Donald John Trump isn’t exactly the master of impeccable timing.
He helps shut down part of the federal government, forcing the furloughing of thousands of federal employees; thus, they are not getting paid while their agency is shut down because the White House and Congress are arguing over money to build The Wall along our southern border.
What does Trump then decide to do? He signs an executive order freezing wages for federal employees! They were slated to get a 2.1 percent pay increase. No longer will they get it. Trump said the budget cannot support it. Imagine that, will ya?
The budget deficit has exploded since the president and congressional Republicans enacted that tax cut, depriving the government of revenue that might have helped minimize deficit growth.
At least, though, the pay freeze doesn’t have an effect on the 2.6-percent pay increase granted to our men and women in the military.
Still, as the saying goes: Timing is everything.
Nice timing, Mr. President.