To the Bone

A two-year freeze on the pay of Federal workers? Too little, Mr. President, and too late. It should have been done two years ago, even if only as a symbolic gesture to show that Washington was sharing some of American’s pain.

But now? Now across-the-board cuts are required. Pay needs to be reduced by at least ten percent — a trifle, considering Federal workers earn double their private sector counterparts in pay and benefits. And a headcount reduction of ten percent, too — which is another trifle, considering the hiring spree this Administration has been on.

Maybe we could start with those 16,000 IRS agents about to be hired to enforce the “these aren’t taxes” provisions of Obamacare.