By PE Politics
June 6, 2011 11:54 AM
Inland Rep. Darrell Issa today introduced legislation meant to trim the ranks of the federal workforce through attrition by 10 percent in the next four years.
Issa, R-Vista, said the bill, known as the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act of 2011, draws on a recommendation made last year by President Barack Obama’s so-called Debt Commission.
The bill allows for one federal employee to be hired to replace every three that retire or leave their job, according to a statement issued by Issa’s office. The Commission’s proposal has been estimated to save taxpayers $127.5 billion over ten years.
Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, noted that Democrats and Republicans worked together to cut the number of federal government jobs by some 381,000 between 1994 and 2000.
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