How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy

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Will the Trump Haters and Never Trumpers give the president credit for this accomplishment?

  1. Sure they will - when Hades freezes over.

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  1. Cellblock2429
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    /----/ So Libs refuse to give Trump credit for draining the swamp and improving the economy. They claim he has done little or nothing to fix things as promised during the campaign. Well the Washington Post explains how he's doing it.
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    How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy

    Nearly a year into his takeover of Washington, President Trump has made a significant down payment on his campaign pledge to shrink the federal bureaucracy, a shift long sought by conservatives that could eventually bring the workforce down to levels not seen in decades.

    By the end of September, all Cabinet departments except Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Interior had fewer permanent staff than when Trump took office in January — with most shedding many hundreds of employees, according to an analysis of federal personnel data by The Washington Post.

    The diminishing federal footprint comes after Trump promised in last year’s campaign to “cut so much your head will spin,” and it reverses a boost in hiring under President Barack Obama. The falloff has been driven by an exodus of civil servants, a diminished corps of political appointees and an effective hiring freeze.

    Even though Congress did not pass a new budget in his first year, the drastic spending cuts Trump laid out in the spring — which would slash more than 30 percent of funding at some agencies — also has triggered a spending slowdown, according to officials at multiple departments.
     
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    "How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy"

    ...for the worst.

    And it has little to do with Trump – any Republican president would be pursuing the same failed, wrongheaded agenda.
     
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    Because nothing he has done has done that. The economy is continuing on the same trajectory it's been on since 2009.

    Except that isn't a good thing. That just means less services that we need are going to get done. Less IRS Agents? Except more people to get away with tax fraud. Less EPA regulators? Expect more pollution? Less USDA and FDA inspectors? Expect more cases of food poisoning. How anyone other than a sociopath considers this a good thing, is beyond me.

    I promise you, once we have a Katrina level failure from a government agency, this isn't going to blow up in Trump's face.
     
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    /----/ I feel your pain.
     
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    Meh, it's not my pain.

    It's the pain people in Puerto Rico are feeling because Trump is so fucking incompetent.
     
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    The number of federal employees has been shrinking for years however the number of contractors has gone up in proportion. Net result: government is more responsive but more expensive
     
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    /----/ OK Tinkerbell, what why did Obozo let PR get into such bad shape? Because they couldn't vote for him?
    In Puerto Rico, a sinkhole of rebuilding struggles
    A U.S. territory, Puerto Rico was already in trouble when Maria hit on Sept. 20 as the strongest storm to strike the island in nine decades. Its economy had been in recession for a decade, pushing the island into bankruptcy to restructure about $120 billion in bond and pension debt.

    The task of rebuilding is made that much harder by the challenges and expense of bringing supplies and equipment to an island, which will depend heavily on U.S. aid and likely struggle to finance its expected share of the rebuilding.

    The storm cut all power and cell service, felled trees, destroyed 230,000 homes and damaged another 400,000.

    One of the casualties was this stretch of Highway 2, the vital 143-mile artery between San Juan and Ponce. Running west from San Juan before looping south, the road transports thousands of people a day between the San Juan suburbs and the island’s bustling capital.

    Hurricane Maria’s rains flooded the pipes under Highway 2 until one burst. Water gushed out of the old pipe deep below the roadway, scouring out a hole into which the ground eventually collapsed.

    Officials could not ignore the sinkhole, which squeezed eastbound traffic into a single westbound lane and detoured westbound traffic. Tempers began to fray as residents endured a one-mile drive for nearly an hour.
     
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    Trump is the guy who is in Charge NOW. What is he doing NOW, four months after the hurricane and the lights are still out.

    You know, Trump has to own his own presidency at some point before we impeach him.
     
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    /——/ He’s personally flying a chopper with supplies to remote areas just like Obozo did and Hildabeast would have if only she could have fit her fat azz in one. He also borrowed President Bush’s Magic Hurricane Wand to clear the roads. You imbecile
     
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