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house Bill H.R. 1132

Prohibiting Political Appointees From Taking Career Civil Service Jobs and “Burrowing” Into the Bureaucracy

Argument in favor

Political appointees are expected to step down when the administration which appointed them leaves office, not “burrow” into the bureaucracy by taking a career position in the federal civil service. This prevents appointees from doing that.

Pat's Opinion
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03/05/2018
Not only should there be no burrowing, there should be term limits! These people currently stay so long, they get bogged down in political favors and money so deep they become corrupt. I.e., McConnell, Ryan and others.
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Karen's Opinion
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03/05/2018
I was a governmental employee of my state for many years. This kind of nepotism rewards those who have little knowledge of what serving citizens really means. They were appointed and should get out and stay out once their appointing Administration goes. Real Civil Servants choose that career and understand sacrifice for the good of citizens.
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Christopher 's Opinion
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03/05/2018
Yes! This preserves upward mobility for career employees
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Argument opposed

Political appointees should be able to pursue whatever jobs they want when their administration’s time in office comes to an end, even if that’s a career position in the federal civil service. A two-year wait period won’t prevent that.

OlderNWiser's Opinion
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03/05/2018
Politicians becoming lobbyists are of much greater concern, cause greater harm, and have been a corrupting influence. No, thank you.
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Dale's Opinion
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03/05/2018
Wow, what a careful ‘threading of a political needle ‘ to avoid doing anything about politicians becoming lobbyists. Do something about this President that prevents hostile foreign enemies from continuing to destroy our faith in our elections.
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DEGUp's Opinion
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03/05/2018
There may be a double negative problem in the text. It makes no sense to prevent the best qualified person from working any job, political appointees or not.
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