Opinion: Government reorganization necessary to best serve Americans
The Trump administration recently announced an ambitious plan to reorganize the federal government with the intent to streamline its functions for the 21st century and for the digital age.
The proposal would combine federal agencies with similar functions. The critics of the reorganization are simply defending the “status quo.”
These defenders are relics of a time long gone before President Trump, when the phrase, “well this is how things have always been done,” was a one size fits all defense against change.
We see this type of reorganization often in the private sector. Companies reorganize in order to optimize efficiency and adequately service the needs of their customers.
The Federal government should function the same way for the American people.
For example: Did you know that right now, a chicken has to be regulated by the USDA but it’s eggs are regulated by the FDA
Farms and agriculture companies in middle America shouldn’t have to deal with repetitive and outdated government procedure in order to meet arbitrary requirements to stay in business.
This is just one of many cases of burdensome government regulation that stands between American businesses and their true maximum potential.
Here's The Bottom Line: Our government should be able to evolve and transform in order to best serve its constituency and spend its money in the most efficient manner possible.
When the American people voted President Trump into office in 2016 they voted for “smart” government, deregulation and a chance to fully unleash the strength of the American economy.
We’re seeing that just a year and a half into this presidency.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.