Skip to comments.Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office
Posted on 01/18/2017 5:09:32 PM PST by Innovative
President Obama rushed to fill nearly 100 federal government vacancies during a frenzy of appointments in his final few weeks in office.
Since the new year, Obama has named 72 people to federal job openings and nominated another 17 for positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to CBS reporter Mark Knoller.
On Monday night, Obama announced appointments for 27 officials to government positions and named two to jobs requiring Senate confirmation.
The wave of announcements includes several White House officials, who will serve well after Obama leaves office.
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I am afraid he can't because these are not considered political appointees.
Trump can do a 5% across the board reduction in the fed budget and new hires are fired first absent a special showing of need at a hearing with Trump’s team making the call.
They may enjoy Point Barrow Alaska. We will enjoy 100 federal Court appointments that SCORTCH THE EARTH!! i assure you.
As I understand it, Trump can terminate employees during their “probationary period” (1 year beginning when employee entered on duty) without cause. This should be an early act by Trump’s agency/department heads.
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Obama appointees, especially those appointed as a last minute action would do more harm than good and any way to get rid of them is good.
Those that require Senate confirmation can be set aside if the Senate so chooses.
Last hired — First fired! YOU’RE FIRED!!
Don’t bother showing up, punks.
Exactly what I was wondering if Trump can fire the lot of them once he’s in office.
That little law from 1876 on reducing the annual salary of a fed might do the trick...
I wonder how long they will hang around at the salary of one dollar per year.
Does the nation need a National Holocaust Memorial Council, a National Commission on Military and Public Service, a National Infrastructure Advisory Council? No we do not and we certainly don’t need to be spending millions of dollars in salaries for the political hack board members and the bloated bureaucracies they direct, not to mention the funds they disburse. The answer is to privatize or shut down these organizations along with PBS, Amtrak, the US Postal Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other organizations a country $20 trillion in debt cannot afford. Trump’s first budget should show them being privatized or eliminated. If they are privatized it matters not to the taxpayer who sits on the board. If they are shut down, the board assignments go away. Both actions have the same effect.
Better to expend the political capital fighting to kill the organization than to remove a board members. Same amount of screaming from the media and the leftists. More money saved by killing the entire organization.
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