If you wanted something to worry about, you came to the right place. This Twitter thread kept me up late the other night:
The leadership of the Office of Management and Budget reportedly plans to reclassify the vast majority of its workforce into a new employment category, removing job protections and effectively making them at-will employees.
Last month, President Trump signed an executive order creating a new Schedule F within the excepted service for employees “in confidential, policy-determining, policy-making and policy-advocating positions” and instructing agencies to identify and transfer competitive service employees that meet that description into the new job classification, an initiative that could strip hundreds of thousands of federal workers of their civil service protections.
What seems obvious is that Prznint Stupid intended to You’re Fired career civil service employees if they did not pass his loyalty oath tests administered by Johnny McEntee, who runs the Office of Presidential Personnel to weed out “Never Trumpers” from the administration. Prznint Stupid, of course, was assuming the Fourth Reich was re-elected.
But now that he does NOT have a second term, he’s gonna fire civil servants throughout the gubmint on his way out the door to punish us for not re-electing him. It also has the added benefit of crippling the emerging Biden Administration.
Yes, he’s throwing cinder blocks from the overpass. Again.
So what can we do?
I know I’m always asking you guys to call/write your representatives, but Jeebus Lizard, please call/write your representatives and tell them to co-sponsor this bill. If enough of us do this we can smother Schedule F in its crib.