(RepublicanInformer.com)- Even after leaving the White House, President Donald Trump is having a lasting impact on the federal government…at least, until President Joe Biden has enough time to start messing things up.
A new report revealed recently how President Donald Trump managed to cut a federal agency’s staff by 87% before he left office, saving taxpayer money and reducing the size of government right until the bitter end.
The Hill reported how President Donald Trump moved key positions at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) out of the Washington, D.C. headquarters over a year ago, forcing most of the agency’s employees to simply…quit.
They didn’t want to leave the D.C. swamp. It turns out that all it takes to shut down unnecessarily large departments is to tell them to live among regular Americans.
President Trump’s order was actually signed back in July of 2019, and it required most land management jobs to be moved to Colorado. 87% of the staff asked to relocate quickly resigned and found other work.
Only 41 people were willing to move away from the nation’s capital to Colorado, with 287 leaving the department entirely.
According to The Hill, President Trump’s order required only 60 employees of the 10,000 total employed by the government to stay in Washington, D.C., proving that much of the nation’s government jobs don’t need to be performed from the capital at all.
A new headquarters would be established in Grand Junction, Colorado.
President Donald Trump is the only president in recent history to make moves to decentralize American government and have federal employees work from offices based across the rest of the country. And, with COVID-19 arriving a year ago, the nation’s capitalist system has proven that we have the technology required to facilitate remote working.
In 2019, Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn and Josh Hawley proposed similar measures. The legislators said that the nation’s agencies should be relocated to different states all over the country.
Such a move would not only allow a broader range of people to work in government, but would also stop government workers from being able to benefit from the D.C. swamp.
Under the proposed “Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (HIRE) Act,” some 90% of the capital’s government jobs would be relocated to other parts of the country, including states often described as “flyover country.”
Unsurprisingly, the bill didn’t pass, with Democrats strongly opposing draining the swamp.
President Donald Trump, however, has proved that it can work…but we’ll have to wait and see whether President Biden reverses the decision and returns those workers to D.C.