Since the sequester took effect the federal government has advertized for nearly 2,600 new jobs – including lawyers, librarians and sociologists.
Stephen Moore from the Wall Street Journal took a look at the numbers.
Via America’s Newsroom:
Investor’s Business Daily has more:
Over a hundred jobs are at Homeland Security, which is letting criminal aliens go despite billions unspent from last fiscal year, with hundreds more jobs available at an Interior Department that warns of park closings.
“We’re doing our very best to minimize the impacts of sequester. But there’s only so much I can do,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said.
With regard to the release of illegal aliens from detention in anticipation of cuts due to sequestration, “I’m supposed to have 34,000 detention beds for immigration. How do I pay for those?”
Well, Madam Secretary, like other federal departments and agencies that have offered apocalyptic scenarios of tainted food and grounded planes, you can simply stop advertising and hiring new employees, while not replacing those who leave or quit.
It’s a money-saving process common in the business world. It’s called attrition.
A search of the USA Jobs federal employment website by Pajamas Media, filtered for positions in the U.S. and posted over the past 10 days, yielded 2,596 results, a staggering number of proposed new hires by an administration that halts White House tours that cost less money over a year than one presidential vacation.