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Should the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard be exempt from the federal-government hiring freeze?

  • A. Yes; all jobs crucial (711 Votes)
  • C. Mixed; reassess/justify jobs (315 Votes)
  • B. No; military needs downsizing (234 Votes)

This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting.

17 responses to “Should the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard be exempt from the federal-government hiring freeze?”

  1. cojef says:

    Fiscal matters in a conservative environment has no room for “sacred cows”

    • kuroiwaj says:

      IRT Cojef, the Pearl Harbor Shipyard are already on the waiver list for hiring. Think about it, we already have some 21 Nuclear Submarines assigned to Pearl Harbor and they do come in for maintenance, repairs, and restocking.

  2. keonimay says:

    Did the Pearl Harbor people, express too much anger, against POTUS Trump, during the primary & general elections ?

    If so, this is what you might call, political retaliation.

    Adding more fuel, to a preexisting fire, is not a wise strategy.

    Diplomacy is a better course of action, rather than sandpapering POTUS Trump’s rear end.

  3. Bdpapa says:

    Apprentice program is terrific!

  4. kaila says:

    Pearl not only needs to stop hiring, but they need to trim lots of FAT from the top!

  5. kkelli4u says:

    Need to downsize………….

  6. 962042015 says:

    Shut it down and move the work to a non-union state

  7. MoiLee says:

    Hell Yeah! Hiring Freeze is a must! No one(Especially our Politicians) is admitting this because it comes down to VOTES.
    I like what President Trump is doing by cutting back on federal employees, it’s become too FAT!This is his fiscal responsibility as POTUS!
    Also this theme of the past will become obsolete.
    “In Order To Fire a Federal employee,it’ll take an Act of Congress to fire them”.
    Not any more Bro. He’s going to hold everyone accountable to the same standards as regular civilian employee. You mess up,you’re fired!

  8. wrightj says:

    Same story, different year; heard this how many times already. No worries, PH is safe.

  9. stanislous says:

    Shipyard comes under the “military” heading… I don’t think they have any thing to worry about.

  10. Mana07 says:

    “Military needs downsizing” is an inappropriate choice for this poll. We’re talking about work performed by professional civilian ship builders and tradesmen. Not military personnel.

    • NITRO08 says:

      You have no idea what you are talking about do some research.

      • Bergonia says:

        Nitro08. You don’t know what you are talking about. The people that do all the refit and maintanance on sub are GS employees. You would be surprise how many GS employees are in Pearl Harbor, who are all essential, to ensure the Navy Fleet is ready to fight.

  11. bleedgreen says:

    Yes, because Pearl Harbor plays a key role in the defense of the nation in the Pacific. That follows President Trump promise to make America strong again and vowed to rebuild the military.

  12. Maipono says:

    Perhaps we need to rethink our ainokea attitude of voting for only corrupt Democrats up and down the ticket.

  13. hybrid_mustang says:

    Hiring freeze?…can’t even get them to show up for work!!!!

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