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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Trump will fire 50,000 upon his return

MAGA-nificent news today. The tail will not wag the dog in Donald John Trump's second presidency.

Trump plans to dump 50,000 Civil Service-protected Democrats who run agencies. The Constitution makes the president the chief executive of the executive branch. Trump plans to do just that.

The Daily Mail reported, "Donald Trump has plans to purge the so-called 'deep state' beyond what any president has done before if he runs for and wins the presidency in 2024 and as many as 50,000 government workers could find themselves on the chopping block. 

"The former president, if elected again, would move in with a plan being drawn up now to 'drain the swamp' and cut tens of thousands of civil servants from what are typically apolitical roles, according to an Axios report. 

"He would clean house of mid-level staffers at the Pentagon, Justice Department, State Department and beyond and bring in thoroughly vetted candidates who were found to be more closely aligned with his 'America First' agenda.  

"After interviews with over a dozen Trump-world insiders the outlet's investigation found that Trump is planning to use an executive order called 'Schedule F,' which he issued in October 2020 and Biden later rescinded."

Apolitical?

There is no such thing in Washington, a town where Democrats usually score 90% of the votes in presidential elections.

Obama led an unconstitutional resistance and even planted papers on Donald Trump to trigger the Mueller witch hunt.

Culling the herd of 50,000 bureaucrats should be just the start. Entire agencies should be eliminated. The Department of Energy should be eliminated and its duties turned over to Interior with no expansion of the payroll. Make it the Department of Natural Resources like states do.

The departments of Education, HUD and Labor also need to be axed.

The Hoover FBI headquarters needs to be demolished and its field salted. It must never rise again.

I would bring in governors and other proven state officials to fill Cabinet posts and other top jobs because they have executive experience and they are from outside DC.

Axios reported, "Trump remains distracted by his obsession with contesting the 2020 election results. But he has endorsed the work of several groups to prime an administration-in-waiting. Personnel and action plans would be executed in the first 100 days of a second term starting on Jan. 20, 2025.

"Their work could accelerate controversial policy and enforcement changes, but also enable revenge tours against real or perceived enemies, and potentially insulate the president and allies from investigation or prosecution.

"They intend to sack thousands of mid-level staff jobs. Well-funded groups are already developing lists of candidates selected often for their animus against the system — in line with Trump’s long-running obsession with draining the swamp. This includes building extensive databases of people vetted as being committed to Trump and his agenda.

"The preparations are far more advanced and ambitious than previously reported. What is happening now is an inversion of the slapdash and virtually non-existent infrastructure surrounding Trump ahead of his 2017 presidential transition.

"These groups are operating on multiple fronts: shaping policies, identifying top lieutenants, curating an alternative labor force of unprecedented scale, and preparing for legal challenges and defenses that might go before Trump-friendly judges, all the way to a 6-3 Supreme Court."

Trump entered the White House in 2017 unprepared for the unprecedented hostility Obama and  his fellow commies would unleash. He survived. He learned. He will drain that swamp.

90 comments:

  1. If this actually comes about it will look like the scene from "The Last Emperor" where Emperor Pu Yi dismisses all the eunuchs from the court and they walk out carrying little jars containing their man parts.

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  2. Trump won't make the same mistake twice.
    4E

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    1. Sounds too good to be true, because the corrupt marxist people who control DC will NEVER allow him another victory! We witnessed this in 20, trump clearly won yet the "system" allowed his victory to be stolen. Just can't see HOW Good will overcome this massive evil in 2024!!!

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    3. We shall see if he can out manuever the maniacs.

      And what happens when the DEMs enforce martial law or an emergency to forestall any elections that Trump would not do ?

      Trump is a pure and proven wimp and not at all capable of fighting back as necesary as he has largely proven in motion. Sorry to say but totally true

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    4. trump had his chance and did ZERO to stop the destruction of our country and HELPED bidet into office

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  3. Great post, Don. I hope you’re right, but the Swamp is broad and deep. Probably needs to be both drained and excavated!

