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Tell Congress to Fire the Swamp!

The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs can legally fire bad federal employees much faster than other agencies. Under legislation by U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), this power would be extended to all Cabinet secretaries. Tell Congress to get it done now!

Every member of Congress should support the MERIT Act, which would expedite the removal of federal employees who have engaged in misconduct or are simply not performing, while limiting appeals to 30 days. Under current law it can take multiple years to remove an employee. A system that was initially designed to stop political manipulation of the civil service has become an unhealthy protection of bad behavior.

Many Americans wonder how civil servants at the Justice Department who abused their power still have their jobs. The reason is because of antiquated civil service protections. Congress has already managed to reform this problem at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it’s working, now it needs to be allowed to work for all the other departments and agencies to hold federal employees accountable for their actions.

This is a bill whose time has come.

Public Comments
10 hours ago
Brian B. from Coarsegold, CA writes:
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"We the People" demand accountability of ALL Federal Employees to keep their Oaths and do their Jobs, according to established rules, without political views affecting their work. WE DEMAND LOYALTY TO THE NEW DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT, or leave the job for someone who will be loyal.
2 days ago
Fred S. from Tulsa, OK writes:
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I am not surprised by this behavior but so ****ed ...wtf ...why do they not go back where they came or what they support...because they are true to the bone idiots and chicken shits
2 days ago
Glenn E. from Bismarck, ND writes:
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It is to be "public service" not "private sinecure"
2 days ago
Denise L. from Canonsburg, PA writes:
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For the love of God! Why is this even an issue.
2 days ago
Someone from West Chester, OH writes:
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The government is so out of control, hiring so many people that don't know the Constitution or don't care. They need to be weeded out and fast. I hope we can get rid of Communists and Muslim Brotherhood members. If not, we're in BIG trouble.
2 days ago
Donna O. from Prairieville, LA writes:
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We are so sick of the devious plotting by federal employees, activists and certain politicians of anything and everything to hinder President Trumps agenda to fulfill promises to the American people. These people need to be held accountable for their actions NOW.
2 days ago
Linnea T. from Oregon City, OR writes:
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This type of behavior is not tolerated by the public sector at all - why should it be in the government? This should be a new season of accountability for everyone that works in or for the government. Love comment from Ian Scott G. "YOU, our Senators and Representatives must fix it. If YOU are not fixing it, YOU should resign. If the MERIT act does not pass and apply to all government departments, YOU are not fixing it. Fix it or resign." Lovely!!! DITTO - So Be Sure to Vote this November - Its up to us to send a loud message to the swamp!! Be Accountable or Be Fired!!!
2 days ago
Linnea T. from Oregon City, OR writes:
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This type of behavior is not tolerated by the public sector at all - why should it be in the government? This should be a new season of accountability for everyone that works in or for the government. Love comment from Ian Scott G. "YOU, our Senators and Representatives must fix it. If YOU are not fixing it, YOU should resign. If the MERIT act does not pass and apply to all government departments, YOU are not fixing it. Fix it or resign." Lovely!!! DITTO - So Be Sure to Vote this November - Its up to us to send a loud message to the swamp!! Be Accountable or Be Fired!!!
2 days ago
Sharon R. from Morehead, KY writes:
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Federal employees should not be able to break the law and keep their jobs. Those of us in the private sector don't have that type of protection, and federal employees should not either.
2 days ago
Elizabeth P. from Salem, OR writes:
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No one should remain employed if they fail to perform the duties of their position and uphold their responsibilities to American taxpayers. Terminate these individuals and may their true calling be found outside of government since they fail to take their commitment seriously.
Sep 19th, 2018
Tammera S. from Glen Burnie, MD writes:
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I love and agree with many of the comments below.
Sep 19th, 2018
Mara B. from Kennesaw, GA writes:
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No other job allows for an increase in pay without an increase in employee value. Now we have outright refusal to do their work for the People, as they work for a prior admin. How many of you already know this? You must take care of this as soon as you possibly can, if not yesterday. In the future, hire more mature people who understand their place in the government, and are not going against our Republic.
