Federal Staffers Fear for Their Jobs Under Trump

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A Politico feature story this week revealed that holdover staff in the federal government are deeply concerned about some recent criticism they’ve received from conservative pundits. These staffers, who are supposedly non-political careerists, say that websites like Breitbart are trying to paint them as Obama loyalists who are seeking to sabotage the Trump agenda. They fear that this unjustified narrative will pressure the president into firing them.

From Politico:

The articles — which have appeared in Breitbart News, the Conservative Review and other outlets — have alarmed veteran officials in both parties as well as current executive branch staffers. They say the stories are adding to tensions between career staffers and political appointees as they begin to implement Trump’s agenda, and they worry that the stories could inspire Trump to try purging federal agencies of perceived enemies.

The claims posted on the conservative sites include allegations of anti-Israel and pro-Iran bias against staffers at institutions such as the State Department and the National Security Council. Breitbart News, whose former executive chairman Steve Bannon is now Trump’s chief strategist, has even published lists of workers that the president should fire.

Now, by putting it that way, they’re making it sound like Bannon is planting these stories to advance his own agenda. Maybe that’s true, but we don’t necessarily know that to be the case. And taken on its own merits, there is plenty of truth to what these outlets have been advising. No reasonable observer can look at the first two months of Trump’s presidency and pretend like he’s had full control over his Cabinet agencies. Quite the contrary, there has been story after story that makes it look like elements of the “deep state” are in complete mutiny mode.

While Trump does have to be careful that he doesn’t strip essential agencies of their functionality by removing everyone with any clue about what they’re doing, it is increasingly clear that the functionality of these agencies has already been degraded. Why? Well, the simple reason seems to be that too many people in those agencies are working against the president’s agenda.

You don’t need to go on an ideological witch-hunt. You don’t need to fire anyone and everyone who has been in the federal government for more than two months. But you do need to identify and fire anyone who refuses to enthusiastically do their jobs. That’s not politics; that’s management.

676 Comments
  1. jgfsmf says

    Well, if you’re not doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t have to worry.

    1. Deby says

      LOL you forget this is Washington-everybody is doing something wrong—-right?

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        1. MAHB001 says

          flagged you scum puppet.

          1. vietnam6871 says

            So did I.

          2. paulrph1 says

            Me too!

          3. PatriotGal says

            I blocked her, as well.

          4. SUZANNE M. says

            …..NICE……THE LIBERALS LOVE THIS AND YOU JUST KEEP FEEDING IT…WHEN DO WE STOP THE HATE?

          5. MAHB001 says

            The post was spam. It was removed. Not sure any liberals liked it either.

        2. kotoc says

          I used my little flag as well… this is NOT appreciated!

        3. schnauzerfriend says

          DISCUS should screen these interlopers out.

          1. Sol_of_Texas says

            God knows they (Disqus) censor other stuff!

          2. andrew says

            Dam straight shootin the bums censor some stuff that doesn’t need, but it’s all based on their ” POLITICALLY CORRECT ” sickness
            In line with another article, I posted personal anecdotal evidence that things related to California neighborhood populations of illegal mexicans hadn’t changed a lick since I LIVED THERE circa 1966…
            I hurt NO ONES feelings, or ruined any snowflakes life with the information, just opened a tiny window on history as I EXPERIENCED it.

          3. Sol_of_Texas says

            I hear that. BTW, I lived in SoCal in a beach city in the early 1980’s. There was a 2 bedroom 1300 sq. ft. house across the street. It was occupied by no less than 20 Latino looking fellows, by count. There is no doubt in my mind some of them (if not most) illegally immigrated. The majority of folks in California don’t care about much about anything except “looking good”. So I moved to Texas where the majority of people still have common sense.

          4. andrew says

            Texas is looking better every day !!!

          5. billdeserthills says

            Here in AZ before so many of the wet backs were chased away, they used to stuff 15 of them in a 2-bedroom apartment, in 3 shifts. Each paid $50 a month for the right to sleep and use the shower once every 8 hrs. That way they could all send back as much $$$ as possible to their relations back in Mexico. Thanks to Moneygram instead of paying 20% to send money (like we have to) for just $5 they were able to send their savings all the way to Mexico!

          6. jaybird says

            There are other sites worse than disqus, I have had the moderator pop up before I finished posting on them.

          7. Mathew Molk says

            I just flagged it a gain,,,,a full day plus after MAHBOO1 did. Still no action. – I think the fix is in or they are paying to have the drivel here. Going to just start ignoring it.

            You just use a D@mn or He11 or any other common workplace language in a post and you get s moderator hold on you right on the spot.

          8. Sol_of_Texas says

            Google probably posts those ads. One can block the user, but the “poster” seem to have many “accounts” doing the same thing with different user id’s.

          9. MAHB001 says

            I agree.

          10. Mark Lahti says

            Hey MAH. Just me coming back again after ignoring a lot for a little while now. Health reasons. But if you and I and a few more to TX what is going to happen to those places that no longer have our great insight and excellent input? Just curious. God bless you and all the rest of the conservatives out there and keep up the good fight.

          11. MAHB001 says

            Mark,

            I pray for your swift recovery.

            I am sad to say that CA is so corrupt that they no longer count ANYBODY’s votes. Republican or Democrat. If there ever was a shining example of single party (Communist) corruption it is CA.
            Elite Democrats = Elite Republicans = Elite MEDIA

            “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
            —-Joseph Stalin

            CA is the Communist model of what other states are heading towards. The Elites count the votes, nobody questions the results. 10 cent plastic bag tax…. Nobody voted for it, but it passed. nobody questioned why.

            I will stay here until my family is out. But that basically is a lifetime sentence behind enemy lines.

            What would happen if I left? Probably nothing. So many already have left.

            God Bless, Stay safe, and keep up the good fight. Good to hear from you again…

      2. Jim H. says

        Yep.

      3. glenn398 says

        Only in our minds but not in theirs and you can bet on that.

      4. dragon lady says

        Probably.

      5. Retired says

        No , they all walk on water just ask them .

    2. gerryg says

      If they are a “holdover” political appointees, then don’t let the door hit you in the back side on your way out.

      1. Jackalyn Morrison says

        I’m with you in this one!!! In my opinion they should be gone because the leaking is coming from somewhere and that would be enough for me to say you are fired

        1. cutterguy says

          all obastard holdovers should have been gone before this

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          2. Bob Seawright says

            They sit on their a55; write liberal memos and dream of retirement.

          3. cutterguy says

            and spend our money

      2. Mic says

        As a retired GS 12, auditor, I can truthfully say that in the GS series level there were Ds and Rs and a few unknowns who actually worked hard. Now some of the people were aided by affirmative action in getting there jobs, but the political corrupt sometimes forced changes that were pure BS on us. That all came down from the SES level. Those often idiots were political appointees. And the liberal press often covered their lies. Like when O said the board of specialist said the Gulf Well blowout was a good reason to suspend as deep water drilling—-O lied to the public, the board did not recommend that. But when a known board member said that days later, almost all media ignored him. Even the pipeline from Canada—that had been thru all the normal review hearings, with all parties including the Indians allowed their say before O made the purely political decision to veto it. Of course whet happened afterwards,— So of O;s donors just happen to make huge profit transporting the oil by rail, which has a much worse safety record than pipelines.

        1. AKLady says

          Maybe someone should have asked the people of Valdez, Alaska how they feel about oil spills.

          The indigenous Americans were totally against the pipeline. Can they sue Trump if their drinking eater source is damaged by a spill? Yes, they can.

          How about the rest of us, when we can no longer afford to buy bread because n oil spilled destroyed the crop land? No we cannot.

          1. lin says

            Doom and gloom. Worst case scenarios are possible-one of Buffet’s oil trains could derail off a bridge over a river and pollute water for hundreds of miles. Even the worst pipeline oil spills have been contained and the effect mitigated. Pipelines are still the safest method for transporting oil and natural gas, even better than ships.

          2. AKLady says

            Come on up to Alaska, we will be happy to educate you about pipelines and oil spills. Unlike the Lower 48, the majority of spills in our state take place in vast empty country.

          3. Retired says

            Here you go again with your BS line , there have been more pipe ruptures in the lower 48 than in Alaska. Then there are the train derailments you are not talking about.

          4. Mark Plenn says

            The biggest spill in Alaska is the dribble that seeps out of your pie hole!

          5. AKLady says

            Thank you.
            Your input is always welcome
            It says so much about you.

          6. Dale50000- says

            I love that come-back..I wish I could think of things like that

          7. AKLady says

            Thank you,
            Sometimes you are lucky, sometime you are not.
            I was lucky for a change.

          8. Retired says

            AK troll are you still spreading you BS , aren’t you a little old for that ???

          9. SUZANNE M. says

            I AM CURIOUS…..WITH THE RESOURCES THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US…WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THEM….WHAT ARE THEY IN THE EARTH FOR? WE ARE NOT PERFECT PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE IN THESE BUSINESSES ARE TRYING TO THE BEST THEY CAN….YES THERE ARE ASSHOLES THAT DON’T CARE THE DOLLAR IS WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT AND I THINK THAT AS CITZENS WE CAN SPEND A LITTLE TIME GOING AFTER THESE AH’S AND HOPEFULLY THEY WII DO BETTER…….WE ARE HUMAN ……NOT PERFECTLY HUMAN.

          10. AKLady says

            Man chooses how resources will be used. Science has shown that resources can be used without creating huge amounts of pollution. Science has already documented that the increased atmospheric CO2 is acidifying the oceans. Then there is the huge island of trash un the Pacific Ocean.

            Climate change is a reality, one you will eventually face. Alaska is experiencing more of the effects for two primary reasons: 1) location and 2) size. The climate ranges from Arctic ice to rainforest in the islands off the Canadian coast,

          11. catman says

            Want to speak of “huge islands of trash”???? How about the thousands upon thousands of ships from WW1 and 2 that were sunk with their cargoes still in their holds or in their tanks?? Why don’t you figure a way to mitigate that problem instead of playing the political game that you obviously don’t know a hell of a lot about.

          12. AKLady says

            Ships of iron decompose. They oxidize. Plastic does not decompose like most organic material. Manufacturing turns petroleum into a material unrecognized by the organisms that normally break organic matter down.

