MAGA! Make Federal Employees Fireable Again!

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Donald Trump is expediting the process for getting rid of nonproductive or otherwise problematic federal employees.

Donald Trump is doing all he can to trim back the deep state by making federal employees fireable again. The people who have been basically impossible to remove from the federal workforce are getting their privilege made a little less stable than it was.

I remember the media writing valentines as “human interest stories” about the poor unpaid federal workers during the last so-called “government shutdown.” Like we should care about them more than the average taxpayer who is usually financially far worse off!

Trump is a President who takes the side of the average taxpayer rather than the taxeaters.

The Washington Times reports, “How Trump is making it easier to say ‘You’re fired!’ to bad federal bureaucrats.

President Trump has ordered a crackdown on poor performance and misbehavior within the ranks of the federal workforce, senior administration officials said Friday.

Mr. Trump signed a trio of executive orders that reform civil service rules by expediting termination for cause, revamping union contracts and limiting taxpayer-funded union work at agencies, said a senior administration official.

“Today the president is fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming civil service rules,” said Andrew P. Bremberg, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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President Trump has ordered a crackdown on poor performance and misbehavior within the ranks of the federal workforce, senior administration officials said Friday.

Mr. Trump signed a trio of executive orders that reform civil service rules by expediting termination for cause, revamping union contracts and limiting taxpayer-funded union work at agencies, said a senior administration official.

“Today the president is fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming civil service rules,” said Andrew P. Bremberg, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

He said the president was instituting “merit system principles.”

“These executive orders will make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and make sure taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” Mr. Bremberg said.

Naturally, some people are unhappy about this.

The changes met loud objections from unions.

“This is more than union busting – it’s democracy busting,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. “These executive orders are a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress has specifically guaranteed to the 2 million public-sector employees across the country who work for the federal government.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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