Sep 19th, 2018
Charles D. P. from Lynchburg, VA writes:
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Good day, I knew the Deep State and the Swamp was bad judging from the leaks and FBI and CIA, ...but now looking at Project Veritas's James O'keefe and his undercover videos "I now realize, it's the much more brazenly corrupt than I realized!" .....this is "inexcusable" corruption! "We the people..." MUST rapidly see this evil fixed!
Sep 19th, 2018
Ian Scott G. from Annapolis, MD writes:
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The video from Project Veritas released on Tuesday 18 September 2018 clearly shows a bureaucracy so large and out of control that YOU, our Senators and Representatives, do not and perhaps cannot exercise the oversight required to protect the interests of the taxpayers and voters of the United States of America. The people that YOU, our Senators and Representatives, have trusted to build and manage that bureaucracy have failed YOU and us, the taxpayers and voters of the United States of America. The system is broken - YOU, our Senators and Representatives must fix it. If YOU are not fixing it, YOU should resign. If the MERIT act does not pass and apply to all government departments, YOU are not fixing it. Fix it or resign. Respectfully, Ian Scott Gordon
Sep 18th, 2018
Shirley C. from Gaston, SC writes:
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I really support passing this act.There is nothing worse than the civil service employees bragging they cannot be fired .I watched Stuart Karaffe at the state dept. bragging he could not be fired and how he is drafting emails for the DSA on the clock.He said he leaves no paper trail but he leaves emails.He says he leaves press S*** until after 5:30.He says at 5:31 draft messages are ready to send out.He says his boss rubber stamps his disclosure forms.Why is he campaigning on Government time.He bragged about it to Project Veritas .He says "Resist Everything.Every Level.F*** Sh** Up .He said he used to do data analytics .https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZXLuqQe8DqQ&h=AT3ogA3_PyOfmvr5kdjVm42iL-fpE7TkqODEFvjysgT41iracvdDi1LFl-oCxghuCb7Dlya6qAN2WPtsV2hs-c0OAWhSIOnn86s8h_qOyT4HFAV1OtRSO2DffENdPpb6ocVVEgixTCP07yzZefM
Sep 18th, 2018
Donna S. from Bellevue, WA writes:
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So, belonging to the Union awards them with a job for life no matter how poor the performance. No accountability. And as taxpayers we foot the bill for all of it. Shameful. Government is too damn big!
Sep 18th, 2018
Michael R. from Miami, FL signed.
Sep 18th, 2018
Barbara D. from Austin, TX writes:
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Public sector Union members are told they're fire proof! As a former private sector Union Officer, I know this for fact. The first President of the combined AFL-CIO George Meany was opposed to them EVEN FDR stated, government employees don't generate a profit but, negotiate for more taxpayer money.
Sep 18th, 2018
Someone from Thousand Oaks, CA writes:
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Balance the budget, and end all government Unions. The economy is fake, GDP is fake, the whole government is fake and rotten to the core. Congress takes bribes to continue deficit spending on Wars, and to feed Bankster profits. End all Federal Pensions to help balance the budget. Corporate America called Pensions a legacy benefit 20 years ago and ended it for many US workers.
Sep 18th, 2018
Otto G. from Ann Arbor, MI writes:
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Pure TREASON!!! These UNIONIZED PUBLIC SERVANTS are all self righteous P'sOS!!! "We The People" should NOT have to fund these UNIONS (Salaries/Retirement Packages/Vacations/Health Care!!!). Pure B.S.!!! Definitely time to DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!
Sep 18th, 2018
Dennis S. from Lake Geneva, WI writes:
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Why do public employees get to form a union? Do we as tax payers, get a say in their compensation/benefits package or their hiring/firing? Even the left's hero, FDR, knew that public section unions were a bad idea.
Sep 18th, 2018
Pius B. from Wentzville, MO writes:
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Now is the time to rise above the crowd and speak for truth, justice and honest government. Get rid of the Deep State thugs stealing from the tax payers by working against the constitutional elected officials in every way.
Sep 18th, 2018
Arlen C. from Aiken, SC writes:
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The Federal Employee system must be completely destroyed. Prison sentences should be imposed. America is a "Republic," not a democracy. Elected officials need to be taught this and protect our country.
Sep 18th, 2018
Someone from Shelton, CT writes:
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Applying the 20/80 rule, when applied to govt hacks, 20% of the government work force do 80 % of the work.therefore ergo get rid of the 80 % . Also there are egregious violations of the hatch act. Further government workers union should be ended. Trump can do it with a stroke of the pen as government workers were allowed to unionize by executive order by JFK
Sep 8th, 2018
Robert N. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA writes:
