President Trump just turned Nancy Pelosi’s dream into a nightmare – just in time for the midterms.
President Donald Trump on Friday issued a series of executive orders to weaken the influence of government unions and make it easier for agencies to fire civil servants.
The orders will standardize agency rules to make it easier and quicker to remove poorly performing employees. They also direct federal agencies to renegotiate their labor contracts and cap the amount of paid time that workers can take off to conduct union-related business.
“The president is fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our civil service rules,” Andrew Bremberg, director of the president’s Domestic Policy Council, told reporters. “These executive orders will make it easier for agencies to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used.”
The changes could save taxpayers more than $100 million a year, the White House estimated.
Trump is a friend to unions but there are some, like the government unions, that have grown into monsters.
So big they no longer protect the workers they were designed to but instead protect their own power.
Here’s the brutal truth no one will admit – it used to be you took a government job for the benefits, not the salary.
Now, the government jobs tend to pay better or as much as private sector jobs but with massive pension benefits.
This is clearly unsustainable. Something needs to be done but it would take a very courageous man to take on all that government bureaucracy.
Thankfully, we elected Trump.