Conservatives rejoiced at the prospect of thousands of FBI and ATF agents being booted from government service due to budget cuts Friday.
White House budget director Shalanda Young condemned the looming government shutdown during the daily press briefing at the White House. She specifically warned that legislation from Republicans "includes devastating 30% cuts, you heard me, 30% cuts," detailing that "it would eliminate 12,000 FBI agents, almost 1,000 ATF agents, and more than 500 local law enforcement."
Conservative commentators delighted at the idea of FBI and ATF agents being eliminated from government service, arguing such firings would be a good start.
"How can we most empathically demand this? It sounds like a HUGE win for American liberties... no more FBI and ATF infringing on the 1st and 2nd Amendment??!?!?!" former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin wrote with apparent sarcasm. "Whatever shall we DO!?"... (Read more)
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