In President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, he drew the ire of Democrats when he said that he was empowering the heads of all government agencies to reward workers who perform well and eliminate those who demonstrate that they do not have America’s interest at heart and who do not perform well.
This drew criticism from a number of Democrats and members of the mainstream media. They said that this type of reward and punishment may work in the private sector, which is what Trump is used to operating in, but it doesn’t work in government.
This begs the question of why it doesn’t work in government and is that why we have so many problems within the federal government?
Many have advocated that the federal government should be run like a business instead of a good-old-boys social club where no matter how poorly a person performs, they continue to hold their job without any fear of being demoted or terminated. For years, many of us have been told to try and get a job with the federal government because if you do, you’ve got it made and will have long-term job security. I heard it more than once, but was never able to obtain one of the sacred lucrative jobs.
Did you know that the average (median) HOUSEHOLD income in America runs around $56,500 a year? This includes homes with two income earners. The average salary for federal employees is over $84,000 a year, plus they have great benefits on top. Note that is for a single person, not two in the same household. That means that federal employees on average make about 67% more than the average American HOUSEHOLD.
On January 13, 2018, an employee for the state of Hawaii issued a ballistic missile warning that panicked thousands of people. One man was so frightened that he placed his young daughter down a manhole in the middle of the street. It took 38 minutes before a second message was sent out notifying the public that the first alarm was a false one. For over half and hour, residents of the state believed they were about to blown to smithereens by nuclear missiles launched by North Korea.
At first everyone was told that the employee hit the wrong switch during a change of shift. They wrote it off as a simple accident.
Officials now say that the employee claims he didn’t know it was a drill, but other employees in the same room reported hearing the word ‘exercise’ repeated numerous times. Upon learning that it was just a drill and not a real emergency, the employee froze, confused as to what to do, so another employee jumped in to end the emergency alert. Officials are also reporting that the same employee who initiated the emergency signal had a history of confusing exercise drills from the real thing, which begs the question of why that employee was still in that position?
That employee has now been fired and members of the mainstream media who criticized Trump for saying that employees who don’t perform well or do not have the best interest of the nation, should be eliminated, praised the firing of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who sent a real emergency signal. The media was glad the employee was finally fired, but rebuked Trump for saying this needs to be done government wide. Seems it’s okay for some to clean house, but not for Trump, further proving the blind hatred and intolerance held by Democrats and the mainstream media towards President Donald Trump.