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  4. Personally, I like the idea, but it seems like putting this out there now will make the deep state fight him even harder than the last time (assuming he can overcome the steal this time).

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    1. “Assuming [Trump] can overcome the steal this time”

      And that is where Trump’s third win breaks down. The commies have yet another election this November to perfect the process of their 2024 steal.

      Additionally, they seem to be cultivating a deranged group of civilian assassins to rid Republicans of strong candidates and to discourage potential candidates? How long before a commie assassin is successful?

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    2. I don't think this was meant to be public since it was first revealed by Axios, a left wing publication. I have to guess Trump has another mole somewhere that leaked it.

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    3. That makes sense, Epstein.

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  5. I would suggest that PDJT look to Surber readership as a talent pool.

    “I would bring in governors and other proven state officials to fill Cabinet posts and other top jobs because they have executive experience and they are from outside DC.”

    Schlongy meets those qualifications. So does Subvet. So does Lennie. So does Lulu. ESPECIALLY so does Black JEM. Hell, Mr. T could pick the top 25 posters from this site and we’d be off to the races. With our Fearless Leader, Big D, as head of communications. Imagine the Sick Burns from the Press Secretary under Trump Squared!

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    1. Love that idea, Zregime! We would sure follow Big D and do a fantastic job. I guess I would have to get some kind of visa since I'm a Canuck. (My mom's side of the family is from Pennsylvania, though.)

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    2. Working for the Govn't as a contractor and an ex-Aerial fire fighter, I want charge of the US Forest Service, and other agencies that have anything to do with Firefighting, take all of the overhead and ship them to say, Fort Apache ( yes there really is a Fort Apache Airtanker base. ) Hand them a Pulaski and /or retardant
      hose,tell them to go for it.

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    3. I would be another first. I would be the first cabinet secretary with ø, ä and â letters in their name. I bet the press will orgasmic over that.

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    4. I forgot you, Sir Doug…apologies. I’ll be interviewing in early December 2024. You will be my ONLY interview for this position.

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    5. I've been in that system.Too much overhead had had it too easy.

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    6. Mu company is in the database business. I volunteer to create a fraud proof voting app that will guarantee via facial recognition software and thumbprint voter is correctly registered before voting and once the vote is cast, they can't vote again. If there are any issues, there would be a picture and a thumb print identifying when and where the vote was cast. And great news for dems, no voter ID needed.
      Election integrity is easy to solve. Problem is, they don't want it. Let's force them to implement

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  6. Move the Capitol to Tyler or Waco.

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    1. Naw, move the executive branch to Dry Tortugas off Key West. Only one square mile of land there would keep the staff small and manageable.

      OK and move the Legislative branch to Barrow (Also known by its native name Utqiagvik,), Alaska. Require them to be there, and get their business done only one day a year.

      OK, it'd be a long day, once the sun comes up in the middle of May it doesn't set until the end of July.

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    2. Better yet, Jim, Kaavik. Sue would appreciate the upturn in business! (I’m a big Life Below Zero fan.)

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  7. Department of Energy needs to have a portion split off to the Department of Defense.
    They oversee the nuclear stuff including the things that go flash-boom.

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    1. You’re hired. (I’m gonna be in charge of personnel.)

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  8. He learned from the lack of peaceful transition that never occurred during his 4 years in office. Now, he will be prepared to create his own peaceful transition because the dems, rinos and never trumpers will be extinguished. He should have his own rosenstein and weinstein to go after all the dems, starting with obama and biden.
    Probably a couple hundred thousand would not be missed.

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    1. Again, how is he supposed to overcome the massive fraud, OR WW3 brandon will likely have us fighting in 2.5 yrs?

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    2. I will be surprised if Brandon lives until 8/1/22 .

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  9. Axios ran with that storyy first. I wonder why now? Anyway, good column Don. It will be very challenging to drain that swamp.

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    1. I think it's a siren call to their side to beef up the opposition since many of the liberal minions would be out of work. They do it now to build up their forces and begin (or renew) the battle.

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  10. To fire 50,000 civil servants and replace them with political appointees is not shrinking the size of the Federal Government. You need to call things what they are.

