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Old Today, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Interesting article. Some portions of some agencies (e.g. Agricultural Department) have already been relocated from DC to the Midwest, which makes sense, given that, that is closer to their consumers. However, apparently Mulvaney slipped up and indicated that since it's impossible to fire federal employees, moving them to more remote regions of the country would make many of them resign [paraphrasing].

I think for some Agencies/Departments it absolutely makes sense (i.e. if Dept of Agriculture is mostly working with consumers in the Midwest, that would make more sense for a headquarters rather than DC). However, if it's just to get federal workers to quit, it seems like there are better ways.

Between the constant shutdown threats and strategic moves against federal workers, it's not as Cush for them as it used to be.

Thoughts on this new proposal?
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Old Today, 11:06 AM
 
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The agriculture also does research on what will grow where. That's changing.

Time to shut them up about climate change.

What better way than moving the whole department? Wonder what that would cost?

Between the salt in the soil, changing markets due to tariffs, and climate, my progeny will not see much farming done in the USA.
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Old Today, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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This has been in the works for awhile. I think it's a good idea.

It would spread the wealth from being concentrated in the DC area. And it may be better for those located in the midwest to manage agricultural issues than DC lobbyists who have never seen a corn field.
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Old Today, 11:47 AM
 
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The worst thing that even happened to this country was the installation of air conditioning at federal buildings in DC. Prior to that the whole sordid place shut down from May to October.
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
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Location: DMV Area
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I support it only as it would mean more Dems leaving northern Virginia, which would help return the state to Republican control.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
 
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They might have been thinking about it since Perdue got there. But the planning is a mess.

The timing is rotten for people with kids in school. The Hill indicated there would be no cost saving. In fact it will cost millions of dollars.

The state is kicking in money costing the Kansas taxpayers. It will take years to recoup that money.

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Old Today, 12:33 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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This has been in the works for awhile. I think it's a good idea.

It would spread the wealth from being concentrated in the DC area. And it may be better for those located in the midwest to manage agricultural issues than DC lobbyists who have never seen a corn field.
Quoted for uberness.
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Old Today, 12:38 PM
 
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No not to shrink government, those jobs will be filled so no cost savings.
Some of the moves were very abrupt just to shut some of the department down. But I don't understand that move.

Researchers just look at what is happening and write it up in a report, they don't create climate patterns or make ice melt with laser eyes. So you just killed the reporting of something is happening regardless of your political leanings.

Perhaps someone should explain to the Executive branch that the issue will continue and already cost Florida Millions annually with worsening beach erosion, constant alge and bacteria blooms near our beaches hurting tourism, and Miami's sinking feeling.
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Old Today, 01:48 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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O the ignorance! It takes two signatures to fire a Federal employee. It's easy to fire people, not so easy to build a competent staff to do the nation's work. Trump has never built a staff in his life. All he knows how to do is move people around and fire them. Thank God he'll be gone soon!
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Old Today, 02:09 PM
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Location: DMV Area
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^^it actually is difficult to fire a federal employee, particularly those who have achieved some kind of "tenure" status. And if by "gone soon" you mean in January 2025, then I agree with you. If not, you have a long time to wait
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