          13. mac12sam12 says

            Go away, eater. Your nonsense is getting moldy.

          14. AKLady says

            I thought you were better educated.
            Obviously I was wrong.
            That baby in your arms has my deepest sympathy.

          15. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Can you be more specific like he was.

          16. rfrichey says

            Even a leak in a vast empty space is detected very early and the appropriate actions can be taken. Just recently we had a leak in a pipeline around here and the the oil was cut off above the spill until it was repaired. A year or so ago a train carrying oil derailed into a river and they’re still cleaning up, same for oiler ships. Pipelines are the only way to go unless we want to walk everywhere we go and freeze in the winter. I didn’t even mention the jobs or the cost to the consumers. Sorry, I have to go with the pipelines.

          17. glenn398 says

            Think those people that are against oil in general should go without the benefits of what it produces. They would then live in a mud hut somewhere in the wilderness and not bother the rest of us.

          18. AKLady says

            Maybe you should actually educate yourself to the benefits of less oil consumption. Petrochemicals are not necessary for live on earth to continue. Oil’s bounty can be replaced by renewable resources.

          19. AKLady says

            Jobs? What jobs are those? Construction will provide only temporary employment. Once in place, pipelines require very few humans. Oh, and by the way, Europeans do quite well without a car in every driveway.

          20. catman says

            Then why in hell don’t you go live in Europe?? Maybe you and the immigrant Muslims would get along just fine.

          21. AKLady says

            Islam has been part of America since before we became a Nation. The first person to die in the American Revolution was a Muslim — Crispus Atucks, an escaped slave. Morocco, the first country to recognize our Nation is Muslim. Morocco is also ur longest ally — 225 years.

            These Muslims contributed to our Nation: Yarrow Mamout, Estevanico, Norsereddin, “Hi Jolly”, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, Omar Ibn Said, Bampett Muhammad, Yusuf Ben Ali, and Peter Buckminster.

            Why don’t you move where religious hate and bigotry are welcome.

          22. SUZANNE M. says

            SINCE THE OIL SPILLS IN ALASKA ARE COVERING AND RUINING ALL THE LAND AND WATER , WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP FIX YOUR STATE…DO YOU HEAT YOUR HOME WITH GAS , OIL, WOOD? DO YOU DRIVE A CAR? IF YOU DO THESE THINGS AND YOU FEEL THAT STRONGLY, THEN GIVE UP ALL THESE FUELS AND GET A HORSE. I AM REALLY NOT TRYING TO BE A BITCH HERE BUT GORE AND HIM SITTING UP ON HIS ENVIROMENTAL HIGH HORSE AS HE FLIES AROUND THE WORLD IN HIS JET IS A LITTLE HYPOCRITICAL………

          23. AKLady says

            In Alaska, we have an abundance of natural gas. I do not own or drive an automobile. Oh, and Suzanne, a horse would actually use as much petroleum fuel as an auto. They could not survive winter in much, of not most of Alaska.

            Oh, and Suzanne, Alaska is over three times larger than Texas. However. our population is smaller than most large cities in the Lower 48 — 739,818 as of January 2016.

            No extensive highways. No extensive infrastructure. Vast empty spaces. Large populations of wildlife. Climate that extends from Arctic ice to rainforest in the islands off the coast of Canada.

          24. mac12sam12 says

            Oil is the safest and cheapest way to ship oil. If you want oil spills in rivers use truck or train. Maybe you should educate yourself on the topic before spitting out liberal talking points.

          25. AKLady says

            The Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs through my backyard.
            Maybe you should educate yourself better before insulting people you know next to nothing about.

          26. pete0097 says

            Your pipeline failures are caused by government officials not doing their jobs. they are lazy and just don’t feel like going out and looking at the pipes. Exxon Valduz went aground thanks to bad navigating. Human error, not machines. A pipeline would have worked better

          27. AKLady says

            The Trans-Alaska pipeline spills have nothing to do with the government doing their job. The pipeline is owned by the oil companies. http://alyeska-pipeline.com/TAPS/PipelineFacts

          28. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            So whats the big damage there??

          29. mac12sam12 says

            Good, I hope you have a major oil spill in your government funded section 8 housing.

          30. AKLady says

            Come on up to Alaska, we will be happy to educate you about good manners.

          31. Retired says

            It has already happened with ruptured gasoline line where well water was contaminated .

          32. lin says

            When-Where? No one said it NEVER happens but new pipelines use technology never available when old lines were installed.

          33. Retired says

            It was only in the news last year in the main south line serving the eastern part two times .It also happened in the Midwest two or three years ago Our gas today .is very corrosive . The same will start happening with the tar sand oil

          34. Nevadavoter1 says

            Years ago the California Air Resources Board ignored the science and mandated MTBE as the additive to replace lead in gasoline. I watched as aging service station tankage leaked MTBE into the ground water after researchers told them that once in, you could not get it out. CARB went ahead anyway and is now reaping the benefits of their stupidity. How many CARB executives had invested in MTBE plants? Just asking….

          35. Retired says

            That was just like today with the Gasahol , Government money and stocks .

          36. SUZANNE M. says

            SOUNDS TO ME AS IF AK PRAYS ALL THIS DOOM AND GLOOM WILL HAPPEN JUST SO SHE CAN SAY “I TOLD YOU SO”……AND THEN WHAT???????

          37. Retired says

            AK TROLL is on the lose .

          38. Mark Lahti says

            It’s been a real joy to have blocked that AK BS a long time ago. All I get to see is what people reply back to it. I’m loving it.

          39. Mary Brumley says

            Me too! I tried once to reason with her, but she has no logical thinking skills. Finally, just couldn’t look at her trash–so I have her blocked also. Nice!

          40. pineapple says

            Me too!

          41. Matthew V. Brown says

            Thank you for the reminder, Mark Lahti! Blocked.

          42. rfrichey says

            I have to wonder if aklady refuses to accept her yearly stipend provided by the state from sales of oil?

          43. glenn398 says

            Yes Mark you get to read the height of stupidity but just pray she isn’t breeding.

          44. Mark Plenn says

            Akslut back under your rock; NOW!

          45. AKLady says

            .Thank you.
            Your input is always welcome
            It says so much about you.

          46. Ricarrdo estavans says

            you cannot afford to buy bread because of inflation and the eroded buying power of the dollar. Thank government over spending and thus having to print more dollars thus reducing those dollars value. It has nothing to do with oil spills. There is plenty of land to grow wheat.

          47. AKLady says

            Your expertise on oil spills is amazing.
            I shortage of wheat could not affect price.
            How could anyone entertain such a foolish thought.
            I bow to your vast intelligence.

          48. Ricarrdo estavans says

            I’m sorry I did not realize the entire “wheat basket” of Nebraska, Kansas, Saskatchewan etc.is covered in oil. Sorry for my ignorance.

          49. SUZANNE M. says

            YOU SEEM TO COME OFF MOST SUPERIOR IN YOUR OPINIONS….AND THAT PUTS PEOPLE OFF TO WHAT YOU AS AN OBVIOUSLY INTELLIGENT PERSON ARE TRYING TO GET ACROSS……EDUCATE US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU PERSONALLY BECAUSE OF THE SPILLS THAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING . STOP ACTING ARROGANT AND HELP US TO UNDERSTAND.

          50. AKLady says

            You choose how to perceive someone,
            The majority of Alaska oil spills take place hundreds of miles from civilization.
            I’m sure someone in Valdez would be happy to tell you about the Exxon Valdez. My neighbor, Sarah Palin would probably be a better person to talk about how oil has negative effected Wasilla.

          51. mac12sam12 says

            Palin is for the pipeline so we can wean ourself away from oil from the ME. She also for drilling in Anwar.

          52. AKLady says

            That pipeline will take Canadian tar sands oil directly into a tanker ship and it will sail away to a foreign refinery. The additional oil flow will add to the market glut, further reducing the price per barrel. That pipeline will also increase America’s trade deficit.

            .

            While it will not effect your cost at the pump, it will have major effects here in Alaska. It will put people out of work. It will reduce the state’s income, thus negatively effecting all state services. It will also reduce the Permanent Fund Dividend for Alaska’s citizens.

            Wean ourselves off oil from the Middle East? Where have you been for the past 20 years? First, the U.S. is a net exporter of petroleum products. Canada is our largest foreign supplier of oil — we consume 70% of Canada’s output. Venezuela and Mexico, our No. 2 and No. 3 suppliers of crude.

          53. SUZANNE M. says

            GIVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SOMEONE ELSE ,,,,,JUST BITCH AND BITCH.

          54. AKLady says

            1. You know “jack” about Alaska.
            2. Apparently, you are too young to remember the Exxon Valdez spill.
            3. Palin is the former governor of Alaska and a supporter of the oil industry.
            4. Palin is also the former mayor of Wasilla, she is also my neighbor
            5. Obviously, you do not like being referred to expert for data.

          55. SUZANNE M. says

            IN THE END…ALL THE INFOMATION IN THE WORLD IS EITHER SOMEONES OPINION OR CONCLUSION…SCIENTIFIC AS WELL,YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO THAT FACTS CAN CHANGE AS WELL AS STATISTICS.OF COURSE I REMEMBER THE VALDEZ SPILL. I KNOW WHO SARAH IS AND THAT SHE SUPPORTS THE OIL INDUSTRY. WELL WHY DON’T YOU BAKE HER A PIE AND GO SAY HELLO TO HER AND TALK ABOUT OUR ISSUES. YOU JUST MAY HAVE A SOLUTION. BLOCK ME ALL YOU WANT . MY WORDS ARE STILL THERE.

          56. AKLady says

            Bake her a pie? You have to be kidding.
            The police are over there 2 or 3 times a month.
            The drunken brawls are frequent occurrences.
            One son arrested for vandalism of city property.
            A daughter who had two illegitimate babies.
            .
            Oh, and in case you don’t yet know it, Palin has turned on Trump.
            She points to the Carrier deal as an example of how Trump is being bought.

