Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who says she’s 90% sure she’s going to run for the Republican presidential nomination, threw some red meat to the right wing by casually slandering a few million government employees by claiming they just sit around watching porn all day.
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is expected to announce a campaign for president, said over the weekend that she could improve the economy by cutting federal worker pay because they were “watching porn all day long.”…
“Washington, D.C. has become a vast and unaccountable bureaucracy. It’s been growing for 40 years,” she opined. “We have no idea how our money is spent.”
Fiorina said that she had two prong plan for boosting the economy by reforming the federal government.
“One, zero-based budgeting so we actually know where money is being spent, and we’re talking about the whole budget and not just the rate of increase,” she remarked. “And two, pay for performance in our civil service.”
“We have — how many Inspector General reports do we need to read that say, you know, you can watch porn all day long and get paid exactly the same way as somebody who’s trying to do their job?”
There are about three million employees of the federal government and nearly 15 million employees of state and local governments. The Inspector General report she refers to is about a single EPA employee who had downloaded porn to their work computer. One. On that basis, she just casually slanders millions of people who work their asses off. Wanna bet there were more than a few people at Hewlett-Packard when she was CEO who were downloading porn?