Takeout the Trash Tuesday

Rudy Giuliani

An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day partial government shutdown “is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.”

While it’s unclear how “senior” this administration official is — many senior Trump officials are still being paid, while the author claims to be “one of the senior officials working without a paycheck” — the op-ed could offer a window into another goal of this shutdown, in addition to using federal workers’ paychecks as leverage in an attempt to extract border wall funds from Congress: starving the government.

The op-ed’s author wrote that “many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce” and that “we do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them.”

Roughly 800,000 federal employees are currently going without pay, and millions of Americans who rely on the agencies those employees usually run — everything from the Food and Drug Administration to the Department of the Interior to the Department of Homeland Security — are going without services, except for those provided by workers deemed essential to national security or public safety.


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12 Responses to Takeout the Trash Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    If the story is true there are some mean bastards in the WH.
    One can only hope their Karma or a bullet catches them.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Snowing on the leftover snow.

    But also on the bare spots.


  3. Den says:

    Not that cold here 60’s coming up this week,
    dry out the fungus from the monsoons we been having.


  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Abut 18° today. And while it was that cold, it rained! The rain that hit the bay window froze, of course. Ugh.

    Every day something else caused by Trump comes out, I can hardly take it anymore. Here’s another story I saw, his administration wants to weaken rules for storing nuclear waste. Don’t even know what to say anymore. I skimmed right past the article.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Storing nuclear waste is something that I know about. The current rules are not based on sound science; weaker ones are.


  5. Den says:

    The start of a wonderful relationship, trump with ghouliani in drag:


  6. Micki says:

    Russell Baker

    One of the greats.


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