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Trump Hands Bureaucrats The Right Tools to Trim Fat

We’e said it several times before, and we’ll say it on numerous occasions between now and January of 2021:  President Trump is a people’s President, through and through.

The promises that he made to the American people during the ridiculously rough 2016 campaign carried with them a strong message of national pride – something that was once shunned by the liberal apologists – arriving back on the main stage of American politics.  Trump was ready to right the wrongs of the previous administrations, particularly as it pertained to putting America back on the top spot in the priority list.

Part of that process would, without question, be the trimming of the fat of the federal government.  This is simply non-negotiable when it comes to burning off the bloat.  If you want to weigh less you need to lose weight.  In business this can create some unfortunate situations, but the ends will justify the means.

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A smaller government means a more streamline regulatory system.  A more streamlined regulatory system is good for small business.  Small business becomes big business, so on and so forth, yada yada.

This is precisely why President Trump dropped these new drain the swamp directives.

President Trump on Friday signed three executive orders overhauling the federal bureaucracy, including an order that makes it easier to fire federal workers for misconduct.

“To empower our civil servants to best help others, the government must always operate more efficiently and more securely,” the president said in a statement.

The White House said Trump, who famously promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington while running for president, signed the three orders Friday afternoon.

The second executive order creates a federal labor relations working group to analyze union contracts with the federal government. It also makes it harder to pay federal unions to appeal firings and to lobby Congress.The third executive order, focused on federal unions, is aimed at reducing waste and expenditures and requires federal employees to spend at least 75 percent of their time working on the job they were hired to do, as opposed to working on federal union work. It will also allow the federal government to start charging unions for office space in federal buildings.

I assume that, once out of sight of White House peers and cameras, Trump trotted a few steps doing his best Kirk Gibson impression.

Now, if we could only get this sort of push to happen on immigration, we could get back to making America great again.

 

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