One of the things that annoys me most about the state is its constant empty promises. It’s always promising us great things include free healthcare, protection from predatory businesses, and roads but never actually delivers. In keeping with this tradition the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has begun hinting at a possible 10 day shutdown due to sequestration:
FBI officials are hinting that the agency might furlough employees for more than 10 weekdays and shut down its offices on those dates if the government-wide spending cuts known as the sequester continue through the next fiscal year.
Such a plan would affect FBI personnel more than the agency’s current sequester measures, which do not involve unpaid leave. It would also impact investigations and intelligence gathering, as only essential employees would remain on the job during furlough days.
It sounds too good to be true. 10 days without the FBI manufacturing terrorists to stop? I’m disappointed that the FBI would offer us such hope only to dash it by not shutting down.