Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was slammed on Thursday for his tone-deaf feedback about federal employees who’re struggling because of the partial authorities shutdown.
Ross, who has a internet value of roughly $700 million, mentioned on CNBC he didn’t perceive why unpaid federal staff have been displaying up at meals pantries after they may simply get a mortgage as a substitute. He additionally downplayed the financial results of 800,000 unpaid employees as “not prefer it’s a huge quantity total.”
The feedback appeared hopelessly out of contact for a authorities official, however made good sense coming from Mr. Burns, the rich villain from “The Simpsons.”
So naturally, somebody made the change: