Jan 21, 2019
It's been a month since 25% of the government shutdown due to the Wall funding impasse between President Trump and the Democrats. Does Trump have a higher long term goal in mind by invoking the shutdown? Using the available legal tools at his disposal, is he going to take this opportunity to RIF (reduction in force) the government and trim away the deadwood. 800,000 non-essential employees are out of work. Will Trump make it permanent for several hundred thousand of them? AmericanThinker's Thomas Lifson believes that's exactly what he's going to do. Let's see what happens next.