Have you seen the picture of Obama’s White House staff when President-Elect Trump came to visit? Yeah. That’s how you look when you know the Gravy Train has reached the end of the line.
Yikes. Honey, who died?!
I’m embarrassed for these people.
It’s Schadenfreude in a photo.
Make no mistake about it. For eight years, the Obama Administration acted under the notion that what the American people want is irrelevant.
It must gall them that the American people wanted Donald Trump.
When you’re a swamp creature, you fear the man who vows to drain the swamp.
If I had my way, Trump’s transition team would create an Administration that would give these people even more reason to sob uncontrollably.
The other day, Mary Jane Anklestraps over at iotwreport.com had everybody play “Triggered Mad Libs.”
In the post, she gave a list of cabinet positions and asked us fill in the people we believe Trump should place in them.
MJA didn’t include Press Secretary, because it isn’t a cabinet position.
But for fun, I decided to think of some folks I’d love to see as Press Secretary.
I didn’t have to think about it for long. The first name that popped into my head was Ann Coulter.
Could you imagine?
Now, rumor has it Laura Ingraham is being considered, and that’s not a bad idea.
But Ann Coulter?
Oh, honey. The Trump White House would have to add a page to the whitehouse.gov website for live-streaming of daily press briefings. It would become more popular than the Star Wars Kid.
People would flood the site to watch every one them.
Talk about entertaining.
Ann Coulter would take every adversarial, openly hostile question head-on. Those fragile flowers in the press corps wouldn’t know what hit them.
Unlike most Republicans who try to avoid confrontation, Coulter thrives on it. And given her acerbic wit and brilliant mind, she’d run circles around the press.
When it comes to the cabinet, personally I would prefer some of those posts be made obsolete. All fifty states have their own environmental department and education department. Why do we need them on the Federal level?
Carter created the Department of Education as a sop to the teacher’s unions. This country survived for 203 years without it. And we’ll be just fine if it goes away. Especially if Trump turns education back over to the states as he promised.
Likewise, the EPA was formed by Richard Nixon in 1970. Not coincidentally, that was the same year the communists established “Earth Day.” Dump it. Or, better put, compost it. Not only is the EPA a drain on Federal funds, it is killing private industry and destroying economic growth.
Ditto the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of the Interior. We don’t need them.
I’d also end the short life of the Department of Homeland Security. It was established after 9/11 to streamline the protection of our nation from domestic threats and terrorism.
“Streamline” means to make more efficient. Did adding another layer of bureaucracy make homeland security more efficient? Of course not. Adding bureaucracy never streamlines anything.
Get rid of them all.
Other than Defense, State, Justice, Treasury, (and possibly Energy and Commerce), why do we need the others?
A Federal Government that is twenty trillion dollars in debt needs to do more than trim the fat. We shouldn’t just stop the expansion of this big lumbering giant. We should make this lumbering giant smaller and leaner.
You know. Streamline it.
I suppose we’re stuck with Health and Human Services thanks to Medicare and Medicaid. Ditto Agriculture since now Agriculture is mostly Food Stamps. But both can be reduced in size and scope.
The problem with the Federal Government is it has become too gargantuan to be anything more than an ineffective suck-hole. It devours our wealth and productivity while it tramples on our liberty and freedom.
Despite confiscating a record amount of wealth in the form of taxes, it still manages to ring up a twenty trillion dollar debt.
And while jobs in the free market economy have dwindled, the Federal employee rolls have expanded by leaps and bounds over the last eight years.
Never forget. We pay their salaries, benefits and pensions.
There’s something wrong with that picture.
If we ever hope to bring this unwieldy, ineffective Government until control, it has to downsize.
That would really go a long way to draining the swamp.
Something tells me these parasites in the White House are not only despondent over losing their jobs. I think in their heart of hearts they fear that a President Trump would do something quite similar to what I’m suggesting.
And if he only did half of it? I’d be a happy camper.
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