USDA staffers quit en masse as Trump administration eyes moving offices out of DC
I have long believed that President Trump should make a campaign pledge for his 2020 Re-Election campaign that would REALLY "Drain the Swamp". That pledge would be to move nearly ALL Federal Agencies out of DC! I was overjoyed to see the article below reporting that the Trump Administration is attempting to move the US Department of Agriculture out of DC.
Just as you and I would hope, the story says "staffers quit en-masse" because of the move and I say the more the better! Why are we taxpayers paying ridiculous Washington, DC inflated salaries to these bureaucrats most of whom we don't even need? It's because the DC swamp is all about growing and concentrating ITS power within OUR government not to serve us, but to rule over us! The only agencies that should remain in DC are the military and perhaps the intelligence agencies. Every other agency, the Education, FBI, Treasury,Labor, DOJ, HUD, etc. all need to be dispersed into our great country so they are "forced" to live among us, and actually become us, and get paid salaries like we get paid. These agencies should all be staffed by real Americans not just privileged elitists who have never worked in the real world and yet think they have a right to tell us how to live!
Department Head Sonny Perdue said “We will be placing important USDA resources closer to many stakeholders, most of whom live and work far from Washington, D.C. We will be saving money for the taxpayers and improving our ability to retain more employees in the long run.” I love how the Union Rep says "This move does not serve a public purpose"! Translations: This move doesn't serve the union's purpose. No wonder "Democrats are racing to block the move."
I say, Mr. President, make the goal of your second term in office to move as many federal agencies out of Washington as possible. That pledge will get you the votes of millions of Americans who are sick and tired of sending trillions of our tax dollars out of our communities and states and into Washington, DC to fund and be wasted by the very people who despise us!
We the People Convention
Federal employees at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – two small but important agencies within the USDA – are unhappy with Perdue’s plan to move the majority of their staff from their current offices within the capital to an area closer the country’s agricultural centers. (iStock)