Ramaswamy says he would fire half of federal workforce at random

Source: United Press International

“Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy says that if he is elected president of the United States, he would cut 50% of the government workforce at random on his first day in office. Ramaswamy, who has been a proponent of downsizing the government, said in a tweet Sunday that former President Donald Trump was stopped from “firing bureaucrats” by civil service protections. ‘Here’s the solution: randomness,’ Ramaswamy said. ‘Non-discretionary firings are legally defensible and avoid civil service rules.’ Ramaswamy suggested using a random method to the firings, such as firing employees whose Social Security number ends in an odd number.” [editor’s note: Every once in a while it ges hard not to like this guy for a few minutes. Then he tacks in a different direction again – TLK] (11/13/23)