Let's stop the obstructionism and allow government agencies to fulfill their missions.
The size of entourages for members of congress and political appointees needs to be capped. If someone wants an entourage greater than the limit, then they would pay the salaries and expenses of the excess members of the entourage, not the federal government.
Over the years, and not just in this administration, the agency has become a depository of far too many appointees, fellows, interns and the like. Disproportionally more than almost any other government agency. And the turnover of these during a four-year term exacerbates the situation. This results in greatly reduced efficiency, lack of continuity, no succession planning, confusion on mission and goals, and low morale... more »
Over the past 12 years in federal service, I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of political appointees with little or no work experience filling the ranks of federal agencies. They use federal positions to springboard their pay status to become consultants and lobbyists, and not always to serve for the benefit of the public.These folks should be paid by the political committee that places them there, not... more »