          57. SUZANNE M. says

            no …not kidding….so you live right next door….well I guess your bored enough to keep you nosey eyes and ears on the Palins maybe the cops who show up are friends…..a lot of us party hearty…….maybe they are just sick and tired of all the nosey people looking in their personal business….who knows….oh yeah…you do……I wonder if her daughter is on the dole like so many welfare mothers.

          58. SUZANNE M. says

            SO NOW YOU SPEAK SOMEWHAT KINDLY OF MS. PALIN……ODD AND YOUR NEIGHBOR…..SERIOUSLY…….JUST BECUASE YOU BOTH LIVE IN ALASKA.

          59. AKLady says

            Not at all, Susanne. The police are at her estate at least 2-3 times a month. The drunken brawls usually end up with someone arrested. Palins is literally my neighbor. I at least have a wall between her place and mine. The neighbor on the other side is not so lucky.
            The remark about oil and Wasilla was not meant kindly. It is her oil games that have hurt Alaska.

          60. rick meek says

            Always with the “What If’s” —- they created and loaded up agencies like FEMA and the EPA – but – they have NO plans or even talked to the private sector about Pipeline emergencies – pipeline sleeving – transport spills – etc….but they get big paychecks and the left wants the govt to give everyone a job —–THX-1138….

          61. AKLady says

            I live in Alaska.
            The pipeline is literally in my back yard, not down the street, not a mile away.
            What makes you think you know more about pipeline spills than I do?

          62. SUZANNE M. says

            YOU AS A CITIZEN OF ALASKA , HAVE THE CHOICE NOT TO LIVE NEXT TO A PIPELINE……YOU MOST ASSUREDLY KNOW MORE ABOUT THESE THINGS THAN ALOT OF US DO….WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO SEE TO IT THAT YOUR PIECE OF YOUR WORLD IS TAKEN BETTER CARE OF…..STOP BERATING THOSE WHO DO NOT LIVE WHERE YOU DO AND DON’T HAVE THE SAME CONCERNS AS YOU WE HAVE OTHER CONCERNS THAT YOU DON’T……THINK ABOUT IT.

          63. AKLady says

            Really?
            Suggest you learn more about Alaska.

          64. SUZANNE M. says

            YEAH……REALLY!!!!!

          65. billdeserthills says

            What is a ‘drinking eater’?

          66. glenn398 says

            So if their (drinking eater source) is damaged by a spill, they probably could if they can figure out what a drinking eater source is.

          67. AKLady says

            Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Exxon Valdez was probably one of the most publicized oil spill taking place in America.

            The top ten in America include the Argo Merchant, barge Bouchard 155, barge Cibro Savannah, the Burmah Agate, tank vessel Jupiter, and the Megabprg.
            How many of those are you familiar with?

          68. SUZANNE M. says

            WELL THEN MS. AKLADY,,,IN YOUR INFINITE WISDOM WHAT DO YOU PROPOSE?????SEND TRUMP A LETTER IF YOU ARE SO SMART. HE SEEMS TO BE LISTENING TO ALOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE….SO WHY WOULDN’T HE LISTEN TO GIVE IT A TRY…..WHO KNOWS , YOU JUST MAY BE SURPRISED. AND BY THE WAY , DRIVING AROUND THE LITTLE STATE I LIVE IN , I SEE ALOT OF ARM LAND NOT IN USE…..I’M SURE THAT IS TRUE ALOT OF PLACES.

          69. AKLady says

            The Trump Administration: Government of corporations, by corporations, for corporations

          70. mac12sam12 says

            Not true, it was Hillary who was owned by corporate America and they donated heavily to her campaign. So did Wall Street and the top 1%. While President Trump was campaigning in flyover country, Hillary was partying with her rich celebrity friends in Beverly Hills. The democrats are owned by Wall Street, and no one owns President Trump.

          71. AKLady says

            The lies Trump has told since Jan, 20th.

            1. White House press secretary Sean Spicer falsely claimed the crowd on the National Mall was “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” (Jan. 21)

            2.Trump falsely claimed that the crowd for his swearing-in stretched down the National Mall to the Washington Monument and totaled more than 1 million people. (Jan. 21)

            3.As Trump fondly recalled his Inauguration Day, he said it stopped raining “immediately” when he began his speech. A light rain continued to fall throughout the address. (Jan. 21)

            4.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump claimed the media made up his feud with the agency. In fact, he started it by comparing the intelligence community to “Nazi Germany.” (Jan. 21)

            5.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump repeated the claim that he “didn’t want to go into Iraq.” He told Howard Stern in 2002 that he supported the Iraq War. (Jan. 21)

            6.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump said he had the “all-time record in the history of Time Magazine. … I’ve been on it for 15 times this year.” Trump had been featured on the magazine a total of 11 times. (Jan. 21)

            7.Trump claimed that his inauguration drew 11 million more viewers than Barack Obama’s in 2013. It didn’t, and viewership for Obama’s first inauguration, in 2009, was even higher. (Jan. 22)

            8.Spicer said during his first press briefing that there has been a “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years.” This is false. (Jan. 23)

            9.While pushing back against the notion of a rift between the CIA and Trump, Spicer claimed the president had received a “five-minute standing ovation” at the agency’s headquarters. He did not. The attendees were also never asked to sit down. (Jan. 23)

            10.Spicer claimed that “tens of millions of people” watched the inauguration online. In fact, about 4.6 million did. (Jan. 23)

            11.Trump told CBN News that 84 percent Cuban-Americans voted for him. It’s not clear where Trump got that number. According to the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of Cuban-Americans in Florida voted for him. (Jan. 23)

            12.While meeting with congressional leaders, Trump repeated a debunked claim that he only lost the national popular vote because of widespread voter fraud. (Jan. 24)

            13.In remarks with business leaders at the White House, Trump said, “I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment. I have received awards on the environment.” There is no evidence that Trump has received such awards. (Jan. 24)

             

            14.In signing an executive memo ordering the construction of the Keystone pipeline, Trump said the project would create 28,000 construction jobs. According to The Washington Post Fact Checker, the pipeline would create an estimated 16,000 jobs, most of which are not construction jobs. (Jan. 25)

            15.Spicer said in a press briefing that Trump received more electoral votes than any Republican since Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush won 426 electoral votes in 1988, more than Trump’s 304. (Jan. 24)

            16.In remarks he gave at the Homeland Security Department, Trump said Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border patrol agents “unanimously endorsed me for president.” That’s not true. (Jan. 25)

            17.Spicer said during a press briefing that a draft executive order on CIA prisons was not a “White House document.” Citing three administration officials, The New York Times reported that the White House had circulated the draft order among national security staff members. (Jan. 25)

            18.In an interview with ABC, Trump again claimed he “had the biggest audience in the history of inaugural speeches.” False. (Jan. 25)

            19.Trump claimed during an interview with ABC that the applause he received at CIA headquarters “was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl.” It wasn’t even a standing ovation. (Jan. 25)

            20.In an interview with ABC, Trump attacked the Affordable Care Act and said there are “millions of people that now aren’t insured anymore.” Twenty million people have gained health coverage because of the law so far. The estimated 2 million people who did not qualify under the law received waivers that kept the plans going until the end of 2017. (Jan. 25)

            21.At the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Trump claimed he and the president of Mexico “agreed” to cancel their scheduled meeting. Enrique Peña Nieto said he had decided to cancel it. (Jan. 26)

            22.At the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Trump said the national homicide rate was “horribly increasing.” It is down significantly. (Jan. 26)

            23.On Twitter, Trump repeated his false claim that 3 million votes were illegal during the election. (Jan. 27)

            24.In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tiffany Trump, the president’s daughter, had told her she was “not registered to vote in two states.” A local election official confirmed to NBC News twice that the younger Trump indeed was. (Jan. 27)

            25.Trump said he predicted the so-called “Brexit” when he was in Scotland the day before the vote. He was actually there the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. (Jan. 27)

            26.Trump claimed The New York Times lost subscribers “because their readers even like me.” The Times experienced a sharp uptick in subscribers after Election Day. (Jan. 27)

            27.Trump claimed two people were fatally shot in Chicago during Obama’s last speech as president. That didn’t happen. (Jan. 27)

            28.Trump claimed that under previous administrations, “if you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible.” In fact, almost as many Christian refugees were admitted to the U.S. as Muslim refugees in fiscal year 2016. (Jan. 27)

            29.Trump defended the swiftness of his immigration order on the grounds that terrorists would have rushed into the country if he had given the world a week’s notice. Even if terrorists wanted to infiltrate the refugee program or the visa program, they would have had to wait months or even years while being vetted to get into the country. (Jan. 30)

            30.The White House maintained that Trump’s immigration order did not apply to green card holders and that was “the guidance from the beginning.” Initially, the White House said the order did include green card holders. (Jan. 30)

            31.Trump said his immigration order was “similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.” Obama’s policy slowed resettlement of refugees from Iraq, but did not keep them from entering the country. Moreover, it flagged the seven countries included in Trump’s order as places the U.S. considered dangerous to visit. (Jan. 30)

            32.Spicer said that “by and large,” Trump has been “praised” for his statement commemorating the Holocaust. Every major Jewish organization, including the Republican Jewish Coalition, criticized it for omitting any specific references to the Jewish people or anti-Semitism. (Jan. 30)

            33.A Trump administration official called the implementation of Trump’s travel ban a “massive success story.” Not true ? young children, elderly people and U.S. green card holders were detained for hours. Some were deported upon landing in the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) even criticized the rollout as “confusing.” (Jan. 30)

            34.Spicer equated White House adviser Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council Principals Committee with Obama adviser David Axelrod attending meetings pertaining to foreign policy. Axelrod, however, never sat on the Principals Committee. (Jan. 30)

            35.Spicer said people would have “flooded” into the country with advance notice of Trump’s immigration order. Not true. (Jan. 30)

             

            36.Spicer insisted that only 109 travelers were detained because of Trump’s immigration order. More than 1,000 legal permanent residents had to get waivers before entering the U.S. An estimated 90,000 people in total were affected by the ban. (Jan. 30)

            37.Trump tweeted the false claim that “only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning.” (Jan. 30)

            38.Trump took credit for cutting $600 million from the F-35 program. But Lockheed Martin already had planned for the cost reductions for the next generation fighter plane. (Jan. 31)

