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November 12, 2016

Who Says There's No Good News?

FEDERAL AGENCIES: Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover
Trump has even suggested abolishing the agency entirely, although that would be an uphill political climb. Trump has picked a top climate change skeptic to lead his EPA transition team — Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute — and has promised sweeping reforms in the agency that's long been a target for industry groups and Republicans who say its rules overreach.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 12, 2016 8:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Seize all of their hard drives. Yesterday wouldn't be too soon.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at November 12, 2016 8:27 AM

If the article is even close, Trump might get a toofer, i.e. drive down the regulatory burden and drive off some activist federal employees. As a deal maker, he ought to like a toofer.

Posted by: BillH at November 12, 2016 8:46 AM

Hopefully Carter's Department of Education next. Fifty billion dollars a year for absolutely nothing. Not a soul on this planet knows exactly what all those space and money wasting bureaucrats there actually do.

Posted by: Denny at November 12, 2016 2:32 PM

Jesus Christ, this is, like, the best Christmas ever.

Posted by: D S Craft at November 12, 2016 4:56 PM

My ol' gray haired uncle used to say, "Teach a kid to read then get the hell out of their way."

For them that don't want to learn to read - strap em to the wheel until their attitude adjusts accordingly.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 12, 2016 5:47 PM

There are a couple of things that could be done overnight.
Give the Inspector Generals of each Fed Agency the assurance that you will back them.

Review the data that you have of all government employee usage of the web and go after every instance of every visit to a child porn web site with felony charges- no plea bargains, seeking maximum jail time, none of the pension bullshit etc.

Next, do the same with all govt users of porn sites- charge is theft of government property no bargains etc etc.

None of the sane Americans could argue with this, and those who do argue have clearly identified themselves as the next group to get a good hard looking at.

Posted by: Bill Jones at November 12, 2016 6:37 PM

Believe there were a few IG positions left unfilled throughout this administration. Like they didn't want accountability,or something.

Posted by: Nori at November 12, 2016 7:41 PM

I recall that St Ronnie the Fraudulent when campaigning vowed to dismantle all those agencies, and more.

He increased their budgets instead.

Don't hold your breath.

Posted by: itor at November 12, 2016 9:30 PM

Hey, itor the aggrieved! Almost everyone on this board remembers Reagan's era, his reforms, and the huge whooping he gave federal regulations. We also remember the congress he was handed.

Perhaps you're unaware of the fact that Trump will be coming into office with both houses under Republican control. Buckle-up, buttercup. All hands, please stand by.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at November 13, 2016 11:16 AM

No offense, Casey, but Republican control of Congress just doesn't fill conservatives with confidence anymore. It is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp Democrat.

Posted by: james wilson at November 13, 2016 11:36 PM

I completely understand, James.

Putting Priebus in as CS indicates to me that Trump has a lot of convincing to do.

The whole thing is an exercise in how badly each party was damaged by this election. The dems are, I hope, in such disarray that they may not recover. Right now, they are plunging further to the left, which is in no way logical.

The GOPe is also forever changed, but I agree with you that they are dyed in the wool and may need some extra fixing. After all, we cut off the rattlesnake's head before we bury him, don't we?

Putting Brietbart's Bannon on the one hand, and Priebus on the other, seems an intelligent and tactically aggressive move. I'm buckled up.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at November 14, 2016 7:46 AM

I would hope that the FBI has tears of joy, the cockles of their hearts warming, and is preparing to roll out the red carpet instead of "bracing" for President Trump.

Posted by: Speller at November 14, 2016 11:30 AM

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