So here’s my plan: During the next four years, the Trump Administration — and Congress — should plan to move at least 25% of the federal workforce located in the Washington, D.C. metro area to other locations around the country: Places that are economically suffering (which will have the advantage of making federal workers’ salaries go farther) and that need the business. Should Trump get another four years, he should do it all over again. — Glenn Reynolds (aka Instapundit) in USA Today
A great idea, but I’d take it farther:
This will be the new home of the Justice Dept. Civil Rights Division.
This is the new home to the United States Education Department. Follow the straight line up from Syracuse until it gets into the dark red. That’s Pulaski. We’re putting whoever came up with Common Core right there. Oh, anybody doesn’t show up on a ‘snow day?’ You’re fired.
The Great Dismal Swamp, NC. A place so dismal, that it was named dismal. (Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places)
The new home to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development would go right here. Day one, everybody bring gloves and a shovel from home.
There are wonderful places and days in Detroit, Bismark and the other spots. I agree that the federal employees should live somewhere other than D.C. There also might be fewer government workers if in fact the job came with a less glamorous zip code.
Somewhere else in Kansas.
Kansas, only in winter. (I mean no insult to Kansas.)
The entire Agriculture Department is moving here next year. Every desk. Every secretary. Every administrator. Every copier and every stapler. Either survive here, where a lot of agriculture is done, or go home.
Those jobs will either go to Kansans, who know a bit about farming or they will dry up like those cut stalks of corn.