Restructuring an unsustainable federal spending machine

(2) Restructure the Government and Cut Annual Operating Costs By a Minimal 50%

There is no credible reason why the federal government cannot reduce its annual operating costs by a minimal 50% simply by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse of the taxpayer’s money as one of its (now) acceptable government operating costs. But, how do you achieve that goal with three dysfunctional government branches that are no longer independent, no checks and balances, and over 30 years of successful efforts to politicize and weaken government infrastructures involving  over 2.5 million career civil servants? These 50% cost reductions will occur with the able assistance of both government unions and whistleblowers involving the following government-wide restructuring efforts: (1) review, upgrade, and enforcement of OPM position standards that are on a par with the private sector, (2) eliminate all executive and judicial branch EX / SES political appointee RDBs, and (3) replace those executive and judicial RDB positions, and any civil service managers who do not meet the OPM’s upgraded position standards, with those civil service managers who do meet those newly upgraded OPM position standards, and (4) eliminate bogus, politically-sponsored contracts and contractors that wastes the taxpayer’s money and produces nothing of value.

Note: (a) There should be a minimal 6 month retention period for SES executive and judicial branch political appointee RDBs and civil service managers who will be replaced so that they can explain the operation to those civil service managers who will replace them, and (b) each incoming administration deals directly with apolitical, technically qualified career civil service professionals who are insulated from each administration’s political agendas and pressures, as before the 1978 CSRA.

The initial (and open) list of executive, judicial, and legislative branch items below contains a mission statement for each branch, i.e. executive branch (improve efficiency / cut government waste), along with a list of actions for that specific branch. As noted previously, this initial list will be forwarded to the whistleblower community and government unions for their additions and edits. The final list will then be publicized and then forwarded to the next administration and Congress for discussions with both government unions and the whistleblower community.