March 20, 2017
Do Republicans really think that fewer than 5,000 appointees can win against 2.8 million federal employees who have a vested interest in absolutely nothing changing?If Trump wants to devolve power out of DC, he has to shut departments down.
Take the Department of Energy and put the nuclear weapons management under Department of Defense (or even Commerce, as Reagan wanted, to keep nuclear protection in civilian hands), split energy issues between Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Interior, then shut its doors. Roll any necessary parts of Department of Education into Labor and send other responsibilities back to the states, then shut its doors. Once departments are shut down, bulldoze the buildings to the ground. Shatter them, plow them under, then build beautiful parks, Liberty Parks, over where the departments used to stand. Trump should also then consider “farming” some departments out to states, further breaking the leviathan apart. To Beat The Bureaucrats, Trump Needs To Shut Their Agencies Down
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He could cut ALL of it by at least 90% and most of us wouldn't be effected.
Posted by: ghostsniper at March 20, 2017 1:07 PM
Yes,90% reduction of the Beltway Bureaucratic Barnacles sounds about right. Just to show magnanimity,Pres Trump could create a new "Dept of Permanently Aggrieved" to warehouse them. Rescind Hollywood's tax breaks to fund it. Let them continue the same work they were doing-watching 6-8 hrs of porn while sipping cups of warm vinegar to maintain that Lois Lerner/Gina McCarthy face. Keep the breakroom stocked with Tofurky and Ben & Jerry's. Point is,just keep them contained.
Posted by: Nori at March 20, 2017 5:12 PM
The President should order the Treasury Secretary to immediately stop issuing paychecks to everyone in the EPA, and the Dep't of Education, and the Energy Department, etc., etc.
By the time all the court challenges are heard, ten million drones will have been unemployed for long enough that the more motivated ones will be working in productive jobs. The other 75% will be squealing like a Hillary supporter on election night—a good example to the other federal drones that they need to work for the taxpayers, instead of working to expand their self-serving empires.
How many $billions would that free up overnight? The President could then tell the nation that taxpayers will get that loot in a refund, thus gelding the drone contingent in one swipe.
The federal bureaucracy has ballooned so fast, and it has become such a giant tick sucking on the blood of our economy, that if they are not destroyed now they will be untouchable.
ONLY President Trump can do what is necessary. This CAN be done. And although I am seriously heartened by his attitude so far, I fear that he doesn't see the urgent necessity of prompt action.
The entire Left is controlled by just one (1) entity. It isn't George Soros, who is just doing what he always does: obeying his master. He did it in Nazi Germany, and he's doing it now, no doubt so his corpse will be immortalized by the new world overlords (and friends, we won't ever be the overlords).
Trump can do it. No one else can. The Commander-in-Chief has the military behind him, and that is sufficient. But he will also have immense support from ordinary Americans, who crave a leader who will save the country. I pray he sees the light to do right.
Otherwise, as the erstwhile (but still extant) Soviets like to say: "Two steps forward, one step back, Comrade. Forward!"
President Trump is that 'one step back' for the Left. If he doesn't use this God-given opportunity now to put political judges in their place, and slash away at our immense bureaucratic tumor—and by God, follow the Constitution and Bill of Rights instead of allowing the Left to corrupt the language that says "Shall not be..." into "Shall be...", then our goose is cooked. For good.
Yes, it really is that serious. Only credulous fools believe this Leftist crap is happening spontaneously. It isn't. It was planned out in detail. And it is working exactly as planned.
The United States Marines have a very basic saying: "Kill the fuckin' enemy!"
Do it, Trump! No one else can.
Posted by: Smokey at March 21, 2017 7:59 PM