Paul Ryan wants to cut more federal workers
March 13th, 2013
08:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan wants to cut more federal workers

Washington (CNNMoney) – Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants to cut the federal government workforce by 10% - some 210,000 jobs - through a two-year hiring freeze.

It's part of his budget proposal released Tuesday. The move would save $49 billion in his broader plan to get rid of federal deficits by 2023. Ryan takes further aim at federal workers by proposing they pay more toward their pensions, saving another $132 billion in 10 years.

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  1. Anthony

    And of course just as long as he doesn't have to pay more towards HIS pension..... typical republican, just as long as it's someone else

    March 13, 2013 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Ed1

    Our Government is way to big and the cuts are needed so we are the Government by the people and for the people not the other way around as it is now.

    March 13, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  3. Just a thought

    Look at these fools, acting as if they are somehow saving america from the bad black man. Hypocrits one and all. Where was this state of conscious and concern when "Lil Dubya" was in office? Oh wait; Let me put in a disclaimer for the idiots.....YES WE STILL BLAME BUSH ! ONLY MORONS FORGET WHAT CAUSED THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.....So if you are asking intelligent folks to forget Bush, chances are you ride the stupid train

    March 13, 2013 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ah, yes. Mr. Paul Ryan. Wants to eliminate peoples jobs simply because he has the power to do so. Where have I seen this scenario play out before?

    March 13, 2013 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Catmandew

    We have too big a government anyway so that will help alleviate that. Government employees get far too many benefits. Especially congressmen, presidents, judges and cabinet officials. We need to cut 30% off those folks pay off the top!

    March 13, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. Just a thought

    I earlier said.......
    Look at these fools, acting as if they are somehow saving america from the bad black man. Hypocrits one and all. Where was this state of conscious and concern when "Lil Dubya" was in office? Oh wait; Let me put in a disclaimer for the idiots.....YES WE STILL BLAME BUSH ! ONLY MORONS FORGET WHAT CAUSED THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.....So if you are asking intelligent folks to forget Bush, chances are you ride the stupid train
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    It just dawned on me why Jindal said ....the Republicans should stop being the stupid party. Well, that habit may be hard to break considering its what attracts their vapid supporters

    March 13, 2013 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. Bill

    Let's start by kidding rid of ineffective clowns like Ryan.

    March 13, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  8. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    They should start with him and his pay and benifits he and the rest of the incompetence house members receive !!!!!

    March 13, 2013 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. Dennis Freeman

    A loser and a lightweight who voted for every Bush-era proposal that was not paid for and eliminated a huge budget surplus, and now he wants to do what? People in Wisconsin and his home town of Janesville sent him and Romney a clear message last November, but like most Tea Party/GOPer's, they act like they won.

    March 13, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. Sasebo-Kid

    Before Paul Ryan keep taking shots at and cuts to the federal workers why doesnt he propose that he and everybody else on the Hill and in the Chamber take a cut in pay and pay anything at all into their pensions! Its real easy to come up with ideas that affects everybody else when you will never feel the pain of them!

    March 13, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Only in right wing world, is cutting several hundred thousand jobs considered economic growth. If anyone wants to know what that will do for the economy, then just take a look at England. They've followed the conservative ideology and enacted austerity spending cuts since the 2008 financial crash. Their economy stalled because of all of the money that had suddenly got sucked out of it, and they are now experiencing their THIRD double dip recession since 2009.

    Now they're stuck between a rock and a hard place because they have finally figured out that additional cutting will make matters worse, but they have insufficient revenue to increase or otherwise restore the spending for a stimulus. We enacted a Stimulus in 2009 and turend 750,000 jobs lost per month around in less than a year's time. We had increasing month to month jobs growth until the Tea Party came into the House and the increasing changes stalled concurrently with their austerity spending cuts. And, now they want even more.

    March 13, 2013 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  12. ST

    I have simple questions to this little lad Paul Ryan: You mentioned it is 10 years budget, starting when? In your little mind of thinking, you included repealing of "Obamacare", do you think Pres. Obama can lift his hand with a pen on and sign this garbage?? Are you counting your budget to begin from 2017 onwards? Don't you think you are wasting peoples time and yours as well by proposing something which doesn't have the head, chest neither legs???

    March 13, 2013 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  13. Yanni

    This little monster is coming out in full swing to destroy common people life. After all he was raised and educated by US government/tax payer’s money. Now he is biting the hand that feed him.

    March 13, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  14. critical thinking

    I think a 10% cut of govt workers is a no brainer, low hanging fruit. You could probabaly go as deep as 20% but 10% is a good starting point.

    March 13, 2013 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Ed1

    Our Government is way to big and the cuts are needed so we are the Government by the people and for the people not the other way around as it is now.
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    Right. So let's put 750,000 of The People out of work at a time when unemployment is high and consumer spending is low.

    March 13, 2013 10:12 am at 10:12 am |