Is the Shutdown Trump’s Briar Patch?

Sparta Report | 1/18/2019 | RockyMtnGirl
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Remember that very awesome article by a “Senior Trump Official” at the Daily Caller the other day? The one that said:

The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.

Thomas - Lifson - Thinker - Theory - Trump

Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker has an interesting theory about what Trump might actually be doing with this shutdown besides playing chicken with congressional Democrats over border security and The Wall™.

Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? In only five more days of the already “longest government shutdown in history” (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.

Lifson - References - Michael - Roberts - Article

Lifson references Michael Roberts’ article “Reduction in Force” which states:

When agencies furlough employees for more than 30 calendar days or 22...
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