            39.Trump accused China of manipulating its currency by playing “the money market. They play the devaluation market, and we sit there like a bunch of dummies.” According to The Washington Post, the United States is no longer being hurt by China’s currency manipulation, and China is no longer devaluing its currency. (Jan. 31)

            40.In defending the GOP’s blockade of Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Spicer said no president had ever nominated a justice “so late” in his term. It previously happened three times. (Jan. 31)

            41.Spicer repeatedly insisted during a press conference that Trump’s executive order on immigration was “not a ban.” During a Q&A event the night before, however, Spicer himself referred to the order as a “ban.” So did the president. (Jan. 31)

            42.White House officials denied reports that Trump told Peña Nieto that U.S. forces would handle the “bad hombres down there” if the Mexican authorities don’t. It confirmed the conversation the next day, maintaining the remark was meant to be “lighthearted.” (Jan. 31)

            43.Trump claimed that Delta, protesters and the tears of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) were to blame for the problems over his travel ban. In fact, his administration was widely considered to blame for problems associated with its rollout. (Jan. 31)

            44.Trump said the Obama administration “agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia.” The deal actually involved 1,250 refugees. (Feb. 1)

            45.Trump said the U.S. “has the most generous immigration system in the world.” Not really. (Feb. 2)

            46.Trump said the U.S. was giving Iran $150 billion for “nothing” under the Iranian nuclear deal. The money was already Iran’s to begin with, and the deal blocks Iran from building a nuclear bomb. (Feb. 2)

            47.Spicer called a U.S. raid in Yemen “very, very well thought out and executed effort” and described it as a “successful operation by all standards.” U.S. military officials told Reuters the operation was approved “without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.” (Feb. 2)

             

            48.Spicer said that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel, as part of his argument defending the administration’s bellicose announcement that Iran is “on notice.” In fact, a suspected Houthi rebel ship attacked a Saudi vessel. (Feb. 2)

            49.In his meeting with union leaders at the White House, Trump claimed he won union households. He actually only won white union households. (Feb. 2)

            50.Conway cited the “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s travel ban. It never happened. (Feb. 3)

            51.Conway said citing the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s immigration order was an accidental “slip.” But she had mentioned it twice prior to that interview. (Feb. 3)

            52.Trump approvingly shared a story on his official Facebook page which claimed that Kuwait issued a visa ban for five Muslim-majority countries. Kuwait issued a statement categorically denying it. (Feb. 3)

            53.Trump claimed people are “pouring in” after his immigration order was temporarily suspended. Travelers and refugees cannot simply rush into the U.S. without extensive and lengthy vetting. (Feb. 5)

            54.After a judge halted his immigration ban, Trump claimed that “anyone, even with bad intentions, can now come into the U.S.” Not true. (Feb. 5)

            55.Spicer said nationwide protests of Trump are not like protests the tea party held, and called them “a very paid AstroTurf-type movement.” Although Democrats have capitalized on the backlash against Trump by organizing, the massive rallies across dozens of cities across the country ? which in some cases have been spontaneous ? suggests they are part of an organic phenomenon. (Feb. 6)

            56.During an interview with Fox News before the Super Bowl, Trump repeated his debunked claim of widespread voter fraud during the presidential election. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Republican and Democratic state officials have said so, as have Trump’s own campaign attorneys. (Feb. 6)

            57.During an interview with Fox News before the Super Bowl, Trump repeated his false claim that he has “been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.” (Feb. 6)

            58.Conway said she would not appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” because of “family” reasons. CNN, however, said the White House offered Conway as an alternative to Vice President Mike Pence and that the network had “passed” because of concerns about her “credibility.” (Feb. 6)

            59.Spicer claimed CNN “retracted” its explanation of why it declined to take Conway for a Sunday show appearance. CNN said it never did so. (Feb. 6)

            60.Trump cited attacks in Boston, Paris, Orlando, Florida, and Nice, France, as examples of terrorism the media has not covered adequately. “In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” he said at CENTCOM. Those attacks garnered wall-to-wall television coverage, as well as thousands of news articles in print and online. (Feb. 6)

            61.The White House released a more expansive list of terrorist attacks it believed “did not receive adequate attention from Western media sources.” Again, the list includes attacks that were widely covered by the media. (Feb. 6)

            62.Trump said sanctuary cities “breed crime.” FBI data indicates that crime in sanctuary cities is generally lower than in nonsanctuary cities. (Feb. 6)

            63.Trump claimed The New York Times was “forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win.” The paper has not issued such an apology. (Feb. 6)

            64.Trump claimed the murder rate is the highest it’s been in 47 years. The murder rate rose 10.8 percent across the United States in 2015, but it’s far lower than it was 30 to 40 years ago. (Feb. 7)

            65.Spicer explained that the delay in repealing Obamacare was a result of the White House wanting to work with Congress. Unlike during the Obama administration, he asserted, the legislature ? not the White House ? was taking the lead on health care. Various congressional committees worked on drafting multiple versions of the bill that would become the Affordable Care Act ? a lengthy process that took over a year. (Feb. 7)

            66.Trump accused Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) of misrepresenting “what Judge Neil Gorsuch told him” in response to the president’s attacks against the judiciary. Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “demoralizing.” A spokesman for Gorsuch confirmed the judge’s remarks. (Feb. 9)

            67.Trump has repeatedly said he doesn’t watch CNN. But he had to in order to see and offer and opinion on the network’s interview with Blumenthal. (Feb. 9)

            68.Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has said that phone calls he made to Russia prior to Trump’s inauguration were not related to sanctions. According to a Washington Post report, however, Flynn held private discussions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, before Trump took office, suggesting that sanctions against Moscow would be eased by the incoming administration. (Feb. 9)

            69.Trump took credit for Ford’s decision not to open an auto factory in Mexico and instead expand its Michigan plant. The company said Trump was not responsible for its decision. (Feb. 9)

            70.Trump told a room full of politicians that “thousands” of “illegal” voters had been driven into New Hampshire to cast ballots. There is no evidence of such a claim. (Feb. 11)

            71.During an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” White House senior policy aide Stephen Miller falsely said the “issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics.” Again, not true. (Feb. 11)

            72.Miller cited the “astonishing” statistic that 14 percent of noncitizens are registered to vote. The study the stat is based on has been highly contested. (Feb. 11)

            73.Trump said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was “cut off” on CNN for “using the term fake news the describe the network.” The senator was joking and he was not cut off. (Feb. 12)

            74.Trump accused the media of refusing to report on “big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road” in Florida. There were a few supporters, but they were vastly outnumbered by hundreds of protesters. (Feb. 12)

            75.White House officials told reporters that Flynn decided on his own to resign. However, Spicer said during a press briefing that the president asked Flynn to resign. (Feb. 13)

            76.Trump denied in a January interview that he or anyone on his campaign had any contact with Russia prior to the election. However, The New York Times and CNN both reported that Trump campaign officials and associates “had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” before Nov. 8. (Feb. 15)

            77.Spicer denied in a daily briefing that anyone on the Trump campaign had had any contact with Russian officials. (Feb. 15)

            78.Trump complained he “inherited a mess” upon being elected to office. The stock market is experiencing record highs, the economy is stable and growing, and unemployment is low. (Feb. 16)

            79.Trump disputed the notion that his administration is experiencing turmoil, telling reporters it is working like a “fine-tuned machine.” His poorly executed travel ban has been suspended by the courts, a Cabinet nominee was forced to withdraw his nomination, and Trump’s national security adviser resigned after less than four weeks on the job. (Feb. 16)

            80.Trump said his 306 Electoral College votes was the biggest electoral votes victory since Ronald Reagan. Obama got 332 votes in 2012. (Feb. 16)

            81.Trump said his first weeks in office “represented an unprecedented month of action.” Obama accomplished much more during his first weeks in office. (Feb. 16)

            82.Defending himself from charges of hypocrisy on the matter of leaks ? which he frequently celebrated when they pertained to his campaign opposition but now denounces ? Trump said that WikiLeaks does not publicize “classified information.” It does, often anonymously. (Feb. 16)

            83.Trump repeated his claim that Hillary Clinton gave 20 percent of American uranium to the Russians in a deal during her tenure as secretary of state. Not true. (Feb. 16)

            84.Trump said drugs are “becoming cheaper than a candy bar.” They are not. (Feb. 16)

            85.Trump said his administration had a “very smooth rollout of the travel ban.” His immigration caused chaos at the nation’s airports and has been suspended by the courts. (Feb. 16)

            86.Trump said the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is in “chaos” and “turmoil.” It is not. (Feb. 16)

            87.Flynn lied to FBI investigators in a Jan. 24 interview about whether he discussed sanctions with Russian officials prior to Trump’s inauguration, according to The Washington Post. (Feb. 6)

            88.Trump falsely suggested at a Florida rally that Sweden had suffered a terror attack the night before his speech. It had not, and Trump was likely referring to a Fox News segment on crime in Sweden. (Feb. 18)

            89.During his Florida rally, Trump repeated his false claim that the United States has already let in thousands of people who “there was no way to vet.” Refugees undergo the most rigorous vetting process of any immigrants admitted to the United States, often waiting upwards of two years to be cleared for entry. (Feb. 18)

            90.White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview that Trump “has accomplished more in the first 30 days than people can remember.” Obama accomplished much more during his first weeks in office. (Feb. 19)

            91.Trump said during his campaign that he would only play golf with heads of state and business leaders, not friends and celebrities like Obama did. Trump has golfed with world leaders like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Most recently, however, he hit the links with golf pro Rory McIlroy, International Sports Management’s Nick Mullen and his friend Rich Levine. (Feb. 19)

            92.A White House spokesperson told reporters that Trump only played a “couple” of holes at his golf resort in Florida. A day later, as reports came out saying the president had played 18 holes with Mcllroy, the White House admitted he played “longer.” (Feb. 19)

            93.Trump said the media is “trying to say large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!” Sweden’s crime rate has fallen in recent years, and experts there do not think its immigration policies are linked to crime. (Feb. 20)

            94.Spicer said Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) asked for a meeting with Trump at the White House. John Weaver, a former campaign aide of the governor, said the president asked for the meeting. (Feb. 21)

            95.Vice President Mike Pence called Obamacare a “job killer.” Overall, job growth has been steady since it was signed into law. And the number of unwilling part-time jobs has also gone down, contrary to GOP claims. (Feb. 22)

            96.Trump claimed that he negotiated $1 billion in savings to develop two new Boeing Co. jets to serve as the next Air Force One. The Air Force can’t account for that number. (Feb. 22)

            97.During a meeting with the nation’s CEOs at the White House, Trump claimed his new economic adviser Gary Cohn “paid $200 million in tax” to take a job at the White House. Cohn didn’t have to pay taxes, he had to sell more than $200 million of Goldman Sachs stock. (Feb. 23)

            98.Trump claimed there were “six blocks” worth of people waiting to get into the Conservative Political Action Conference to see him. People filled only three overflow rooms. (Feb. 24)

            99.At CPAC, Trump said that Obamacare covers “very few people.” Nearly 20 million people have gotten health insurance under the law. (Feb. 24)

            100.At CPAC, Trump said companies like Intel were making business investments in the United States because of his election. The company planned their new investments before the election. (Feb. 24)

          72. pete0097 says

            How about how Warren Buffet thinks about it? His trains have spilled more in the last few years than pipelines have done in a century.

