Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trump and GOP plan to make it easier to punish and fire federal workers.

If Trump pushed fighting government sinecures harder he might have won a couple of more states.

From the Washington Post:
President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are drawing up plans to take on the government bureaucracy they have long railed against, by eroding job protections and grinding down benefits that federal workers have received for a generation.

Hiring freezes, an end to automatic raises, a green light to fire poor performers, a ban on union business on the government's dime and less generous pensions — these are the contours of the blueprint emerging under Republican control of Washington in January.

These changes were once unthinkable to federal employees, their unions and their supporters in Congress. But Trump's election as an outsider promising to shake up a system he told voters is awash in "waste, fraud and abuse" has conservatives optimistic that they could do now what Republicans have been unable to do in the 133 years since the modern civil service was created.
In other words, if you are a federal worker and you watch porn on government computers, you might actually get fired.

It's time to Make America Great Again.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

The LibDems and their union allies will fight this tooth and nail. They will claim that Trump wants to gut Civil Service protections and fill the Federal payroll with his alt-right goons.