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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
Jul 12th, 2018
Craig C. from Bristol, PA writes:
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You also need to a bill to start term limits on politicians that do nothing but remain in office. All politicians also need to have the same benefits that ordinary individuals get. Try having a $7,350 out of pocket cost per person on your health insurance every year , not having a taxpayer funded retirement plan and living on social security when you retire at age 67.
Jul 12th, 2018
Barry & Tammy H. from Apollo Beach, FL writes:
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We are now seeing what President Obama has built.
Jul 12th, 2018
Charles M. from Union City, MI writes:
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In order for government employees to perform their duties fairly, they need to be politically neutral. If they can not do that, they should resign or be dismissed!
Jul 12th, 2018
Someone from Clarksville, TN writes:
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This should have been policy from the get go, but now it is needed more than ever. Politics has no place in a government that is to work for the "people"!
Jul 12th, 2018
Laura L. from Pasadena, TX writes:
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This same should apply EVERYWHERE in our government - from interns on the Hill to the FBI heads to leftovers in the White House staff! Time to get this antiquated system corrected!
Jul 12th, 2018
Charles M. from Union City, MI writes:
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In order to perform their duties fairly, government employee need to be politically neutral. If they can not do that, they should resign or be dismissed!
Jul 12th, 2018
James H. from Granville, NY writes:
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Do WE have to wait 30 days??
Jul 12th, 2018
JASON B. from Ocala, FL writes:
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THIS AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTION AMERICA , THIS UNDER MINING THE REAL GOVERNMENT THAT WAS ELECTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE . AND THIS UNACCOUNTABLE OBAMA IS STILL TRYING TO DESTORY THIS GREAT NATION WITH COMMUNIST MALARKY! THIS THING MUST BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY CONGRESS!
Jul 12th, 2018
Robin H. from Alexandria, VA writes:
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Take care of our Vets!!Get rid of the ones who won't help them!!
Jul 12th, 2018
Q C. from Plano, TX signed.
Jul 12th, 2018
Joseph C K. from Baldwin, NY writes:
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Freeloaders should be fired !!!
Jul 12th, 2018
David N. from Westminster, MA signed.
Jul 12th, 2018
Someone from Crossville, TN writes:
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I worked as a Fed at the IRS, and as a GS-7, I did the work of a GS-12, as they sat on the phone all day long talking to friends and family, and supervisors were afraid to try to fire them. They promoted them out of the department instead. That is why I left government service. It was not fair to those of us that had a work ethic!
Jul 12th, 2018
Tim R. from Knoxville, TN writes:
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Should have been done years ago, if not decades ago. Do it now.
Jul 12th, 2018
Someone from Cedar Hill, TX writes:
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Dismantle the Deep State!!
Jul 12th, 2018
Randy F. from Bodfish, CA writes:
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Fire them now!!!
Jul 9th, 2018
Someone from Wilmington, NC writes:
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civil employees should be held to the same standards as their private business counterparts. No more "tenure" or promotion for incompetence. No more human resources waste, fraud & abuse
Jul 9th, 2018
James L. from Roundup, MT writes:
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If you want your job, the Do it.
Jul 9th, 2018
Neville R. from Fort Myers, FL signed.
Jun 30th, 2018
Kathy A. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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Please take this seriously. No one should be allowed to keep a job if they refuse to do their job effectively and productively. Government bureaucracies are a big part of the problem of wasted dollars and bad execution of policy. Private sector employees can be fired with a process...that same process should be used in all governments, state and federal.
Jun 28th, 2018
Jessie H. from Lakeside, CA writes:
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All other citizens of this country are subject to job dismissal for faulty or slipshod work. So should government employees. I worked as a civil service employee in the 70's and resigned after 9 years of service observing rampart waste, theft and lack adherence to work hours.
Jun 28th, 2018
George G. from Show Low, AZ writes:
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Way, way, way overdue.
Jun 28th, 2018
J Bruce G. from Marlborough, MA writes:
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As the meticulous, methodical and vastly underrated President Calvin Coolidge so pithily noted: "No method of procedure has ever been devised by which liberty could be divorced from local self-government. No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline. Of all forms of government, those administered by bureaus are about the least satisfactory to an enlightened and progressive people. Being irresponsible they become autocratic, and being autocratic they resist all development. Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy. It is the one element in our institutions that sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody."
