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How to Stop ‘Coup of the Bureaucrats’: Cut the Departments
Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 2-1-2017 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 02/01/2017 10:21:00 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

The Washington Post reported Tuesday evening https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/resistance-from-within-federal-workers-push-back-against-trump/2017/01/that there is “a growing wave of opposition from the federal workers charged with implementing” President Donald Trump’s agenda.

What Breitbart News called the “coup of the bureaucrats” earlier this week is well under way, with apparent coordination by former Obama administration officials working on the outside:

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..... As former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Tevi Troy wrote recently, in recalling challenges George W. Bush faced in confronting the bureaucracy, firing is usually not an option: “Another thing we learned about early on was the lifetime tenure rules–technically known as ‘civil-service protections.’ These rules made it exceedingly difficult to fire even obstinate and uncooperative career officials.” It was easier, he said, to find ways to work around particular employees and offices. He advises......

There is another option: have Congress cut the departments, or parts of them. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is looking for ways to trim spending, and President Trump has some new spending priorities, like the border wall, infrastructure, and the military.

Both would welcome opportunities to get rid of federal excess. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; bureaucracy; bureaucraticsedition; federalworkers
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Mr. Tevi Troy, meet Mr. Trump. Learn the words "Bold and Aggressive".

Threaten to cut the whole department first.

When huge outcries rise up, then boot these careerists out the door, only retain those that 'get with the program' (so to speak).

1 posted on 02/01/2017 10:21:00 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

ELIMINATE the departments.


2 posted on 02/01/2017 10:22:53 AM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Been saying for years that massive unemployment from the public sector, such that the value of government degrees collapses, would be a long term benefit to restoring the Republic to governance by actual constitutional means rather than by the traditions of what government has got away with in the past.


3 posted on 02/01/2017 10:24:31 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Chris Plante called for Trump to roll out the lie detectors and fire every one of the dissenters.


4 posted on 02/01/2017 10:24:45 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Defenestrate the Mandarin class.


5 posted on 02/01/2017 10:25:10 AM PST by Noumenon ("Only the dead have seen an end to war.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

If Trump cannot fire the embedded civil service leftists and Obama loyalists then eliminate their jobs and/or cut all funding for their paychecks. Problem solved!


6 posted on 02/01/2017 10:25:23 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

10% across the board cut.

Ax the new (Obama) hires first.

Then keep cutting from there.


7 posted on 02/01/2017 10:25:34 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Sir Napsalot

10% across the board cut.

Ax the new (Obama) hires first.

Then keep cutting from there.


8 posted on 02/01/2017 10:25:36 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TBP

Eliminate all public employee unions — even the Left’s hero, FDR, said they were illegal. JFK created them by executive order...they can be dissolved by executive order, as well.


9 posted on 02/01/2017 10:25:36 AM PST by nickedknack
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To: nickedknack

Bingo. They have no business being in existence.


10 posted on 02/01/2017 10:26:45 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: Sir Napsalot
What Breitbart News called the “coup of the bureaucrats” earlier this week is well under way, with apparent coordination by former Obama administration officials working on the outside:

The author is being waaaay to nice, calling it 'Coup of the bureaucrats'..............It's real name is SEDITION...................

11 posted on 02/01/2017 10:26:53 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Build tent complex in northern Alaska. No internet connection. Assign thousands of them to study snowflakes. See who quits.


12 posted on 02/01/2017 10:27:45 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

SEDITIONISTS.................


13 posted on 02/01/2017 10:27:51 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly.


14 posted on 02/01/2017 10:27:55 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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To: Noumenon

Defenestrate the SEDITIONIST class................


15 posted on 02/01/2017 10:28:36 AM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?.......)
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To: nickedknack

Wouldn’t that be something!


16 posted on 02/01/2017 10:28:48 AM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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....lol, this is the way Trump plays ball!

He will just introduce legislation to cut the entire department’s budget. Negotiations with the Marxist democrats will start there!

The notion that a President can’t fire a bunch of bureaucrats because of Union shananigans is laughable! Reagan fired ALL the Air Controllers.


17 posted on 02/01/2017 10:28:50 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The real swamp is the bureaucracy.


18 posted on 02/01/2017 10:28:52 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Anyone with enough time to do a government job plus resist the orders of the President of the United States has a job that can and should be eliminated. It’s time to slash the bureaucracy.


19 posted on 02/01/2017 10:29:56 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Sir Napsalot

You can’t fire people without reason in the Federal government. Actually the president can but nobody else can. So these people are doing us a favor by leaving. The more that leave, the more republicans can fill their jobs. Any President of a company or government knows, that respect for the office is not enough to get your staff to push your agenda. You need like minded people who believe in the agenda in order to succeed.

There are lots of people in the government who were hired buy Clinton or Obama. If they want to leave, let them. But I do not think many of the Clinton people will leave after 16+ years of tenure. The Obama people are more likely to walk.


20 posted on 02/01/2017 10:30:45 AM PST by poinq
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