Skip to comments.Make All Federal Employees Fireable
Posted on 10/18/2020 9:29:55 AM PDT by demkicker
Before Donald Trump promised to Make America Great Again, he entertained millions of Americans through a weekly ritual of telling his least favorite employees, Youre fired!
Yet despite his pledges to drain the swamp, Trump wont be able to do the same thing with most of his new workforce: the federal bureaucracy....
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Step 1: Make illegal and abolish all federal employee unions.
And take away their pensions and any other cushy benefits they were given by stupid government negotiators cowtowing to corrupt unions.
This.....civil service reform....has been needed for generations. Of course I doubt it will ever happen. Their massive Union will fight like hell against it as will the Democrats eager to protect a key part of their power base.
YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
I’m a federal employee and agree it should be much easier to fire feds, and there is literally no reason why feds should be unionized.
But I want to let Freepers know that the cushy federal pensions went away with all new hires after around 1992 or so. There are only a few employed feds left with those cushy pensions (which used to be 70% of salary and no SS or TSP which is our 401k). Hires since 1992 have a tiny pension, and SS and a TSP.
Now the cushy pensions are reserved for state and county public employees.
Yes, and outlaw Public Employee Unions, because as FDR said, we can’t have them negotiating both sides of the contract.
We should outlaw the federal, state and local employees’ unions, too.
Boy. I cannot think of any article posted in FR that I have agreed with more.
By all means, let’s make all federal employees fireable so we can return to the days of yesteryear when federal employment was a patronage system, where every incoming administration fired all employees and hired their political croneys, where every federal employee was required to contribute to the political campaigns of the current administration on pain of losing their jobs. Yes, that was really a great way to run a country.
Actually these swamps are not so little anymore. In most States in 1950, about three percent of its population was employed by the State and its local governments. Now its six percent or more. And in my own case, I get no more in government "services" than my parents did in the 1950s.
Eliminate departments. That’s the only way. Move the remaining ones outside D.C. That includes the Pentagon.
We all know that 90 percent of federal employees are liberal democrats so the people that would be fired would be the 10 percent non-liberal Republicans. For that to change there would need to be complete firings of huge segments of the workforce each time a new administration came in. The Civil Service system was developed by President Teddy Roosevelt because of the corruption that resulted.
Im a retired fed, but Im working again in the private sector. We paid more in taxes last year than I received from my modest pension.
During the second term, President Trump should fire every Democrat working in the federal government.
Remember Liberals, Elections Have Consequences.
I’ve worked in federal government and there was nothing cushy about it. I made far less there, than when I’ve worked in the private sector. The biggest problem is that federal government is bloated with workers that aren’t needed. The govt creates unnecessary jobs by requiring more oversight and regulations. You spend half your time as a federal employee filing out meaningless forms and taking unnecessary training. Totally ridiculous way to run a country.
Thanks to JFK’s executive order allowing them to unionize, it is almost impossible to fire them.
He doesnt have to fire them. Just start relocating agencies to flyover country. They will quit on their own.
This was an issue long ago.
They made federal bureaucrats difficult to remove to end the ‘spoils system’ where incoming presidents handed out jobs to his supporters.
The created, instead, a monster that has only its own interests at heart.
There doesn’t seem to be a working solution.
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