Jun 28th, 2018
Someone from Lawton, OK signed.
Jun 28th, 2018
Someone from Alexandria, VA writes:
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I have lived in the DC metro for 30 years. All while living here I have had varying successful careers, interestingly in each I would interface with many Govt Agency’s. In one career I was hired as an OD Consultant for Leadership Development and helping Agency’s employees work more effectively (TSA, FAA, NEA, etc) If there was any lasting impression I have of federal employees - and this lens is through many I know who work in the Fed Govt - is the rampant abuse by many employees impeding effectiveness by their work behavior, sometimes not working for months, even years, abusing leaves policies granted that never happen in the private sector. This is a very serious issue and I would support this wildly as our govt should only be run by employees that love their jobs and are rewarded for their great work. How much better our systems would be!! Indeed, Fire the Swamp.
Jun 28th, 2018
William S. from Port Charlotte, FL writes:
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Elected officials and appointed, hired, individuals should support the will of United States citizens, even when that does not coincide with their personal opinions of individual issues, officials, or the goals of the elected administration. Failure to perform this duty should be grounds for dismissal. This is not meant to diminish their right to the freedom of speech, but if they cannot honestly support the will of their constituency, they should resign. If they don't resign, they should be terminated. In the private sector, if an employee criticizes or denigrates their employer, they will not become a long term employee.
Jun 28th, 2018
William S. from Port Charlotte, FL writes:
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Elected officials and appointed, hired, individuals should support the will of United States citizens, even when that does not coincide with their personal opinions of individual issues, officials, or the goals of the elected administration. Failure to perform this duty should be grounds for dismissal. This is not meant to diminish their right to the freedom of speech, but if they cannot honestly support the will of their constituency, they should resign. If they don't resign, they should be terminated. In the private sector, if an employee criticizes or denigrates their employer, they will be become a long term employee.
Jun 28th, 2018
Someone from Port Charlotte, FL writes:
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This is the only way that we will have government employees who are held accountable. Government employees should be held to the same standards as the rest of us.
Jun 27th, 2018
Ted d. from Mattituck, NY writes:
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The Corruption is like a cancer! I strongly support the passage of the Merit Act.
Jun 27th, 2018
Romney B. from Littleton, CO writes:
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The time to clean up corruption in our Federal Government is NOW!
Jun 27th, 2018
Frank R. from West Palm Beach, FL writes:
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The idea of Civil Service was to prevent political interference in hiring / firing personnel. It was NEVER INTENDED to get to the point where incompetence is acceptable, that came about through Public Sector Unions. In years gone bye, civil servants were there to be "of service to all, but servile to none". Do a good job, keep your job. Demonstrate incompetence, get fired. Just like the REAL world.
Jun 27th, 2018
Karen Y. from Yukon, OK writes:
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Let's bring integrity back to our government agencies.
Jun 27th, 2018
Someone from Glenshaw, PA writes:
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I work in the private sector. If I make a mistake, I will get fired. They call it an "at will" employee. I think the public sector should operate in the same way based on merit.
Jun 27th, 2018
Thomas M. from Milford, OH writes:
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The vast majority of Americans are accountable for their performance and behavior - not to mention for crimes - each and every day. Why can government employees cheat, lie, steal, commit treason, commit sedition and not be held accountable for years, if ever?
Jun 26th, 2018
Harold C. from Clarks Summit, PA writes:
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I strongly support the passage of the Merit Act ASAP.
Jun 25th, 2018
Someone from Felton, CA writes:
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Government Employees work for the CITEZENS of the the United State not Illegals ,We the people are sick of these ANTI - AMERICANS in office ,get out NOW !
Jun 25th, 2018
Someone from Chino Hills, CA writes:
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Fire all federal employees that are bad apples!! Federal employees deserve no special treatment compared to their private sector counterparts!!
Jun 24th, 2018
Clarence W. from Lady Lake, FL writes:
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If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...You are part of the problem! It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!
Jun 21st, 2018
Someone from Sunbury, OH writes:
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Time to clean up the corruption in our government!
Jun 21st, 2018
Earl F. from Mckinney, TX writes:
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All Federal Employees should be held accountable to the Taxpayers paying their salary. Just like in the Real world, either you do your job well, or risk being replaced by someone more competent and skilled.

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