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A shutdown is a good time to see how much waste there is in government

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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by Tony Lee

More than nine out of every ten employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are considered "non-essential" and have been furloughed in the federal government's shutdown.

Reuters obtained an EPA guidance in which the agency said it would "classify 1,069 employees, out of 16,205, as essential," which is about 6.6% of the agency's workforce, in the event of a government shutdown, which occurred on Tuesday.


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by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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romalove
by Roma on Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM

I went out with a friend last night to a dinner and painting event at a local restaurant, and she had another friend with her who works for the national parks service and is currently furloughed due to the shutdown.  They are "hopeful" to be back by Monday but have no idea if that will or won't happen.  

I wonder how it feels to be considered "non-essential".

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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Because they are seen as "non essential " you say they are waste?

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