For this election season, I’ve been watching and waiting for either party’s documented views on the federal government, agencies and employees. We have the first concrete view. The Republic Party has released its 2016 Platform.
According to Government Executive, “The Republican Party’s 2016 platform calls for a slew of reforms targeting the federal workforce, including cuts to pay and benefits.”
Go ahead and take a look at the document:
You will find the Government Reform section begins on page 23, the Republican Party states that “We pledge to make government work for the people, rather than the other way around.”
Does this mean that the federal government does not now work for the people? Pretty broad statement.
The Party also states that “We support the following test: Is a particular expenditure within the constitutional scope of the federal government? If not, stop it. Has it been effective in the past and is it still absolutely necessary? If not, end it. Is it so important as to justify borrowing, especially foreign borrowing, to fund it? If not, kill it.”
Would like your opinion on what this really means. How will the GOP conduct this test? How will results be measured?
Nothing concrete from the Democratic Party yet. This should be a part of its 2016 platform as well.
I need to add this – The National Academy of Public Administration has released its Transition 2016 report. You should take a look this.