By: Brian Evans

The sweeping reorganization plan stems from an order signed by Mr. Trump in March 2017 calling for a review of the federal government to streamline agencies and reduce waste.

On Thursday, President Trump proposed one of the most comprehensive plans to reorganize the federal government in order to streamline agencies and trim the fat from a bloated bureaucratic monster in an effort to reduce the trillions in waste that continually occur in America. In fact, it is the largest Draireorganization of the United States government in more than 100 years. The White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said…

“Businesses change all the time.” “Government doesn’t, and one of the things you get when you hire a businessman to become president is you bring this attitude from the private sector.”

Mick Mulvaney, White House OMB Director

Some of the changes that President Trump plans to make include:

  1. Merge the Department of Education and Department of Labor, which would be renamed the Department of Education and the Workforce or (DEW). It would oversee programs for students and workers. Also, by merging the Departments of Education and Labor Department, the government’s 47-odd job-training programs could be reduced to 16.
  2. Add work requirements for welfare programs
  3. Privatize the U.S. Postal Service.
  4. Privatization Of Air Traffic Control: President Trump says it would make travel “Cheaper, Faster, And Safer”
  5. Move the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, from the USDA to Health and Human Services, which would be renamed the Department of Health and Public Welfare and oversee public assistance programs.
  6. Bring ALL food-safety regulations under the Agricultural Department, and remove those regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Mulvaney said that sharing those responsibilities complicates their jobs, and costs. He said…

“If it’s cheese pizza, it’s FDA, but you put pepperoni on it and it becomes a USDA product. I mean, come on?” he said. “An open-faced roast beef sandwich is USDA, a closed-faced roast beef sandwich is FDA. Not making this up. You can’t make this kind of stuff up. This would only happen in the government.”

Mick Mulvaney, White House OMB Director

Mulvaney went on to say that…

“We’re still dealing with a government that is from the early 20th century. It simply doesn’t make sense.”

Mick Mulvaney, White House OMB Director

Regardless, Democrats have once again vowed to stop the President from making any changes to the currently bloated, and financially expensive federal bureaucracy. It is also being challenged by the large Unions, who see it as a way to weaken their power, because it would shrink the Federal Government, and grow the private sector.

Some Democrats who have voiced opposition include…

“Democrats and Republicans in Congress have rejected President Trump’s proposals to drastically gut investments in education, health care, and workers — and he should expect the same result for this latest attempt to make government work worse for the people it serves.”

Sen. Patty Murray (WA-D)

Then, it was not a surprise that the American Federation of Government Employees wouldn’t want to shrink government, and put jobs into the hands of the private sector. But, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. called the overhaul proposal…

 “an unprecedented power grab” that has nothing to do with improving the efficiency or effectiveness of government.

“We are particularly alarmed over proposals to privatize both the U.S. Postal Service and our federal air traffic control system. Domestic programs that have long been unpopular with anti-government ideologues: merging the Education and Labor departments, removing the food stamp and school meal programs from USDA, and breaking up the personnel agency that administers federal employee background investigations, retirement claims and benefits, and employment policies.”

“These proposals are out of touch and demonstrative of a president who not only does not respect the hard work of federal employees, but does not understand their expertise, service, or value.”

David Cox Sr., National President American Federation of Government Employees

Then, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, a former Labor secretary under President Obama, and pro-Socialist immediately began using the decades old Democrat ploy of trying to convince America that President Trump wants to gut Medicaid, SNAP, and other assistance programs. He said Mr. Trump’s proposal to move the federal food stamp program to a new agency

“opens the door for him to fulfill a longtime Republican goal of gutting​ social safety programs Americans rely on, including SNAP and Medicaid benefits.​ Trump is attempting to play political games with our education and our workforce in order to please his base.”

Tom Perez, DNC National Committee Chairman

However, Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said that the plan should garner “Serious Consideration.” He said…

“The vast majority of people I ask believe the federal government is badly broken,” Mr. Johnson said. “That is why I am so pleased to see this administration thinking big and ‘outside the box’ to bring effective reform and reorganization to a government structure developed for the previous century. I pledge to do everything I can to support this effort to make the government more efficient and effective for the 21st century.”

Senator Ron Johnson (WI-R), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

 

In the end, if President Trump is successful, one thing is certain. A government that has become ripe with abuse and waste needs serious re-alignment and trimming. America has an out of control debt that crossed over 20 Trillion dollars, and a Congress and Elitist Establishment that will do anything to keep the status quo, or even more appealing to them…grow the government even larger. Now, President Trump wants to streamline the government, like he has his businesses. He wants to make them run more smoothly, all while making it an efficient and well oiled machine. In doing so, the United States Post Office, who has lost billions of dollars in taxpayer money yearly, could become profitable, and cost the taxpayer absolutely nothing. Along with the other changes, it would drastically reduce America’s debt. Also, it will reduce the taxpayers burden and the terrible burdon that we are passing on to our children, grandchildren, and future generations to come.

 

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