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Or the Federal Goobermint either, apparently.

In Shutdown Month: Federal Government Added 1,000 Jobs

Uhm. Wait, what?!?

Even though the federal government was in partial shutdown for most of January, it still managed to increase its employees by 1,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In December 2018, according to BLS, the federal government employed 2,799,000 workers. In January, it employed 2,800,000.

The BLS’s employment report said that with this net increase of 1,000 federal workers federal employment was “essentially unchanged” in January. It also noted that federal worker who were furloughed during the shutdown were counted as employed because they will be getting paid for the time that they did not work.

Which only goes to show that our zombie-like federal Leviathan staggers blindly on doing whatever it damned well pleases regardless of…well, of anything at all. At this point It has taken on a life of its own; its processes, systems, and functions are autonomic and grind independently on without reference to external influence or contraints. It will not, it cannot, be stopped or even slowed by any known peaceable means, evidently.

TINVOWOOT, folks.

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