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If you are really servants of the people then there needs to be a means of quickly removing those who are not and are stealing from the people through undeserved paychecks and who are not because they are subverting the will of the people as shown by their voting. Having a job is not a right, but a priviledge and it should be maintained by service worthy of the pay involved. It is good that the MERIT Act is helping veterans get the service they deserve, do you not think all citizens deserve similar sevice from their employees? Ohr and others should be fired NOW... please add to this bill to prevent the rehiring of those who have been guilty of misconduct like all the IRS empolees. We need to have a government full of people who honor and obey the principles of the Declaration of Independence and honor and obey the Constitution and Constitutional law. They should have a heart to service their feloow Americans. Please act on this yesterday!!!!
Sep 6th, 2018
OLGA M. from Buckeye, AZ writes:
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If more civil servants were fired on a regular basis, we could start shutting down many of the government agencies that have no business existing in the first place.
Sep 5th, 2018
Jeannine E. from Seattle, WA writes:
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Drain The Swamp, Save Taxpayers! Our bloated ineffective government bureaucracy at all levels across the board needs a strict diet.
Sep 5th, 2018
Dorothy D. from New York, NY writes:
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Background checks should be done for every gov't employee. If they have police records - they should be fired immediately for felonies or porn at work. Domestic abuse and DUI's should get immediate hearings. We The People pay for a bloated gov't. There's no real job security out in the real world for bad job performance - except in gov'ts. It's gotta stop.
Sep 5th, 2018
Dorothy D. from New York, NY writes:
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Background checks should be done for every gov't employee. If they have police records - they should be fired immediately for felonies or porn at work. Domestic abuse and DUI's should get immediate hearings. We The People pay for a bloated gov't. There's no real job security out in the real world for bad job performance - except in gov'ts. It's gotta stop.
Sep 5th, 2018
Douglas P. from Jasper, TX writes:
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Bruce Ohr is still an employee of the DOJ... Nuff Said!!!
Sep 4th, 2018
Beatrice T. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
Sep 4th, 2018
Ron C. from Houston, TX writes:
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DRAIN THE DAMN SWAMP! NOBODY WHO WORKS IN THE REAL WORLD COULD EVER GET AWAY WITH THE POOR PERFORMANCE OF THE DC SWAMP.
Sep 4th, 2018
Someone from Brunswick, GA writes:
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Americans should not have to pay salaries for those who abuse their authorities and treat other workers unfairly. I hope that my Representatives from Georgia will support this bill 100%.
Sep 4th, 2018
Adrienne M. from Trenton, GA writes:
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Please support MERIT Act. Clean house and drain the swamp. This should be done as soon as possible. I also feel this would cut down wasted tax payers money.
Sep 4th, 2018
Someone from Tacoma, WA writes:
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Hello. My name is Robert. Please support the MERIT Act and have it placed within every department and Agency of the United States Federal Government. It has been long overdue for all these lazy, incompetent, (leaches) to be fired, and if need be loose the pension(s) they have supposedly worked for, basically these people have flat out (STOLEN) from the American people. God willing, this will start being implemented on the State, County, and Local levels as well all across America. No more of these folks milking/cheating the system, or shall it be typed here and hopefully read by millions of hard working American people to read; (suckling off the Government teat), at Taxpayer's expense. Respecftully, Robert
Sep 3rd, 2018
David P. from Pasadena, CA writes:
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The Fed bureaucracies operate like plantations: the more bodies the better. Drain the swamp.
Sep 3rd, 2018
Someone from Leesburg, FL writes:
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#FireTheSwamp Specially the nasty workers at the SSA in Leesburg and Orlando, Florida. Why the rudeness with citizens?:
Sep 3rd, 2018
Patricia W. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Merit should always be the foundation for employment and retention. Federal employees should not have unions, as they are part of the problem involving dismissal of poor workers.
Sep 3rd, 2018
Moshe G. from Livingston, NJ writes:
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This is long overdue legislation.
Sep 3rd, 2018
Someone from Logan, UT writes:
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Time for all federal employees to have the so called civil service rules to be drastically changed to permit employees to be demoted, fired or other actions as appropriate as rapidly as businesses do. Salaries of civil service employees are outrageous, especially given their pedantic pace.

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