President Trump is about to pull the plug on this waste of money.
Oh, Democrats were smart. They assigned some real agencies to make it look like the department was necessary. Those agencies can be assigned to Commerce or somebody else.
Rick Perry may be the wrecking ball we need.
From an editorial in the New York Times:
President-elect Donald Trump has picked several people to lead federal departments who are hostile to the work of those agencies. On Tuesday, he went a step further by choosing Rick Perry, the former Texas governor, to head the Department of Energy, an agency that Mr. Perry once promised to eliminate.And there was this:
The big question, of course, is whether Mr. Perry and Mr. Trump have the interest or ability to pursue an ambitious agenda, or whether they are determined to carry on an ideological war against climate science.Elections have consequences. If there is a market for solar and wind, then they will win. If not, why subsidize this nonsense?
Because of carbon dioxide?
From Jake Novak at CNBC:
Perry joins Dr. Ben Carson, a fierce federal housing critic who Trump has selected to head the department of Housing and Urban Development; Betsy DeVos, a strong opponent of the government's monopoly on public education who has been selected to lead the Education Department; Scott Pruitt, who is Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the very agency he is currently suing; Andy Puzder, Trump's choice for Labor Secretary, who opposes most of the newer government labor laws; and Tom Price, Trump's pick to lead the Health Department, a man who wants to gut the department's most pressing work by repealing Obamacare.
Some people are using the "fox guarding the hen house" metaphor to describe these picks. But that's not exactly right. Remember the fox just wants to eat the chickens, not tear down the hen house and put the chickens out of a job.
But will these appointees, if approved, really shut down these departments?I hope so.
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