The EPA: “Non-Essential” Government

Have you heard the one about the EPA¬†having to furlough most of its 17,000(!) employees? No? I first heard it described on the radio this morning as “non-essential” government employees being out of work, in case of a shutdown.

So, I says to myself, “Self? Why do we even have a term “non-essential” government fill-in-the-blank?” If it’s “non-essential,” why are w…

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