By TAREK EL-TABLAWY, AP Business Writer
The U.S. began evacuating nonessential government personnel and their families Wednesday, while crowds piled up at Cairo’s airport as more than 8,000 people played the odds in hopes of securing a seat aboard a commercial airline that would allow them to escape the chaos engulfing Egypt.
If they’re non-essential, what are they doing there in the first place? Reminds me of the non-essential govt. workers in D.C. who were recently asked to stay home ahead of a predicted winter storm. Why do we have so many non-essential workers, and is there any way to give them their walking papers permanently? I don’t mind paying for essential workers, but not non-essential ones.