President Trump is poised to fix the federal government and so far he’s doing a heck of a job! Now, as he begins to trim down the bloat created by the Democrats, he’s going after those who simply are not good at their job.
He’s introducing the idea, it seems, that some people are not competent in the government jobs that they have and should be rewarded to those who can do the fact; shaking up the slackers and dead weight will go a long way toward improving our country.
President Trump will seek to “hire the best and fire the worst” federal government employees under the most ambitious proposal to overhaul the civil service in 40 years, officials said.
The measures will be outlined in the budget plan that Trump will send to Congress Monday, said four Office of Management and Budget officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the budget hasn’t been released.
Trump foreshadowed the proposal in a line in his State of the Union address last week: “Tonight, I call on Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people,” he said.
Trump is using the VA Accountability Act, which gave the Secretary of Veterans Affairs greater authority to fire and discipline workers, as a model. The White House says that law has resulted in the dismissal of 1,470 employees, the suspension of 443, demotions for 83 others last year.
— USA TODAY's The Oval (@TheOval) February 9, 2018
And of course, the Democrats are crying foul over the move. They want sheep, not leaders.
Democrats and union leaders expressed alarm after President Donald Trump asked Congress in his State of the Union speech to make it easier for him to fire federal workers, a proposal that would undermine longstanding protections for U.S. civil servants.
David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said Trump’s call for more power over the federal workforce was “concerning” because it could allow Trump and his Cabinet to fire workers who have different political views.
“Obviously if you’re running Trump Enterprises, in the private sector, you get to hire and fire anybody you want to,” he said. “But we’re running the United States of America that is governed by the Constitution.”
We knew when we elected a VERY SUCCESSFUL businessman to lead our country, he would make it a lean, mean, fighting machine.
I saw after this, we go after foreign aid.