President Trump has a clear motive of reorganizing the federal government during his term as President. But the hundreds of people he has fired is just the beginning. Unions for government workers have no ability to stop the measure as well.
Trump recently signed the Comprehensive Plan For Reorganizing the Executive Branch, which will give the federal government a major overhaul. According to Trump, this Order will be a “major step towards making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable.”
The former business mogul clearly knows a thing or two about making money, so the steps he’s taking are a shock. Especially since he promised this very thing in his campaign. The reorganizing will, according to Trump, “empower” his Cabinets to weed out and boost their departments:
“We have assembled one of the greatest Cabinets in history and I believe that so strongly. And we want to empower them to make their agencies as lean and effective as possible and they know how to do it. Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”
The President’s comments are what many American’s have been frustrated by, but for the first time in a long time, a president has been willing to take a stand. He continues saying:
“This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted, how services can be improved and whether programs are truly serving American citizens.”
The Order will be overseen and evaluated by the Office of Management and Budget. They will essentially assure the American people that the order will in fact, “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies … components of agencies, and agency programs.”
Trump hopes this Order will do many things including making the government more “efficient and very, very cost productive.” These actions are miraculously in line with his campaign promises, in that, he ran on the idea of cutting down the size and reach of federal bureaucracy. He even started last month when he simply left certain governmental jobs empty.
In a Feb. 28th interview with Fox & Friends, Trump addressed the future complains about how he didn’t fill these jobs which is against his other campaign promise of job creation:
“When I see a story about ‘Donald Trump didn’t fill hundreds and hundreds of jobs,’ it’s because, in many cases, we don’t want to fill those jobs.”
“A lot of those jobs, I don’t want to appoint, because they’re unnecessary to have. You know, we have so many people in government, even me. I look at some of the jobs and its people over people over people. I say, ‘What do all these people do?’ You don’t need all those jobs.”
“Many of those jobs I don’t want to fill. I say, isn’t that a good thing? That’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing. We’re running a very good, efficient government.”
Trump’s decisions have always put people at unrest, but as his time in office grows, he seems to have a grasp on the one side of government most presidents before him didn’t have – business. His ability to look at what will save money and what the country needs to spend could flip our economy to what we once were.
What are your thoughts on Trump’s most recent Order? Do you think he wants to just clean house to make more power for himself, or do you think he’s actually helping the United States?
Credit: Western Journalism