Sometimes we think we don’t have the power to stop an out-of-control government and its irresponsible spending. Then again, sometimes we have more power than we think…
The Treasury Department is scrapping plans to hire a cartoonist to lighten the mood of its employees who manage the nation’s $1.2 trillion debt, after a senator questioned its merits. The cartoonist would have been hired by Treasury’s Bureau of Public Debt, which accounts for borrowed federal spending, at a time Congress is embroiled in a debate about increased government spending.
“Our training staff felt that at a time when employees are working extra hours, it might have been helpful,” said Kim Treat, a spokesman for the bureau. But the effort was canceled because it had become “more of a distraction than an opportunity,” he said.
Nice spin, but once the “job description” was unveiled, the American people had a collective WTF moment, heard loud and clear by the elected.