DRAIN THE SWAMP: Trump’s New Plan TORPEDOS GOVERNMENT Jobs
Government workers got a wake-up call when President Trump released his budget.
While Trump has added jobs to the private sector by the millions, there is one place where he’s going to send people job hunting: the government.
President Trump’s latest executive order hasn’t solicited massive protests like the immigration order. However, it’s worth paying attention because it packs a much bigger punch. Trump is actually planning to shrink the bureaucracy.
President Reagan said it best when he said, “People look to government for answers to problems, but government IS the problem.” President Trump channels his Reagan in understanding that the problem IS government.
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Trump’s new order requires the Executive Branch to reorganize and downsize, as he calls for unneeded positions to be eliminated. And the government has redundancy.
One government report had 187 departments doing essentially the same job. The redundancy costs taxpayers a fortune. Thus, Trump called upon the Office of Management and Budget to make some changes.
Erik Erickson writes,
“…submit to the President a proposed plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of agencies. The proposed plan shall include, as appropriate, recommendations to eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs, and to merge functions. The proposed plan shall include recommendations for any legislation or administrative measures necessary to achieve the proposed reorganization.”
Not only that, but the OMB Director, when structuring his plan, must consider several things the Executive Branch has long needed to do, including:
(i) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are appropriate for the Federal Government or would be better left to State or local governments or to the private sector through free enterprise;
(ii) whether some or all of the functions of an agency, a component, or a program are redundant, including with those of another agency, component, or program;
(iii) whether certain administrative capabilities necessary for operating an agency, a component, or a program are redundant with those of another agency, component, or program;
(iv) whether the costs of continuing to operate an agency, a component, or a program are justified by the public benefits it provides; and
(v) the costs of shutting down or merging agencies, components, or programs, including the costs of addressing the equities of affected agency staff.
Trump tackles another campaign promise: cutting bureaucracy to the bare bones.
This executive order has the potential to be Trump’s greatest accomplishment.
Reagan was the last President to actually tackle bureaucracy and make a difference. Unfortunately, Obama more than made up for Reagan’s reductions and put government bureaucracy on steroids. He created bureaucracy faster than Jeff Gordon drives. Now Trump has a mess to deal with. However, he isn’t discouraged by the enormous task. Trump is steadfast.
Trump may be the first President in history ridiculed for keeping campaign promises. Still, he drags Leftists along kicking and screaming, as they try to save their worthless hides.
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