President Obama is doing his best to put the final exclamation point on his legacy of “Worst President Ever!” In recent weeks Obama has screwed over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an insulting resettlement vote at the UN, kicked out 35 Russian diplomats, expanded the federal land grab in Utah and Nevada, pardoned a record number of criminals, set free more prisoners/terrorists at Guantanamo, and added 3,853 new regulations.
Now, Obama and his administration are trying to hire as many federal employees as possible. That’s right! Obama is expanding government even more because he knows, once Trump is president there will be a hiring freeze on federal employees. So until then, it’s mad frenzy of hiring – hiring as many federal employees as possible prior to January 20th. Talk about a socialist destructionist. Just another arrogant act by a lame duck president.
H/T The Washington Post:
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.
Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews.
The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration — a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its relationship with Israel and the issuance of new sanctions against Russia over its role in hacking incidents tied to the election.
Sean Spicer, the incoming White House press secretary, said in an interview late Friday that an agreement was struck in November that no new hires would be made after Dec. 1.
“After the election, the current administration notified us there would be a hiring freeze as of Dec. 1,” he said. “The understanding was that there would be a full accounting of anyone put on the payroll after then.”
White House Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman Shannon Buckingham said in an email early Saturday, “On Dec. 7, the administration imposed a moratorium on the hiring of senior executives within the civil service, known as the Senior Executive Service or SES.”
The internal pressure to hire is so intense in some corners of the government that at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is bringing on hundreds of employees, human-resources officials were ordered to cancel their year-end holiday vacations to process paperwork and make offers to new hires.
The agencies rushing to bring on new employees include not just Fish and Wildlife but also the Transportation Security Administration, the National Park Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and parts of the Agriculture and Labor departments.
Trump has promised that in his first 100 days in office he will freeze hiring by not replacing employees who leave, regardless of their workload or workforce needs. The military and employees serving in public health and safety roles would be exempt, according to the president-elect’s Contract with the American Voter. The president-elect described the freeze as part of a broader effort to “cleanup the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC.”
Of course this hiring frenzy of federal employees is all part of Obama’s plan…one more kick in the stomach for US taxpayers before the door hits him on the way out. Obama knows by hiring all these additional employees it makes it harder for Trump to get rid of them prior to implementing a hiring freeze, which is what Trump has promised to help to decrease our national debt.
Of course what does Obama care if he adds more to our national debt? He’s already added over $10 trillion to our national debt of over $19 trillion. That’s more than ALL the other presidents combined before him.
Yep! No doubt about it. Obama’s legacy: “Worst President EVER!”
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