Government Porn Viewers Demonstrate Why We Need Sequester Cuts

Remember the sequester cuts? It was said only about 17% of Federal workers were actually furloughed, yet some made it seem as if the nation would grind to a halt with those small reductions.

Well, given this report, how about we make a permanent, immediate 15% cut to every department. My guess is that a majority of us are tired of reading stories about government workers who sit around—sometimes for years—with literally nothing to do. That means there are too many people on the payroll, and it’s time to do some pruning.

From the Washington Times: “Porn-surfing feds blame boredom, lack of work for misbehavior.”

For one Federal Communications Commission worker, his porn habit at work was easy to explain: Things were slow, he told investigators, so he perused it “out of boredom” — for up to eight hours each week.

Lack of work has emerged time and again in federal investigations, and it’s not just porn, nor is it confined to the FCC. Across government, employees caught wasting time at work say they simply didn’t have enough work to do, according to investigation records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

“He stated he is aware it is against government rules and regulations, but he often does not have enough work to do and has free time,” investigators wrote of another federal employee, this one at the Treasury Department, who viewed more than 13,000 pornographic images in a six-week span.

Investigations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Commerce Department and the General Services Administration have turned up similar cases, though memos show the employees rarely face criminal prosecution for time and attendance fraud.

Let the managers decide who stays, but it would be wise to start the hacking with those identified in this report as surfing porn and doing online shopping on our dime.

Permanent “Sequestration”… Now!