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Thursday, December 28, 2017

I think the EPA should be located in Minot, ND.

Because the cost of living is much lower there than it is in Washington D.C. which means you wouldn't need to pay people over six figures.

We all know military pay isn't high, but bureaucrats don't come cheap. The average benefit package includes 10 federal holidays, 13 sick days and 20 vacation days — that's four weeks — a year. The benefits alone cost taxpayers just under $23 billion a year. 
The report even suggests that the government has an unofficial minimum wage: $100,000 a year. That's the minimum average salary for 78 out of 122 federal departments and agencies, although some individuals make less. Even so, the report notes, "29,852 federal employees out-earned each of the 50 state governors receiving more than $190,823." 
It used to be people went into government to do good. Now, apparently, it's to do well.
Move the Department of Energy to some place in New Mexico.  Or Arizona.  The Department of Education can build their headquarters in Wyoming.  Move some other department to Mississippi, and another to Nebraska.  All of those places are much, much cheaper to live than Washington D.C., and it will do two things:  Allow you to hire people for less money, and de-centralize the bureaucracy that currently infests D.C.  We can see exactly how dedicated these people are to their jobs when they can't hob-knob with fancy lobbyists at all the right bars and clubs.  We'll see how much they love their jobs when it's -30 with a windchill even lower than that, and they still have to report in to the office.  We'll see what kind of "public service" is offered when the nearest five-star restaurant is an hour drive away.

And quite honestly, if that makes a bunch of these pukes retire, so much the better.

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