          73. AKLady says

            Not really, he only owns the nation’s second-biggest railroad. Actually, he is the majority stock holder, it is a publicly traded corporation. Buffett has repeatedly endorsed the pipeline, calling it “probably … a good idea for the country.” BNSF’s oil business mainly involves crude from the Bakken shale.

          74. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Lady I can’t drink my tap water, it tastes awful, so I buy my drinking water. I don’t expect the government to supply me with drinking water like the people of Flint do. Lady when we can no longer afford to buy bread, we can go to our government, they will give us bread for free, that would make you happy, free bread, along with free education, free phones and minutes and free welfare as long as I don’t get married and have children who I really won’t give a damn about except that the checks just keep coming.

          75. AKLady says

            Your tap water is not free. You pay for it, either directly or through the rent you are paying. No one get “free” tap water. If it is foul, take it up with the EPA.

            Actually, you should look at the statistics for the Norway, Sweden, Iceland … They provide free education through graduate school. They have much better outcomes that the U.S., lower crime levels, etc. etc.

            Oh, by the way, it was our Founding Fathers who put education in place for the masses. In 1779 in “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge,” Jefferson proposed a system of public education to be tax-funded for 3 years for “all the free children, male and female,”

        2. Joseph C Moore USN Ret says

          You know which midwest senator has the rail rights. Democrat politics means huge profits for him with that means of oil transport.

        3. Mathew Molk says

          Why is it as an engineer and a former Cleveland Policeman I believe every single word you said from lack of scientific evidence to stop drilling to affirmative action screwing up the whole works. – If you take a half a glass of beer and mix it with a half a glass of piss you end up with a whole glass of piss. PERIOD.

          Quality people working with quality people makes for quality results. Quality people being forced to carry incompetent lazy people destroys the quality people and turns them into people that just go through the motions.

          1. James Kropf says

            We don’t turn into people that just go through the motions.
            We just retire when we reach full Social Security retirement age.

            Just my point of view as a recently retired Veterans Affairs IT Specialist with 8 + years Navy service and 20 years VA service

          2. SUZANNE M. says

            MAYBE NOT YOU…..BUT THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE “WORKING” IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT ARE NOT NEEDED AND THE OVERLAPPING OF JOBS IS MOST LIKELY ASTOUNDING.

          3. big KAhuna says

            The DOE is a prime example of failed Govt mismanagement ( Common Core ideology -over run with liberalists/Socialists/Communists) begging for downsize and Turning the reigns back over to each state to control.

            Top Ten Reasons to Oppose Common Core
            1. Common Core is a Federal Takeover of Education
            The ultimate goal of Common Core is to have every school district follow the same national standards. This is a failed educational approach that will undermine educational quality and choice. States and local communities better know how to design standards based on their students and parents’ needs than Washington bureaucrats.
            2. Common Core is Bad for Parents
            Parents will not have a say in their child’s education under Common Core. They will not be able to suggest changes to their local school’s standards or enroll their child in another public school with better standards. Common Core would limit parental choice and shut their voices out of their child’s education.
            3. Common Core is Bad for Teachers
            Teachers would have little control over their classrooms under Common Core. They will be forced to comply with standards decided upon by federal bureaucrat. This leaves little to no room for teachers to innovate to meet the unique needs of their students.
            4. Common Core is Bad for Taxpayers
            Common Core has a hefty price tag that will be paid by taxpayers in states. Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction estimates that Common Core will cost the state $300 million.1 California Department of Education estimates it will cost $759 million to implement the nationalized standards. 2 Common Core will cost taxpayers a lot of money while not improving education quality.
            5. Common Core is Bad for Students
            Common Core is a one-size-fits-all education policy that assumes every students learns exactly the same. A top down and centrally controlled standards will hurt students’ creativity and learning. Good education policy realizes that all students have different learning styles, preferences, and paces.
            6. Common Core Violates Privacy
            The Race to the Top Grants associated with Common Core violates privacy by “data mining” information about students that will follow them the rest of their lives. The information collected is more than just test scores and academic progress. Common Core will track information on religious practices, political beliefs, “sex behaviors and attitudes”, and more.
            7. Common Core Resembles Failed No Child Left Behind Program
            A main criticism of the failed No Child Left Behind program is that teachers “teach the test.” This means that students are memorizing rather than learning and critical thinking about information. Common Core would resemble No Child Left Behind by requiring students to take national standardized tests to measure their progress.
            8. Common Core is Unconstitutional
            The federal government should not control education. Since education is not specifically listed in the Constitution, the authority over education should be left up to the states and the people. This allows localities from New York City to rural Alabama to design unique curriculums that are best for their students.
            9. Common Core Will Require Some States to Move Backwards
            Some states have advanced standards that are designed with students and parents in mind.
            10. Common Core Is a Failed Education Approach
            Washington has tried one-size-fits-all education approaches time and time again. Centralized education programs have not worked and will never work. The quality of education has only declined over the past few decades. The solution is to get the federal government out of the education business.
            Core standards said, “The standards dumb American education down by about two grades worth.” 3 Sandra Stotsky, a professor at the University of Arkansas, who served on the committee to validate Common
            Some states would have to move their standards backwards to comply with Common Core standards.

          4. David in MA says

            Common Core, the communists use of the UN Agenda 21 to capture the children, there-by capturing the nation.

          5. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            It is the communist system of brain washing as early as possible.

          6. SDofAZ says

            An old nazi trick. Soros has likely pushed it in the UN as well.

          7. BornAgainSouthernPride says

            All of these federal departments can be down-sized or eliminated out right. Want to lower the federal budget? Cut out all of them and return to the states the right to govern.

          8. Arthur Ittus says

            You mean like connecticut and massachushitts???

          9. big KAhuna says

            I agree that most can be downsized and some eliminated – yet I wouldn’t touch the DOD except to remove all traces of Obama and put high caliber leaders to rebuild our military.

          10. BornAgainSouthernPride says

            That is one of the few things the federal government is supposed to do for We The People…

          11. pineapple says

            The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies “to be free, sovereign and independent states.” These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always held the right to fire agents. In other words, states held a right to withdraw from the pact — secede.

            During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, a proposal was made that would allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state. James Madison rejected it, saying, “A union of the states containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.”

            In fact, the ratification documents of Virginia, New York and Rhode Island explicitly said they held the right to resume powers delegated should the federal government become abusive of those powers. The Constitution never would have been ratified if states thought they could not regain their sovereignty — in a word, secede.
            On March 2, 1861, after seven states seceded and two days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, Sen. James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin proposed a constitutional amendment that read, “No state or any part thereof, heretofore admitted or hereafter admitted into the union, shall have the power to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the United States.”

            Several months earlier, Reps. Daniel E. Sickles of New York, Thomas B. Florence of Pennsylvania and Otis S. Ferry of Connecticut proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit secession. Here’s a question for the reader: Would there have been any point to offering these amendments if secession were already unconstitutional?

            On the eve of the War of 1861, even unionist politicians saw secession as a right of states. Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel of Maryland said, “Any attempt to preserve the union between the states of this Confederacy by force would be impractical, and destructive of republican liberty.”

            Both Northern Democratic and Republican Parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace. Just about every major Northern newspaper editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede. New York Tribune (Feb. 5, 1860): “If tyranny and despotism justified the Revolution of 1776, then we do not see why it would not justify the secession of Five Millions of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861.” Detroit Free Press (Feb. 19, 1861): “An attempt to subjugate the seceded states, even if successful, could produce nothing but evil — evil unmitigated in character and appalling in content.” The New York Times (March 21, 1861): “There is growing sentiment throughout the North in favor of letting the Gulf States go.”

            The War of 1861 settled the issue of secession through brute force that cost 600,000 American lives. We Americans celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but H.L. Mencken correctly evaluated the speech: “It is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense.” Lincoln said the soldiers sacrificed their lives “to the cause of self-determination — that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.” Mencken says: “It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of people to govern themselves.”

            The War of 1861 brutally established that states could not secede. We are still living with its effects. Because states cannot secede, the federal government can run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution’s limitations of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. States have little or no response.

          12. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Common core is the communist way of education, the government taking over the minds at an early age.

          13. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            The main reason to oppose common core is that it is bad for the children, it kills their creativity and imagination and those are terrible things to lose.

          14. big KAhuna says

            Agree

            Look how low we have sunk compared to the rest of the world. Common core must go
            And management turned back over to the states . Below image says it all.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/392826df589be13cf26319536ec3818b150bf992a7cb20a9bb38f50ca6b9bf06.jpg

          15. Doris Simonis says

            If you want to see this for real just watch a road crew. One truck with driver sitting doing nothing, 3 or 4 standing around a repair job doing nothing but leaning on a shovel and ONE man doing the work.

          16. BornAgainSouthernPride says

            We used to call it, 1 coming, 1 going, 1 pissing, 1 mowing. Takes 4 guys to do one guys job. Sad.

