President Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was hired to do — clean out the bloated federal government and drain the swamp.
In former President Obama’s first six months in office, his administration hired a stunning 60,000 new federal employees.
But Trump, however, is a completely different story — in his first six months, he’s fired over 11,000 federal employees.
According to Government Executive reports, nearly 10,000 federal employees have been cut from the payroll in the first six months of his presidency.
Government Executive states: “A July jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday showed non-postal federal agencies employed 2,188,900 workers at the end of the month, down 2,200 from June and 10,700 from January, when Trump took office.”
The 2013 sequestration triggered by the 2011 Budget Control Act forced agencies to cut roughly 57,000 jobs, the largest plunge in any single year since 1997.
As Jazz Shaw pointed out at HotAir:
“Over the past two years there were a total of 50K federal workers added to the previous staffing levels in 2015 and 2016. Barack Obama added 60K in his first six months in office and George W. Bush inflated the rolls by 36K during the same period of his first term.”
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