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“This was ominous from the first tweet. While everyone was breathlessly awaiting the CBO numbers on the Republican tax-cut plan, the one that was so well-camouflaged beneath gauze and surgical gloves, the president* announced that he would be signing an executive order through which he planned to “reorganize” the executive branch of government. On Monday, not long after the CBO numbers lit the entire healthcare debate aflame again, he made good on his threat. He signed the “Comprehensive Plan For Reorganizing The Executive Branch.” I didn’t like the sound of this at the time, and it sounds even worse now that it’s here.
Quite simply, this empowers the president* and his advisers simply to eviscerate the federal agencies that might inconvenience them by actually acting like they’re part of the government or something. Not long ago, the president*’s plans for drastic budgetary cuts in discretionary spending leaked. People howled. (The Coast Guard? Really?). This latest move impresses me most as a backup plan in case those cuts don’t fly in Congress. And considering that the White House really is being run by Steve Bannon, last heir to House Harkonnen and destroyer of the administrative state, it seems likely that this is the fundamental purpose behind the order.”
24 million Americans will lose their health care, so the top 2% can have a $285 billion tax break?
Ask the Trump voters in your life: “Is this what you voted for?”
Payback is a bitch. Did the GOP think we’d let them say “no” for 8 years and then roll over when they had the presidency? Glad to see our beloved Democratic party finally get its damn spine back. First, we resist. Second, we take back governor seats. Third, we take back the House. Lastly, in 2020 the Senate and White House are ours, too.