Republican Obstructionists Prepare for Forced Furloughs Akin to Akin

(Washington, DC — January 21, 2018) – Day 2 of the Federal government shutdown arrived with Congress showing little or no movement on ending the standoff that has shuttered the Federal government for the first time since 2013. They can’t even agree on what to call #Shutdown2018 . For their part, Republicans are calling the…

For Republicans, the CHIPs are Down

(Washington, DC — January 20, 2018) – Recriminations continued on the first day of Shutdown 2018, making it less likely that a breakthrough would come before millions of non-essential Federal government employees and Federal contractors go back to work. At least one White House idiot – um, official – appeared to relish the prospect of…

House with No Ethics Seeks to Eliminate Ethics Oversight Office

(Washington, DC — January 4, 2017) – Blatant stupidity from House Republicans turned what should have been a day of celebration into 2017’s version of Nazi Germany’s 1933 Reichstag Fire. Upon these ashes will they drag America into the abyss. Yesterday saw the swearing in of the 115th Congress, allowing Republicans to take firm control…

Boehner Resigned to His Fate

(Washington, DC — September 25, 2015) – What’s the best way to take the public’s mind off Congressional financial mismanagement which is slated to cost the country tens of billions of dollars in just a few days? Resign. Such is the choice of John Boehner (R-OH), who announced this morning that he’s resigning both as…

Federal Employees’ Viewpoint for 2014 Continues Downward Trend

(Washington, DC) – The results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) are in. And they’re not good. The FEVS is commissioned by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Sent out whenever OPM feels like it, the FEVS accepts input from current Federal employees and ranks their concerns and opinions about their jobs, their…