace policies are being hit politically and legally, from Republicans and Democrats, and by multiple union lawsuits.
Federal employee pay and benefits have been a target of Republicans for a long time and to be fair, to a much lesser degree, even Democrats (remember the Obama federal pay freeze)
A Trump spokesperson who offers “alternative facts” if the real facts do not fit the president’s cartoonish view of the world.
What most people agree with, including many of his own supporters, is that Trump is a “shapeshifter” constantly changing positions and never discussing any position in substance or depth or with accuracy.