by Nicole Flatow
“Of these 874 federal government jobs, 85 are vacant, some for over five years.”
In a post entitled, I’ll take obstruction for $500, Alex,” The Washington Post’s Jonathan Bernstein writes, “if it’s reached ’Jeopardy,’ it’s worth taking a look at how bad things are at this point.”
His conclusion: the number speaks for itself, and 85 current and future vacancies are “too many.”
“[I]t’s a terrible situation for the judiciary, for those who have cases that need to be heard, and for Democrats who supported Obama’s election in part to win seats on the federal bench,” Bernstein writes.