Per an unsigned op-ed in the White House leak-nozzle Daily Caller, the United States government being shut down is a feature, not a bug. Go to Talking Points Memo if you want more insight without the risk of infection.
“…many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce” and that “we do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them.”
–Unnamed Senior White House Official
So an unnamed Trump leaker is putting out the message to the troops in Right Wing Blog-O-Sphere that all those fat, lazy no-show bastards holding up the TSA checkpoints and doling out the welfare checks are better off gone for good. Cue union shutdowns in 3,2 ……..
Oh, but then King Lear can fire the unions en masse ala Reagan with the traffic controllers. More benefit to the anarchists? Make no mistake, Trump wrote this.
“Now that we are shut down, not only are we identifying and eliminating much of the sabotage and waste, but we are finally working on the president’s agenda,” the official wrote, adding in conclusion: “Wasteful government agencies are fighting for relevance but they will lose. Now is the time to deliver historic change by cutting them down forever.”
This is truly the scary stuff. Sorry for the buzz-kill.