Trump Really Is Draining The Swamp – IOTW Report

Trump Really Is Draining The Swamp

Daily Caller: President Donald Trump is significantly decreasing the size of the federal bureaucracy, a campaign promise he often referred to as “draining the swamp.”

The administration downsized permanent staff at all cabinet-level departments by the end of Sept. 2017, except for at Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Interior, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Hundreds of federal positions have been removed as a result of the administration’s commitment to retool and shed some of the two million federal government employees.

The federal workforce grew sizably under both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, ballooning from roughly 1.8 million employees in 2000 to 2.14 million at the height of Obama’s presidency.

Trump’s administration is moving at a historically slow pace in filling political positions at federal agencies, whether it be part of his “draining the swamp” promise or a slow movement on the part of the Senate is unclear.

The Senate has only confirmed 240 of the over 600 political appointments that are supposed to help carry out the administration’s agenda.

Agencies the administration has chosen not to shrink do make some sense. more here

5 Comments on Trump Really Is Draining The Swamp


    ⚫ $20 Billion/year goes to paying off federal student loans.
    ⚫ All Fafsa funding applications get re-directed to the state the college is in.
    ⚫ Students need to turn their protests towards the universities that are ripping them off with high debt.
    ⚫ No more professionals writing grants for stupid fish ladders or Master’s experiments of the mating rituals of bats.

  2. If Trump keeps doing this, the wives and kids of prominent democrats will have to get real jobs & shit. You know, like where you actually have to show up and *do* shit to get paid, like those evil deplorables do.

  3. All we have to do is get some adults in the room where the money for stupid shit gets passed out.
    No more:
    Studies to see if crustaceans can be trained to play tic tac toe
    Studies to see if Dogs approve of Nougat
    Studies to see if Fat Lesbians are mad because they’re fat, or because they’re always mad
    Outreach programs (other than bullets) to cultures who hate us
    Studies to see if Studies waste money
    Any subsidy connected to Art
    That’s Lazlo’s damn money.
    Hey Government, call me I will tell you what you want to know.
    Bugs hate games
    Dogs will eat anything
    See how easy?
    Put that money into bullets.
    I got nephews over there

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