The first thing that came to mind was why so many?
The second was “What are any of them actually capable of doing?”
About three-fourths of president’s 1,701-person staff would be sent home. The national security team would be cut back, fewer economists would be tracking the economy and there wouldn’t be as many budget officials to track spending. White House policy decisions on the environment and drug policy might get postponed, as the executive mansion struggles to cope with a shutdown of the government.
1,701 people to hold this indolent, unprincipled, slackers hand so that he can accomplish nothing, is this a great country or what?