          17. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            So we should fire all but two here.

          18. SUZANNE M. says

            DE JA VUE! HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SEEN THIS VERY SIGHT…….OUR TAX DOLLARS NOT AT WORK.

          19. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Suzanne, I agree there are way too many government workers and I hope Trump cuts a few thousand of them out.

          20. Michael Dennewitz says

            Ummmm, the majority of them are actually in our government! ? I’ve never seen so many government organizations, with so many THOUSANDS of employees. I mean…?

          21. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            The government is our country’s biggest employer, they must start downsizing since we are now 20 trillion in debt, its time.

          22. Michael Dennewitz says

            I was never so utterly amazed as I was when I did a study on “government employees!” Good God, 70% of them aren’t really needed! And most are simply after the “benefits!” Most have probably forgotten what the hell their requirements actually were!! ????

          23. BornAgainSouthernPride says

            how they keep the unemployment numbers artificially low…

          24. big KAhuna says

            Any Obama hire or appointee would be my first target. Simplify the tax cuts and paperwork required and eliminate many within the IRS starting with the department illegally providing info on Republicans/ Christians to Obummer. Paybacks a B—-ch.

          25. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Yes, Trump start draining the Obuma swamp first and clean out the IRS of the scum that targeted Republicans and Christians, I don’t like this Comey guy either he seems to be playing both sides and that is not good.

          26. pineapple says

            Understatement of the year!

          27. SUZANNE M. says

            DON’T NEED TO ADD TO THAT……EXCEPT JUST THINK OF ALL THE MONEY WE COULD SAVE BY GETTING RID OF ALLL THE KITTY LITTER.

          28. catman says

            Having worked for and been in a managerial position with the federal government, I couldn’t agree more with you. Good post !!

          29. Michael Dennewitz says

            Where are all the well trained SNIPERS when this country needs them most? ????

          30. Richard Manley says

            Around, why do you need one?

          31. charles becker says

            Michael, I am waiting for the right time.

          32. Michael Dennewitz says

            Ummmmm yeah.. You’re EIGHT YEARS late! ?

          33. AKLady says

            A study of psychopathic traits by Oxford University psychologist puts Trump Adolf Hitler and only just below Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein and Henry VIII.

          34. kenrmer says

            Why didn’t you note the psychologist was a liberal? Oh, wait, that was in a follow up article which you never read.

          35. AKLady says

            Oxford University is in England.
            That psychologist was a British citizen.

          36. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            England is pretty much a socialist country isn’t it one step away from communism.

          37. mac12sam12 says

            If that’s his conclusion, it’s liberal bias sand ridiculous.

          38. SUZANNE M. says

            SO WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          39. SUZANNE M. says

            AND………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

          40. BornAgainSouthernPride says

            Don’t feed the troll…

          41. SUZANNE M. says

            SELECTIVE INFORMATION.

          42. pete0097 says

            Oxford has not put out quality people for years. This sounds more like an agenda and opinion than anything else. On the other hand, maybe they should include more world leaders in their study. Listening to obama, I suspect that a study of psychology of obama as more narcissistic than Trump..

          43. AKLady says

            You obviously have no idea …

          44. SUZANNE M. says

            ……………..AND NIETHER DO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          45. AKLady says

            Thank you.
            Your input is always welcome
            It says so much about you.

          46. AKLady says

            You cannot even write English correctly.

          47. David in MA says

            Hey, troll, go away!
            The only problem with Trump is people fear change, especially if the person is incompetent and unnecessary.

          48. AKLady says

            Trump has already violated the Constitution five ways since taking office just over 2 months ago.

            There was a reason that previous Presidents sold their businesses. You see, foreign payments to Trump’s firms violate the Emoluments Clause.

            His immigration order violates the 1st Amendment. It is directed at Muslim countries. However, please note hat his ban did not include Saudi Arabia. All but one of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis. Also, the camp they trained in is still open,. operating and turning out more terrorists. It is located in Saudi Arabia.

            Trump signed the immigration order saying “establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.” That statement violates the 1st Amendment, Establishment Clause. Furthermore, the order specifically gives priority to religious minorities within those countries, which Trump said would help Christians whom he says have been mistreated.

            The Fifth and 14th amendments say “no person” can be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” The 14th Amendment adds “no person” can be denied “equal protection under the law.” The Constitution does not say “no citizen”.
            Trump is detaining children. He is treating people as if they are farm animals, livestock.

            His threat to withhold funding from cities who fail to enforce federal immigration law, goes ever further across the line. The Constitution gives the power of the purse to Congress — not the President.

          49. David in MA says

            Why no outcry when Obama violated the constitution and other law?
            You need to talk to your doctor about increasing your med dosage.

            BTW, when did the constitution give it’s protection to people who are not American citizens? It doesn’t!

          50. AKLady says

            Obama exercised the Constitutional authority of his office. He had the power to pardon and he used it (U.S. Constitution, Artcle II, Section 2 — power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United .
            The Constitution I the law of the land. America has only one law, it applies to everyone in the U.S. That is why the war criminals were kept in Cuba and not brought to the States.

          51. David in MA says

            If your saying Obama held to the Constitution in pardoning illegal aliens and foreign jail inmates, your wrong, the president, by the Constitution, can only pardon American citizens, and, I do not believe he can pardon anyone who has committed offenses against the U.S., due to other laws which require court process. And, the Constitution only applies to American citizens, not people of allegiance to another country. (and you must admit the muslims have no allegiance to America) Please ask your doctor if your med’s are I need of adjusting.

          52. AKLady says

            Cite where in the Constitution it says a President may only pardon American criminals?

            Put the facts where youth mouth is.
            The Constitution s the law of America.
            It applies to everyone within our borders.

            Are you insane? The first casualty in the American Revolution was a Muslim: Crispis Attucks The first country to recognize out nation is Muslim: Morocco. America’s longest ally — 225 years — is Muslim: Morocco.

            Dig out the history books, lok up the contributions to America these Muslims have made and are making: Crispus Attucs, Yarrow Mamout, Estevanico, Norsereddin, “Hi Jolly”, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, Omar Ibn Said, Bampett Muhammad, Yusuf Ben Ali, Peter Buckminster, Fazlur Rahman Khan, Shahid Khan, Ayub Ommaya, Ernest Hamwi, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Farah Pandith, Ahmed Zewail, Aziz Ansari

            Our Founders fought and died for religious freedom. Take your hate and bigotry and get out of America — your type is not welcome here. Try Iran, they share your way of thinking.

          53. Doris Simonis says

            If psychologist are running the “STUDY” you can bet it will have the results “THEY” want. Trump is a very smart man. Smart men can be either be “MORAL” or “CRAZY” I believe Pres. Trump to be MORAL. Until shown otherwise, you study means nothing to me.

          54. AKLady says

            The lies Trump has told since Jan, 20th.

            1. White House press secretary Sean Spicer falsely claimed the crowd on the National Mall was “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” (Jan. 21)

            2.Trump falsely claimed that the crowd for his swearing-in stretched down the National Mall to the Washington Monument and totaled more than 1 million people. (Jan. 21)

            3.As Trump fondly recalled his Inauguration Day, he said it stopped raining “immediately” when he began his speech. A light rain continued to fall throughout the address. (Jan. 21)

            4.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump claimed the media made up his feud with the agency. In fact, he started it by comparing the intelligence community to “Nazi Germany.” (Jan. 21)

            5.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump repeated the claim that he “didn’t want to go into Iraq.” He told Howard Stern in 2002 that he supported the Iraq War. (Jan. 21)

            6.During his speech at CIA headquarters, Trump said he had the “all-time record in the history of Time Magazine. … I’ve been on it for 15 times this year.” Trump had been featured on the magazine a total of 11 times. (Jan. 21)

            7.Trump claimed that his inauguration drew 11 million more viewers than Barack Obama’s in 2013. It didn’t, and viewership for Obama’s first inauguration, in 2009, was even higher. (Jan. 22)

            8.Spicer said during his first press briefing that there has been a “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years.” This is false. (Jan. 23)

            9.While pushing back against the notion of a rift between the CIA and Trump, Spicer claimed the president had received a “five-minute standing ovation” at the agency’s headquarters. He did not. The attendees were also never asked to sit down. (Jan. 23)

            10.Spicer claimed that “tens of millions of people” watched the inauguration online. In fact, about 4.6 million did. (Jan. 23)

            11.Trump told CBN News that 84 percent Cuban-Americans voted for him. It’s not clear where Trump got that number. According to the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of Cuban-Americans in Florida voted for him. (Jan. 23)

            12.While meeting with congressional leaders, Trump repeated a debunked claim that he only lost the national popular vote because of widespread voter fraud. (Jan. 24)

            13.In remarks with business leaders at the White House, Trump said, “I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment. I have received awards on the environment.” There is no evidence that Trump has received such awards. (Jan. 24)

             

            14.In signing an executive memo ordering the construction of the Keystone pipeline, Trump said the project would create 28,000 construction jobs. According to The Washington Post Fact Checker, the pipeline would create an estimated 16,000 jobs, most of which are not construction jobs. (Jan. 25)

            15.Spicer said in a press briefing that Trump received more electoral votes than any Republican since Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush won 426 electoral votes in 1988, more than Trump’s 304. (Jan. 24)

            16.In remarks he gave at the Homeland Security Department, Trump said Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border patrol agents “unanimously endorsed me for president.” That’s not true. (Jan. 25)

            17.Spicer said during a press briefing that a draft executive order on CIA prisons was not a “White House document.” Citing three administration officials, The New York Times reported that the White House had circulated the draft order among national security staff members. (Jan. 25)

            18.In an interview with ABC, Trump again claimed he “had the biggest audience in the history of inaugural speeches.” False. (Jan. 25)

            19.Trump claimed during an interview with ABC that the applause he received at CIA headquarters “was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl.” It wasn’t even a standing ovation. (Jan. 25)

            20.In an interview with ABC, Trump attacked the Affordable Care Act and said there are “millions of people that now aren’t insured anymore.” Twenty million people have gained health coverage because of the law so far. The estimated 2 million people who did not qualify under the law received waivers that kept the plans going until the end of 2017. (Jan. 25)