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    1. It was not stated that he would replace all of them. And all the obvious losers at the political appointee level would be gone, too. Closing down as many of the bureaucracies would be great!

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    2. What if we followed Mr. T’s lead and did the jobs for $1 a year?

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    3. You would then see who believes in public service.

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    4. “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!”

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    5. Good point Brain. Let them self select. Phase One: Notify 50k of management they have 30 days to retire with earned benefits subject to forfeiture if they have any contact whatsoever with any remaining federal employee. Phase Two: Any of the 50k who do not retire will be subject to termination w/o benefits. Phase Three: Transfer all remaining employees equally to all 50 states.

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    6. Enter 50,000 lawsuits as the civil service unions get into the action. Always wondered why government needed unions, but here we are.

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    7. Vicki Alger does an excellent job in her book Failure: the Misedukation of America’s Children explains how and why to abolish the Federal Department of Education and all education mandates. Her example could be used for other departments as well.

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    8. Z - $1 a year would be a raise for me. Alderman pays $000.00 & volunteer fire fighter pays $000.00. The raise to $1 is infinitesimal.

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    9. I forgot. Fire Commissioner pays $00,000.00.

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  11. Typical brilliant Trump move. Those who are upset at this never voted for Trump in the first place.

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  12. Trump has to win in order to institute this plan. If you think the Deep State and their masters will just let it happen then I have a wonderful, slightly used bridge in Brooklyn that I can sell to you on the cheap.

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    1. You see, if Trump does not choose to run after all, and it is no slam dunk he will run, all of the moves mentioned by Axios will be easily shifted over to someone like Desantis. Could Trump be to Desantis as Obama is to Biden?

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  13. If he really wants to smash things he should rescind JFK's executive order: federal workers should NOT be allowed to unionize. Even the fascist FDR understood why.

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  14. It's going to be hard but Trump should drop any rhetoric referring to the theft of the election. Let the investigations continue without his commentary and seeming participation. The future should be his focus. Not the past. He needs to get back in the WH and if not talking about it gets it done, it must be done. If he wins he can resume the war.

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    1. You are right. Trump needs to focus on the future to get re-elected.

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    2. I agree to some degree. It's too late to fix the last election. However, this knowledge of how the last election was conducted needs to be on everyone's mind. Have we answered the question about if elections coming up will be honest and fair?

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  15. Isn’t there about 3MM federal employees? Add a zero and make it 500,000 and now we’d be getting somewhere. Push everything except national defense to the states.

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    1. I think that most western liberal democratic countries need to do this exercise. Governments should not be major employers providing high paying jobs and benefits. Government employees do not need to be unionized. Get rid of departments in capital cities and move them to regional cities.

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  16. This is the most beautiful and encouraging news Conservatives could hear about. It was simply not possible to do in his first term, but they know he can and will in his second term.

    This is why all the career bureaucrats hate him, now isn’t it?

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  17. With all due respect Don, I think this is a hoax intended to generate fear in the employees. Bureaucracies were designed to keep politicians from cleaning house after every election. There are much better ways to clean house. However, it has taken a long time to install all of these dem operatives in the bureaucracy and it will take a long time to purge the ranks. BTW: you won't be able to get all of them and you really don't need to. We are going to need two MAGA presidents with each having 8 years in office to make a dent in the problem. Wars take a long time.

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  18. DJT wrote "The Art of the Deal", he also wrote "The Art of the Comeback", No?

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  19. https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Art-Comeback-Donald-J/dp/0812929640/ref=sr_1_1?crid=39TC7UM7Q17ZQ&keywords=the+art+of+the+comeback&qid=1658600855&s=books&sprefix=The+Art+of+the+come%2Cstripbooks%2C708&sr=1-1

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  20. Don/Don/Troops: Once this starts, the next phase should be to remove DC as the center of Government. Keep the White House and Supreme Court there, but move all of the House and Senate offices to their respective states and divide all of the Federal Agencies among the states appropriate to their functionality. Members of Congress would be closer to their constituents, and Federal Agencies would be staffed and in among those Citizens who they serve. Added benefit is that there would be no beltway.
    In this day and age of instant communication, there is no reason why all of these different parts of the government need to be on one place and so close to the lobbyists and grifters.
    The less DC, the better.

