Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two more for the great-move side of the ledger

Kneecapping the previous regime's favorite tool for imposing tyranny:

President Trump is seeking to slash the number of workers at the Environmental Protection Agency by at least half, leaving it significantly gutted as the administration mulls further cuts, the former head of Trump's EPA transition team said Friday.
"Let's aim for half and see how it works out, and then maybe we'll want to go further," Myron Ebell said now that he has returned to his position as director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ebell left the Trump transition team a week ago.
Ebell told the Associated Press that Trump is likely to seek significant reductions in the agency's 15,000-person work force. Slashing half of the work force would leave 7,500 at the agency, which would dramatically reduce its capacity to move out regulations quickly.
Other reports say Ebell advised the Trump administration to make the staffing level to be on par with that 45 years ago when the EPA was started during the administration of former Republican President Richard Nixon. That would mean as few as 5,000 employees would remain.
And Christian refugees will finally be getting proper attention:

The United States could prioritize the resettlement of Christian refugees over members of other religious groups, President Trump said on Friday.
“They’ve been horribly treated,” Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody. “Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United States?”
“If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”
When asked by Brody if he saw helping persecuted Christians abroad as a “priority,” Trump promptly replied, “yes.”
Now, if Prime Minister Theresa May can school him on the importance of NATO - and the importance of being wary about Putin, we'll be buoyant on pretty much all fronts.

1 comment:

  1. Puttin' some mo chickens in your pot, I see, my child of God. There are many more like you.