            21.At the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Trump claimed he and the president of Mexico “agreed” to cancel their scheduled meeting. Enrique Peña Nieto said he had decided to cancel it. (Jan. 26)

            22.At the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Trump said the national homicide rate was “horribly increasing.” It is down significantly. (Jan. 26)

            23.On Twitter, Trump repeated his false claim that 3 million votes were illegal during the election. (Jan. 27)

            24.In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tiffany Trump, the president’s daughter, had told her she was “not registered to vote in two states.” A local election official confirmed to NBC News twice that the younger Trump indeed was. (Jan. 27)

            25.Trump said he predicted the so-called “Brexit” when he was in Scotland the day before the vote. He was actually there the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. (Jan. 27)

            26.Trump claimed The New York Times lost subscribers “because their readers even like me.” The Times experienced a sharp uptick in subscribers after Election Day. (Jan. 27)

            27.Trump claimed two people were fatally shot in Chicago during Obama’s last speech as president. That didn’t happen. (Jan. 27)

            28.Trump claimed that under previous administrations, “if you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible.” In fact, almost as many Christian refugees were admitted to the U.S. as Muslim refugees in fiscal year 2016. (Jan. 27)

            29.Trump defended the swiftness of his immigration order on the grounds that terrorists would have rushed into the country if he had given the world a week’s notice. Even if terrorists wanted to infiltrate the refugee program or the visa program, they would have had to wait months or even years while being vetted to get into the country. (Jan. 30)

            30.The White House maintained that Trump’s immigration order did not apply to green card holders and that was “the guidance from the beginning.” Initially, the White House said the order did include green card holders. (Jan. 30)

            31.Trump said his immigration order was “similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.” Obama’s policy slowed resettlement of refugees from Iraq, but did not keep them from entering the country. Moreover, it flagged the seven countries included in Trump’s order as places the U.S. considered dangerous to visit. (Jan. 30)

            32.Spicer said that “by and large,” Trump has been “praised” for his statement commemorating the Holocaust. Every major Jewish organization, including the Republican Jewish Coalition, criticized it for omitting any specific references to the Jewish people or anti-Semitism. (Jan. 30)

            33.A Trump administration official called the implementation of Trump’s travel ban a “massive success story.” Not true ? young children, elderly people and U.S. green card holders were detained for hours. Some were deported upon landing in the U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) even criticized the rollout as “confusing.” (Jan. 30)

            34.Spicer equated White House adviser Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council Principals Committee with Obama adviser David Axelrod attending meetings pertaining to foreign policy. Axelrod, however, never sat on the Principals Committee. (Jan. 30)

            35.Spicer said people would have “flooded” into the country with advance notice of Trump’s immigration order. Not true. (Jan. 30)

             

            36.Spicer insisted that only 109 travelers were detained because of Trump’s immigration order. More than 1,000 legal permanent residents had to get waivers before entering the U.S. An estimated 90,000 people in total were affected by the ban. (Jan. 30)

            37.Trump tweeted the false claim that “only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning.” (Jan. 30)

            38.Trump took credit for cutting $600 million from the F-35 program. But Lockheed Martin already had planned for the cost reductions for the next generation fighter plane. (Jan. 31)

            39.Trump accused China of manipulating its currency by playing “the money market. They play the devaluation market, and we sit there like a bunch of dummies.” According to The Washington Post, the United States is no longer being hurt by China’s currency manipulation, and China is no longer devaluing its currency. (Jan. 31)

            40.In defending the GOP’s blockade of Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Spicer said no president had ever nominated a justice “so late” in his term. It previously happened three times. (Jan. 31)

            41.Spicer repeatedly insisted during a press conference that Trump’s executive order on immigration was “not a ban.” During a Q&A event the night before, however, Spicer himself referred to the order as a “ban.” So did the president. (Jan. 31)

            42.White House officials denied reports that Trump told Peña Nieto that U.S. forces would handle the “bad hombres down there” if the Mexican authorities don’t. It confirmed the conversation the next day, maintaining the remark was meant to be “lighthearted.” (Jan. 31)

            43.Trump claimed that Delta, protesters and the tears of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) were to blame for the problems over his travel ban. In fact, his administration was widely considered to blame for problems associated with its rollout. (Jan. 31)

            44.Trump said the Obama administration “agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia.” The deal actually involved 1,250 refugees. (Feb. 1)

            45.Trump said the U.S. “has the most generous immigration system in the world.” Not really. (Feb. 2)

            46.Trump said the U.S. was giving Iran $150 billion for “nothing” under the Iranian nuclear deal. The money was already Iran’s to begin with, and the deal blocks Iran from building a nuclear bomb. (Feb. 2)

            47.Spicer called a U.S. raid in Yemen “very, very well thought out and executed effort” and described it as a “successful operation by all standards.” U.S. military officials told Reuters the operation was approved “without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.” (Feb. 2)

             

            48.Spicer said that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel, as part of his argument defending the administration’s bellicose announcement that Iran is “on notice.” In fact, a suspected Houthi rebel ship attacked a Saudi vessel. (Feb. 2)

            49.In his meeting with union leaders at the White House, Trump claimed he won union households. He actually only won white union households. (Feb. 2)

            50.Conway cited the “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s travel ban. It never happened. (Feb. 3)

            51.Conway said citing the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s immigration order was an accidental “slip.” But she had mentioned it twice prior to that interview. (Feb. 3)

            52.Trump approvingly shared a story on his official Facebook page which claimed that Kuwait issued a visa ban for five Muslim-majority countries. Kuwait issued a statement categorically denying it. (Feb. 3)

            53.Trump claimed people are “pouring in” after his immigration order was temporarily suspended. Travelers and refugees cannot simply rush into the U.S. without extensive and lengthy vetting. (Feb. 5)

            54.After a judge halted his immigration ban, Trump claimed that “anyone, even with bad intentions, can now come into the U.S.” Not true. (Feb. 5)

            55.Spicer said nationwide protests of Trump are not like protests the tea party held, and called them “a very paid AstroTurf-type movement.” Although Democrats have capitalized on the backlash against Trump by organizing, the massive rallies across dozens of cities across the country ? which in some cases have been spontaneous ? suggests they are part of an organic phenomenon. (Feb. 6)

            56.During an interview with Fox News before the Super Bowl, Trump repeated his debunked claim of widespread voter fraud during the presidential election. There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Republican and Democratic state officials have said so, as have Trump’s own campaign attorneys. (Feb. 6)

            57.During an interview with Fox News before the Super Bowl, Trump repeated his false claim that he has “been against the war in Iraq from the beginning.” (Feb. 6)

            58.Conway said she would not appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” because of “family” reasons. CNN, however, said the White House offered Conway as an alternative to Vice President Mike Pence and that the network had “passed” because of concerns about her “credibility.” (Feb. 6)

            59.Spicer claimed CNN “retracted” its explanation of why it declined to take Conway for a Sunday show appearance. CNN said it never did so. (Feb. 6)

            60.Trump cited attacks in Boston, Paris, Orlando, Florida, and Nice, France, as examples of terrorism the media has not covered adequately. “In many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” he said at CENTCOM. Those attacks garnered wall-to-wall television coverage, as well as thousands of news articles in print and online. (Feb. 6)

            61.The White House released a more expansive list of terrorist attacks it believed “did not receive adequate attention from Western media sources.” Again, the list includes attacks that were widely covered by the media. (Feb. 6)

            62.Trump said sanctuary cities “breed crime.” FBI data indicates that crime in sanctuary cities is generally lower than in nonsanctuary cities. (Feb. 6)

            63.Trump claimed The New York Times was “forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win.” The paper has not issued such an apology. (Feb. 6)

            64.Trump claimed the murder rate is the highest it’s been in 47 years. The murder rate rose 10.8 percent across the United States in 2015, but it’s far lower than it was 30 to 40 years ago. (Feb. 7)

            65.Spicer explained that the delay in repealing Obamacare was a result of the White House wanting to work with Congress. Unlike during the Obama administration, he asserted, the legislature ? not the White House ? was taking the lead on health care. Various congressional committees worked on drafting multiple versions of the bill that would become the Affordable Care Act ? a lengthy process that took over a year. (Feb. 7)

            66.Trump accused Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) of misrepresenting “what Judge Neil Gorsuch told him” in response to the president’s attacks against the judiciary. Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “demoralizing.” A spokesman for Gorsuch confirmed the judge’s remarks. (Feb. 9)

            67.Trump has repeatedly said he doesn’t watch CNN. But he had to in order to see and offer and opinion on the network’s interview with Blumenthal. (Feb. 9)

            68.Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has said that phone calls he made to Russia prior to Trump’s inauguration were not related to sanctions. According to a Washington Post report, however, Flynn held private discussions with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, before Trump took office, suggesting that sanctions against Moscow would be eased by the incoming administration. (Feb. 9)

            69.Trump took credit for Ford’s decision not to open an auto factory in Mexico and instead expand its Michigan plant. The company said Trump was not responsible for its decision. (Feb. 9)

            70.Trump told a room full of politicians that “thousands” of “illegal” voters had been driven into New Hampshire to cast ballots. There is no evidence of such a claim. (Feb. 11)

            71.During an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” White House senior policy aide Stephen Miller falsely said the “issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics.” Again, not true. (Feb. 11)

            72.Miller cited the “astonishing” statistic that 14 percent of noncitizens are registered to vote. The study the stat is based on has been highly contested. (Feb. 11)

            73.Trump said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was “cut off” on CNN for “using the term fake news the describe the network.” The senator was joking and he was not cut off. (Feb. 12)

            74.Trump accused the media of refusing to report on “big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road” in Florida. There were a few supporters, but they were vastly outnumbered by hundreds of protesters. (Feb. 12)

            75.White House officials told reporters that Flynn decided on his own to resign. However, Spicer said during a press briefing that the president asked Flynn to resign. (Feb. 13)

            76.Trump denied in a January interview that he or anyone on his campaign had any contact with Russia prior to the election. However, The New York Times and CNN both reported that Trump campaign officials and associates “had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials” before Nov. 8. (Feb. 15)