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  21. Randy says: I spent an hour reading Johnathan Swan’s original article yesterday, and another half hour reading the followup he posted today. I almost never spend more than 10 minutes reading a single article, because most of the crap online is the hundredth repetition of the same old problems. Not so with this series. This was a solutions-base treatise on Trump’s problems during his first administration, and more importantly, how he and his platoon of trusted advisors plan to fix them.

    I must say that these articles have changed my perspective on Republicans in general and Trump in particular. I really didn’t see anyone in the R party doing anything but drifting along, doing “politics as usual” — run ads, make speeches, bash opponents, shake hands, make promises — without a single position paper outlining their bedrock principles or long-term strategy to bring America back from the brink.

    Even more discouraging, it appeared that Trump had learned nothing from the dumpster fire of his first administration. Same rallies, same name-calling, same media-bashing, same promises to drain the swamp and crush the deep state, etc. Granted it’s two years away and he has not formally announced yet, but I had to wonder if he even realized that the bulk of his problems were due to his own crappy choice of people he kept around him, beginning with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Why did he not fire Fauci? Why did he put so much trust in his Democrat daughter and her Democrat husband? Why did he put up with military brass openly working against him? Did he even realize he was being steam-rolled and his agenda slow-walked?

    Well, these articles have laid my fears to rest. We’re more than two years away from taking the White House, and he has a platoon of people already in place, evidently for many months, working on these exact problems. DeSantis, who until yesterday was my first choice for president, has excellent political instincts, and he doesn’t back down from a fight, but since his focus is on Florida, he does not have Trump’s phalanx of well-connected people on the ground in Washington, pulling the levers of influence and power. I am now perfectly happy to allow Trump to clean up Washington first, then let DeSantis come in as a followup act in 2028.

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    1. Well stated, Randy. Agree with you totally.

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    2. And, speaking as a Floridian, we really want to keep DeSantis here for 4 more years to solidify what he has accomplished. We are turning red but it is not yet a "done deal" and the republican sentiment here is that we need him here and then we'll be happy to have him be Trump's successor in 2028.

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  22. A Trump-DeSantis ticket in 2024, TWELVE MORE YEARS!

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    1. For sure, but won't one of them have to move from Florida to do so?

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    2. PDJT can establish residency in NJ at his golf course there. He won’t dare claim NY residency again.

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    3. No, but yes, LuAnn, they can be on the ticket even of both live in the same state but if one doesn't move out of Florida, the Florida electoral vote won't be counted. No worries though I left a message out there for President Trump, if he want's to move to Alaska and develop the existing farthest north golf course, he should call me. ;-)

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    4. Randy says: But don’t ice balls shatter when hit with a golf club?

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  23. Cleaning out all the departments Demos use as dropoffs for graft is the big part. Most aren't needed. All do more harm than good.

    Reagan avoided this in his Administration because he brought in his old crowd from Sacto. Trump did not have that advantage.

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    1. Reagan also got saddled with a ten ton albatross around his neck, VP George HW Bush.

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  24. After he fires those 50,000 slackers, he needs a second punch by firing all the paid professional voters who's only function is to cast ballots for leftists. Aka welfare recipients.

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  25. "The Hoover FBI headquarters needs to be demolished and its field salted. It must never rise again."

    Don the mind-reader. Man, I've muttered this to myself so many times the past few years as I've read the news...

    From Don's mouth to, well, Don.

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  26. I have two brothers. One worked forvthe state of Utah and did nothing. Used to brag how he would go river rafting or camp while on the clock. Now retired with a pension and still does nothing. The other one went to work for NPS, then the BLM. He didn't do much either. "Working" for the gubmint is an oxymoron.

    HPB

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    1. Bite your tongue ! I work for a city government in the SEUS ; the elites run everything while the rest of us work like dogs . The elites have no regard for taxpayer funds , effort or common sense.

