If they prove to be as obdurate and malodorous after the 20th of January, Congress is preparing to use napalm and other scorched earth tactics to take them down.
House Republicans this week reinstated an arcane procedural rule that enables lawmakers to reach deep into the budget and slash the pay of an individual federal worker — down to $1 — a move that threatens to upend the 130-year-old civil service.
The Holman Rule, named after an Indiana congressman who devised it in 1876, empowers any member of Congress to propose amending an appropriations bill to single out a government employee or cut a specific program.I can live with that. There are a lot of bureaucrats who are willing to go to the wall in order to defend the indefensible and it is time to rein them in because we don't work for them, they work for us. They've mostly lost sight of that over the last 60 years.