How To Drain The Swamp: Fire All ‘Non-Essential’ Government Personnel

The government partial shutdown continues. There are approximately 800,000 non-essential personnel who have been furloughed due to the shutdown. The Washington Post chart below lists the percentage of individuals by department who have been furloughed.

Dr. Mihai Macovei, an associated researcher at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania, found that income inequality and slow productivity are due to a common factor – government intervention. The more government intervention, the less productivity and more income inequality.   Dr. Macovei wrote:

A growing chorus of alarmist voices decries the rising economic inequality in the Western world, especially in the United States. Surprisingly enough, the same mainstream analysts complain about the anemic growth of labor productivity without seeing the correct link between the two.

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For the United States, the failed economic policy is the exponential growth of government intervention in the economy in the 20th century, which stifled entrepreneurship and capital accumulation. This is obvious in the rise of both government spending that redistributes away economic resources from their originators and the amount of regulatory burden. 

The U.S. Congress and previous presidents have allowed government intervention to expand exponentially.

President Trump recognized that it is government intervention at every level (the swamp) that harms economic growth. Regulations by tens of thousands of un-elected government bureaucrats have keep America from being great.

Given the current shutdown and the growing realization that its impact on individual Americans has been negligible, gives the Trump administration a golden opportunity to “trim the fat.”

Fewer government bureaucrats means greater productivity and income equality.

Two goals of Making America Great Again and Keeping America Great!


Opportunity For Federal Government Reform — Eliminate, Disperse, Privatize

Shutdown Shows How Unnecessary Much of Government Is

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5 replies
  1. Robert
    Robert says:

    I am one of the Furloghed employees. I am a Research Meteorologist, 38-yr veteran. We support the NWS with our research, which issues forecasts for weather events that affect the public. Those forecasters depend on numerical models to make their forecasts, and who do you think supports those models? We do! No State is willing to put up the money to maintain these services, and since weather affects the entire country, it is appropriate that the Federal Government take on this responsibility. Going to fire all of us?

    Your thesis is wrong on its face – Federal Employees are not the enemies of the President, it is the Socialist/Communists in Congress that are to blame, and their allies in DOJ, most of whom are appointed, unlike FTE employees.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Thanks for reading and commenting. There are lots of meteorologists that work for various universities and news agencies. Perhaps it is time for you to retire and find a new job?

      • Robert
        Robert says:

        Rich, I know that, but most University professors also need Federal Support. Without NSF, very few of them would have jobs. TV Meteorologists also depend on the NWS for the information they present. Who is going to do those jobs if Federal Meteorologists are forced out? Answer: No no one. A Meteorology career requires a lot of study, and its no cakewalk. We cannot be easily or quickly replaced, as it takes 4 – 7 years after the B.S. to get a Ph.D, which is required these days.

    • Rhonda Reichel
      Rhonda Reichel says:

      Well…now that you mention it WHY AREN’T YOU ADDRESSING GEOENGINEERING
      Can you not see chemtrails & the haze caused by them?
      Until you tell the truth you are part of the problem


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