REP LOUDERMILK SEEKS TO "DRAIN THE SWAMP" WITH INTRODUCTION OF THE MERIT ACT - February 3, 2017
Congressman: Career Feds ‘Soak Off the Lifeblood of the American People’
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Draining the swamp means ridding the federal government of career employees, according to one congressman who has introduced a bill to ease the process of firing them.
Federal employees “become where they are career bureaucrats who soak of the lifeblood of the American people,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., said in a video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday. The problem, Loudermilk said, stems from the lack of attrition and accountability in the federal workforce. While administrations change, he said, the culture never does.