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  27. PDJT impressed me with his original preparation for the job. It was mostly policy things, foreign affairs, economics and I don't believe he thought the swamp would be as deadly as they are.
    He isn't going to make the same mistake. God speed PDJT, God speed.

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  28. It will never happen because the globalists will never allow President Trump to run again. They're willing to do anything and everything to stop our President.

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  29. How can he win? How? There are too many people in the establishment and in the public at large who would rather live in our current dystopia than allow him to return to office.

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    1. So true! Its as if these predictions completely ignore the authority to ignore election laws which will happen again, the corrupt press blowing up lies and accusations, while the moneybags of the world like Klaus Schwab, gates, soros et all spend all they have to keep trump out. will never get my hopes again like we did in 2020

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  30. Trump missed his chance to have broadcast 'Apprentice' = you are fired with -G-Grade employees- from The White House while Russia-gate mania was sweeping the MSM

    and gain !!!!emoluments!!!

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  31. It's cool, the government will give them free crack pipes!

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  32. Why stop at 50,000? Fire them all. America will soon realize that we don't need that bloated bureaucracy.

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  33. %0K is a good start as long as he starts at the top and works down.

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  34. I dont think people understand the scope of the problem. 50K is just a certain layer of bureaucracy... say.... GS-15 and up.... you think they've been hiring "normal" people for the last 12 years? 50K? that's a feel-good talking point.... they have to clean house... some agencies have no excuse to exist.... if there's a DIA... there's no need for a CIA... that's 30K right there.... why is there even a DEA if there's an FBI? cut the DEA, dissolve "Homeland" ... get rid of ATF.... this is just the tip of the iceberg.... the entire executive agency bureaucracy is full of rot and overreach.... CDC... NIH.... Education.... IRS... get rid of all of it and trim it all down.... that's almost a million people with a stranglehold on the rest of us.... that's not 50K..... drain the swamp means drain... not skim the top....

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    1. Amen clean house! And when their fired only hire back 75% boom government cut down to a more manageable size

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  35. Only Democrats go into the bureaucracy. Republicans have real careers.

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  36. It’s not enough. The agencies headquarters need to be minimally staffed and the bureaucracy filled with remote workers from deep red states. The FBI should be split up to autonomous regions with no national headquarters.

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  37. Its about time a torpedo of TRUTH is sent into the belly of the unAmerican Beast that is the Administrative State. The Founders Never Ever intended for the Administrative State to have such power. May God Bless Donald John Trump as he wields the Axe of the Presidency and takes on these Lying Seditious Treasonous Orcs.

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  38. Why didn't he fire them last time? It's all BS.

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  39. Want to know how Trump is a phony? Because he could have done this last time. He fired like 1 person. 50k sure Donald sure.

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  40. The constitution allows for only 3 agencies to exist. Border Patrol, Treasury and Commerce. All designed to provide a national standard for their respective responsibilities.
    All Administrative State agencies should be frozen immediately. Then forced to constitutionally justify their existence or be dissolved.
    Every other agency that is not authorized by the Constitution is disbanded with any national security or true critical functions narrowly defined and the .a date that only the smallest possible staffing necessary to complete the task be employed with strict limits on growth, no additional duties added without constitutional justification and a clear statement that violation of bribery, abuse, waste and malfeasance result in penalty such as exile or life imprisonment without hope of parole.

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  41. I think he should also take his idea with the Bureau of Land Management even farther: Move the departments to other parts of the country. In DC it will be very difficult to find anything other than avowed liberals to fill the positions. Move the "Department of Natural Resources" to, say, Fort Riley Kansas and you'd be a lot better positioned to find employees that aren't all-in on the new world order.

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  42. If Trump does this, Democrats will just un-do it when they retake the Presidency. The correct answer? Federalize each agency, making every member strictly term limited appointments from each State; elect their leaders internally (no DC political appointments); no offices in DC. Oh, and the term limits apply across all agencies - no "career in Federal bureaus" by hopping from one to another.

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