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Tillerson Cuts 2,300 Jobs From Bloated State Department

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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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Google says median salary for government employees is around $85,000. 2300 employees thus saves ~$195 million a year.

Trump is on pace to cost the taxpayers around $120 million in the first year for his vacations to Florida, not counting the security detail for private business trips for family members.

So, basically it's a trade of 2300 jobs for a year and a half of Mar-a-lago.

I'm all for cutting unnecessary jobs, but it's a bit hard to take the administration seriously when they spend unashamedly on themselves. You would think a billionaire would offer to cover the security detail himself, if he wanted to vacation frequently, right?




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: Kharron
Google says median salary for government employees is around $85,000. 2300 employees thus saves ~$195 million a year.

Trump is on pace to cost the taxpayers around $120 million in the first year for his vacations to Florida, not counting the security detail for private business trips for family members.

So, basically it's a trade of 2300 jobs for a year and a half of Mar-a-lago.

I'm all for cutting unnecessary jobs, but it's a bit hard to take the administration seriously when they spend unashamedly on themselves. You would think a billionaire would offer to cover the security detail himself, if he wanted to vacation frequently, right?


2300 jobs not required are cut.
Security that is required is funded.
Overall net saving.
What is not to like???

Your logic seems to be that non-productive jobs should be kept and money wasted if other money is being spent on security. Strange logic.
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
Overall net saving.


Where's the overall net savings in a trade of 2300 jobs for a year and a half of Mar-a-lago trips?

Will Trump be leaving office in less than a year and a half?



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: redmage

originally posted by: UKTruth
Overall net saving.


Where's the overall net savings in a trade of 2300 jobs for a year and a half of Mar-a-lago trips?

Will Trump be leaving office in less than a year and a half?


The numbers quoted were $195m a year savings and $120m a year costs on security. The maths seem to work out to suggest a saving based on those numbers.


Necessary security and unnecessary jobs. All seems to make sense.
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Fair enough. I misread the figures.

Amazing that a year and a half of his weekend Mar-a-lago trips is the equivalent of 2300 middle class jobs needing elimination, and we've still gotta come up with the bill for a likely 2 1/2 more years beyond that.

I guess it then boils down to trusting that these jobs are truly non-productive, or if this will leave the State Department understaffed and unable to function the way it should.
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