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house Bill H.R. 6938

Should the Federal Workforce Be Cut by 10% Through Attrition?

Argument in favor

The federal workforce is bloated, inefficient, and imposes too large a cost on taxpayers. It should be reduced by 10% from its current size except in times of national emergency.

Lance's Opinion
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10/18/2018
Cutting federal work force by 10% would be a start most federal offices have to many people who do nothing just waiting to retire, Under Federal law it hard to fire employees for Poor job performance, not doing their jobs etc
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Adam's Opinion
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10/18/2018
Yes, the federal government is beyond inefficient and bloated. Too many people latched on to Uncle Sam taking away from much needed defense funding to combat the modern threats of AI and cyber warfare.
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James's Opinion
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10/18/2018
10% Is a small start. Let's make these cuts by looking at government agencies and whether or not Congress had the authority to create them. It's as simple a reading the Constitution. Less government means more freedom. Our founders understood this, and I applaud the way they achieved it.
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Argument opposed

A 10% reduction in the federal workforce would undermine public services and national security. The president shouldn’t be able to unilaterally declare an emergency to waive this reduction.

Roger's Opinion
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10/18/2018
An across the board cut is not management, it’s the easy way to show immediate results. There are probably some departments that need to be cut by more than 10% and others that need budget increases, but that would require someone who truly knows how to manage, and it isn’t President Trump.
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Jugbo's Opinion
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10/18/2018
No. We're going to need the staff to clean up the nightmare mess this administration is going to leave behind.
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Kevin 's Opinion
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10/18/2018
This Is very arbitrary don’t you think? Waist should be cut, but it is foolish to think that there is waist across the board. What would a 10% cut at the DMV (yes not a fed position) do to the already poor service? We should be careful with general cuts like this.
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      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedSeptember 27th, 2018
    Cutting federal work force by 10% would be a start most federal offices have to many people who do nothing just waiting to retire, Under Federal law it hard to fire employees for Poor job performance, not doing their jobs etc
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    An across the board cut is not management, it’s the easy way to show immediate results. There are probably some departments that need to be cut by more than 10% and others that need budget increases, but that would require someone who truly knows how to manage, and it isn’t President Trump.
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    No. We're going to need the staff to clean up the nightmare mess this administration is going to leave behind.
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    This Is very arbitrary don’t you think? Waist should be cut, but it is foolish to think that there is waist across the board. What would a 10% cut at the DMV (yes not a fed position) do to the already poor service? We should be careful with general cuts like this.
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    This is inappropriate. Personnel decisions should be made by deciding what needs to be done then staffing accordingly. This is a weak and wimpy approach to managing any workforce. It’s a cop-out. Because GOP is failing at governance, we see weak, wimpy stuff like this. Shameful. This 115th congress is a disaster.
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    This administration would rather cut jobs than make corporations pay more in taxes
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    Yes, the federal government is beyond inefficient and bloated. Too many people latched on to Uncle Sam taking away from much needed defense funding to combat the modern threats of AI and cyber warfare.
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    Another backhanded attempt to make the government more ineffective by the GOP. F them. Lots of departments are already on Shoestrings and understaffed. Look at the VA.
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    10% Is a small start. Let's make these cuts by looking at government agencies and whether or not Congress had the authority to create them. It's as simple a reading the Constitution. Less government means more freedom. Our founders understood this, and I applaud the way they achieved it.
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    Are you kidding me ? Federal workers are already overworked, underpaid and doing more work due to Trumps cuts. By making these cuts you are ensuring all federal agency are spread further thin then they already are. But know all republicans in Congress will look at this like a good thing, and not at all the millions of federal employees that it will effect and the economic Disparity that it will create.
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    Cut it and save the taxpayers money
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    Let’s start the freeze by attrition with the Senate, House of Representatives and the President. No one left in charge? No one left to do the work? So stop with this hiring freeze at the bottom crap.
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    60% is a better number. Get rid of all of the illegal departments and cut the others to the minimum until we are debt free.
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    What a great idea!!!!
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    Remember, when the computer generation would reduce the workforce? Didn't happen. Time for the Nickel Workforce Reduction Plan.
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    Most companies go through periods of overhaul as new positions are created and obsolete positions removed. Given our deficit we should be doing all we can to run a leaner, more efficient government. Eliminating excess will aid in a more agile response to an ever-changing worldwide political landscape.
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    How about just staffing these agencies sufficiently so that they can do their job well? Cut the woefully understaffed federal departments so that our government SEEMS more inefficient than it really is as a way of arguing that government is not as effective as private business? No thanks.
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    I'm all for people getting jobs, and as a federal employee, there needs to be more attrition in this sector.
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    Should be part of BALANCE BUDGET. Thank you very much. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: gloria Fasciano <glofash1@gmail.com> Date: October 22, 2018 at 10:01:47 AM EDT To: Christina and John <johnandchrisc@aol.com>, Bud Allen <ballen1975@gmail.com>, Trudy Bruchas <trbruchas@hotmail.com>, "T. Bear Larson" <ygbsm@verizon.net>, Ellie Becker <ebecker13@optimum.net>, Bette Bonitz <bbny2@yahoo.com>, Bonnie Garverick <bonniegar72@gmail.com>, carol Wilkinson <carolwilkinson@verizon.net>, Marilyn DeFore <mtd4@verizon.net>, dolls4sale <dolls4sale@aol.com>, Sandy Ellis <sbls@outlook.com>, Eleanor Phelps <JEPhelps10@gmail.com>, John Fasciano <johnnyfash@aol.com>, Jim Garverick <jimmygar76@gmail.com>, Karen Sherry <mrsshrivot@icloud.com> Subject: Fwd: Standing for the flag I don’t care who they are - we should vote them out 👎👎 The disgraceful Members of Congress .. This is mind boggling. This is sad, sad, sad, bad enough to see it with sports, but now it is in schools and even Congress…. If they won't stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, they have no place in our Congress. cid:31e46c24-a898-b67e-a263-005884240c49@yahoo.com e It's mind boggling WHY the American voters continue keeping these people in office. Any member of the house or senate that refuse to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the Chambers should be escorted out by the Sergeant at Arms until they comply. If your allegiance is not with this country and our flag, just who is it with? Forward this to everyone!
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    Yes. We have too many who work for the government. There are too many offices of the government that we don’t need either. Agree to lighten the employees even more.
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