“Here in, accountability is a foreign language.”

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Steve Hilton on Fox News’ The Next Revolution to discuss the MERIT Act, his proposal to cut government waste and restore accountability to the federal workforce.

Highlights:

Running Agencies Like A Business: “The MERIT Act takes the same standards applied in the private sector and extends it to all federal agencies. It allows agency directors to remove an employee for cause through due process. This bill will help agencies run like a business, just like the rest of us in the real world.”

Accountability Is A Foreign Language: “When I first got elected in 2015 as a business guy, I kept wondering why federal employees were being held less accountable for their work standards than the people they worked for. I was a CEO for two major corporations. Believe me, the board held me accountable. I held my senior team accountable, and they held their teams accountable. That’s what the real world does. Here in Washington, the idea of a work standard and accountability is a foreign language.”

No Accountability, No Urgency: “We’ve removed 2,000 plus regulations under President Trump, but the new laws that we put in its place have to go through the bureaucracy. Without accountability there, there’s no sense of urgency. It’s inconsistent, and there’s no level playing field between the people in the real world, taxpayers in America, and the bureaucracy of the swamp in Washington.”

What Worked For The VA: “In 2017, we unanimously passed a bill to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs director to remove people for cause, and since then, over 4,300 people have been removed, demoted, or suspended. Now, the VA’s service is getting better, and satisfaction is going up.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I HOPE HE STARTS BY GETTING RID OF DEEP STATE C-A & F-I ! HOW MANY SOLDIER’S LIVES HAVE THEY DESTROYED BECAUSE OF THEIR POPPY FIELDS? NEXT, MAYBE ALL D.C. POLITICIANS (DEMS & REPS.) CAN PROVIDE TAX RETURNS, BANK ACCOUNTS, ASSETS AND OFF SHORE ACCOUNTS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS…AND PROVE HOW THEY BECAME MILLIONAIRES ON A GOVERNMENT PAY CHECK.

    • @Nelda Smith, you have said a mouthful! You also pointed out a GREAT question, how DID they become millionaires on government paychecks??? We are paying DEARLY in our health, our livelihoods, our tax dollars and everything else, only to see them gain tremendously while we flounder.

  2. Federal employees should have work ethics just like anyone of the people paying their salary.
    Tired of big pay self indulgent. Do nothing get rich overpaid salary and pensions/ health insurance
    Lobbyists- inside trading, they voted for no punishment for their inside trading. Time for BIG CHANGE

  3. Outlines reasons he’s no fan of GOP Sen. David Perdue
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Any day we can expect our lightweight United States Senator David Perdue, to emerge from his mansion in his closed community wearing his denim jacket to denounce the rising debt level. This is after his vote on the budget busting tax cut.
    Along with this consider his continued support of leaving the Guantanamo prison open at a cost of $10,000,000 per detainee (says Human Rights First) and the expensive tax cuts that benefits the top one percent and corporations. In addition, he voted to increase defense spending without the often promised investigations to end the waste and corruption in military operations and procurement that continues unabated.
    Perdue has a 76 percent approval ranking from Georgia Republicans, yet has voted against the average Georgians interests. What does that tell the average voter?
    His sycophantic support of President Trump has certainly not benefited Georgia’s hard hit hurricane victims. His political skills in dealing with Democrats are almost non-existent.

    Perdue
    Perdue continues to be, as Trump puts it, “to be a person from central casting who looks like a Senator.”
    The one thing I do know is his eagerness to cut entitlements as a way of reducing the national debt and government expenditures. This means cuts in Social Security and Medicare. Furthermore, the disappointment on his face and his gestures when John McCain voted to keep the Affordable Health Care Act will forever remain in my mind. He was the presiding officer at the time and I got a good look at him on C-SPAN.
    Partisanship is an issue currently in Washington, and Perdue wrongly puts the blame on the Democrats. Here is a senator who failed to vote for Obama’s moderate nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. His friend, the Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, promised to obstruct Obama at every turn.
    What is the definition of a hypocrite? Perdue’s and Trump’s political ineptness are causing the following:
    • Georgia farmers are going bankrupt;
    • California wildfire victims are struggling to rebuild; and
    • Puerto Rican families are losing access to food benefits.
    Further, he stated: “This economy is growing rapidly. We’ve created five-million new jobs.” Moreover, he exclaims that unemployment is the lowest that it’s been in over 50 years. “So, we got the economy moving,” taking credit for what Obama and the Democrats started.
    “We made a dent in the long-term debt by growing the economy. A significant dent,” said Perdue. Remember that statement when cuts are proposed by Republicans to human services to balance the budget. But wait until his main constituents in rural Georgia become aware that they are not benefitting from this so called success.
    “I’ve got a lot of Democratic friends, a lot of Republican friends in this state. I can tell you, the road to Socialism is not going to run through the state of Georgia,” said Perdue. This trope is used to demonize people who want a fair deal on wages, health care, education and other programs and services that are available in other advanced industrial nations.
    One women is running against him, Teresa Tomlinson, former mayor of Columbus .It really is time for real change in Georgia.

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