            77.Spicer denied in a daily briefing that anyone on the Trump campaign had had any contact with Russian officials. (Feb. 15)

            78.Trump complained he “inherited a mess” upon being elected to office. The stock market is experiencing record highs, the economy is stable and growing, and unemployment is low. (Feb. 16)

            79.Trump disputed the notion that his administration is experiencing turmoil, telling reporters it is working like a “fine-tuned machine.” His poorly executed travel ban has been suspended by the courts, a Cabinet nominee was forced to withdraw his nomination, and Trump’s national security adviser resigned after less than four weeks on the job. (Feb. 16)

            80.Trump said his 306 Electoral College votes was the biggest electoral votes victory since Ronald Reagan. Obama got 332 votes in 2012. (Feb. 16)

            81.Trump said his first weeks in office “represented an unprecedented month of action.” Obama accomplished much more during his first weeks in office. (Feb. 16)

            82.Defending himself from charges of hypocrisy on the matter of leaks ? which he frequently celebrated when they pertained to his campaign opposition but now denounces ? Trump said that WikiLeaks does not publicize “classified information.” It does, often anonymously. (Feb. 16)

            83.Trump repeated his claim that Hillary Clinton gave 20 percent of American uranium to the Russians in a deal during her tenure as secretary of state. Not true. (Feb. 16)

            84.Trump said drugs are “becoming cheaper than a candy bar.” They are not. (Feb. 16)

            85.Trump said his administration had a “very smooth rollout of the travel ban.” His immigration caused chaos at the nation’s airports and has been suspended by the courts. (Feb. 16)

            86.Trump said the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is in “chaos” and “turmoil.” It is not. (Feb. 16)

            87.Flynn lied to FBI investigators in a Jan. 24 interview about whether he discussed sanctions with Russian officials prior to Trump’s inauguration, according to The Washington Post. (Feb. 6)

            88.Trump falsely suggested at a Florida rally that Sweden had suffered a terror attack the night before his speech. It had not, and Trump was likely referring to a Fox News segment on crime in Sweden. (Feb. 18)

            89.During his Florida rally, Trump repeated his false claim that the United States has already let in thousands of people who “there was no way to vet.” Refugees undergo the most rigorous vetting process of any immigrants admitted to the United States, often waiting upwards of two years to be cleared for entry. (Feb. 18)

            90.White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview that Trump “has accomplished more in the first 30 days than people can remember.” Obama accomplished much more during his first weeks in office. (Feb. 19)

            91.Trump said during his campaign that he would only play golf with heads of state and business leaders, not friends and celebrities like Obama did. Trump has golfed with world leaders like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Most recently, however, he hit the links with golf pro Rory McIlroy, International Sports Management’s Nick Mullen and his friend Rich Levine. (Feb. 19)

            92.A White House spokesperson told reporters that Trump only played a “couple” of holes at his golf resort in Florida. A day later, as reports came out saying the president had played 18 holes with Mcllroy, the White House admitted he played “longer.” (Feb. 19)

            93.Trump said the media is “trying to say large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!” Sweden’s crime rate has fallen in recent years, and experts there do not think its immigration policies are linked to crime. (Feb. 20)

            94.Spicer said Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) asked for a meeting with Trump at the White House. John Weaver, a former campaign aide of the governor, said the president asked for the meeting. (Feb. 21)

            95.Vice President Mike Pence called Obamacare a “job killer.” Overall, job growth has been steady since it was signed into law. And the number of unwilling part-time jobs has also gone down, contrary to GOP claims. (Feb. 22)

            96.Trump claimed that he negotiated $1 billion in savings to develop two new Boeing Co. jets to serve as the next Air Force One. The Air Force can’t account for that number. (Feb. 22)

            97.During a meeting with the nation’s CEOs at the White House, Trump claimed his new economic adviser Gary Cohn “paid $200 million in tax” to take a job at the White House. Cohn didn’t have to pay taxes, he had to sell more than $200 million of Goldman Sachs stock. (Feb. 23)

            98.Trump claimed there were “six blocks” worth of people waiting to get into the Conservative Political Action Conference to see him. People filled only three overflow rooms. (Feb. 24)

            99.At CPAC, Trump said that Obamacare covers “very few people.” Nearly 20 million people have gotten health insurance under the law. (Feb. 24)

            100.At CPAC, Trump said companies like Intel were making business investments in the United States because of his election. The company planned their new investments before the election. (Feb. 24)

          55. SUZANNE M. says

            AND ALL OF THIS CRAP….IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS IS IMPORTANT WHY…AND DON’T TELL ME THAT IT HAS TO DO WITH HIS INTEGRITY……REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA BENT OVER WITH A HOT MIKE AND TOLD MEDEVED (SP) HE COULD DO MORE AFTER HE GOT ELECTED …..WONDER WHAT HE MEANT BY THAT???? AND WHY IS IT THE LIBERAL MEDIA NEVER TALKS ABOUT THAT??????

          56. AKLady says

            The media talks about it all the time, you simply do not listen.

          57. SUZANNE M. says

            THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT A JOKE…….JORNALISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS DEAD…..BELIEVE ME I WATCH AND LISTEN…….YOU DID GET ONE THING CORRECT IT IS NOW THE MEDIA….NO LONGER JOURNALISM.

          58. AKLady says

            There are thousands of media sources. How America is viewed in other countries can be quite the eye-opener. Especially the opinions expressed about Heir Trump.

          59. Richard Manley says

            Who gives a shite on what another liberal psychologist has to say?

          60. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Oh and just because it comes from Oxford that means its right on, please AK lady, those of us who do not have what you woiuld call a higher education have what a lot of your well educated folks don’t have and that’s common sense knowing right from wrong and you are wrong.

          61. SUZANNE M. says

            THIS LADY WAITS FOR LIBERAL INFORMATION AND OPINIONS TO TELL HER WHAT TO BELIEVE……SAD CAN’T THINK FOR HERSELF.

          62. SUZANNE M. says

            you always depend on “educated” people for what you believe to be true.

          63. SUZANNE M. says

            GOD HELP YOU ….YOU ARE A DAMN DRAMA QUEEN. YOUR LIFE SOUNDS LIKE DOOM AND GLOOM ALL THE TIME.

          64. AKLady says

            Suggest you increase your reading comprehension.
            Don’t much care for facts and truth, do you.

          65. big KAhuna says

            So true. Also EEO ( equal employment opportunity) has gone way overboard by imposing federal hiring guidelines to insure demographics relates to hiring percentages That take precedence over best qualified for the job. I’ve seen the standards diminish dramatically over the years. Unions within the Federal system handicapp most supervisors from throwing out the incompetence/trash – ( imposing years of documentation to remove an incompetent Employee). As a result unions have become too powerful and corrupt. Many union reps become untouchable and are insulated from any repocussions or dismissal ( promoting a secure refuge for troublemakers or poor performers).

          66. Doris Simonis says

            If I remember correctly our union reps also continued to get government wages while doing union work. Our union was worthless and withdrawing nearly impossible.

          67. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            The union bosses are getting huge salaries and the reps hardly even have to work and like youi said Doris try getting out once your in, you need a lawyer to do so.

          68. pineapple says

            Jimmy Hoffa objected to the mafia infiltrating the Teamsters union. He disappeared, and has not been seen since.

          69. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Yes I believe it is the Mafia that runs the unions and it was the Mafia that had the Kennedy’s assassinated.

          70. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            The unions though once important and needed are now pretty much ruining or at least helping to ruin this country. I worked for the post office for 30 years and when I decided I didn’t want to belong to the union any more I could not get out.

          71. kbmiller says

            Like the Communist Party or East Germany.

          72. Arthur Ittus says

            yeah, but you loved the overpaid income and benefits~

          73. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Yes I did but I did not like it when the union started working with management when they wanted to get rid of someone, the union is supposed to work for the worker not management.

          74. Arthur Ittus says

            Well, at least to say you’re an admitted hypocrite.
            I’m sure you’re ecstatic of all the “workers?” that jobs have
            gone over-seas. unions have cost generations of uS labor.
            You know it and I’m sure your proud, as most morons that
            need another with communication skills [RRR]~

          75. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Arthur you misread me I’m not in favor of unions at all excepting where they are needed and right now I can’t think of any place where they are needed.

          76. pineapple says

            It is similar to a Muslim who wants to not be a Muslim anymore. He is toast.

          77. David in MA says

            I believe you can see the results of affirmative action in the VA.
            Once hired, never fired so sit around sloth, what are “they” going to do bout it!.

          78. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            If they think this way and won’t work, they must be fired, affirmative hireling or not.

          79. George E. LeFebvre says

            You got that right. I entered one VA Hospital many years ago and all I saw were VA Employees walking all around the place or BS ing , doing absolutely nothing while Patients were in long lines trying to sign in or be seen. Have been to other VA Locations that were above expectations. It all goes back to the guys in charge.

          80. MyRoseHasTHORNS says

            Thank you for your service. I hope these inferior VA’s are closed or realigned from the top down with our veterans being FIRST priority!

          81. Askjrsk says

            They look and act it. Job performance proves it

          82. Doris Simonis says

            As a low GS 5 worker I can also attest to the facts listed in previous posts. Affirmative Action employees, not all I admit, but for the most part KNEW they wouldn’t be fired and did little to nothing while the rest of our group had to carry their load along with ours. That is why the entry level test has been dropped to about a grade 6 educational level. No wonder government employees get a bad rep. It is about time a real level of competence was required. I agree with most of these posts. It is time for Pres. Trump to remove all former obama appointees. Without question he may remove some good ones but I would suggest it will get rid of ALL the bad ones. If we don’t get a handle on the invasion of this country we will no longer have a country. NO MORE REFUGEES, REMOVE THE ONES HERE ALONG WITH ILLEGALS.

          83. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            I agree no more refugees and get the illegals out all of them not just the felons and send their families with them.

          84. pineapple says

            THE HIGH COST OF ILLEGALS – $113 BILLION PER YEAR.

            It
            is no secret that the southern U.S. border is open, allowing thousands
            of people to pour into the country illegally. Ironically, Congressmen
            on both sides of the aisle in Washington are not inclined or don’t have
            the will to do anything about it. Although most support legal
            immigration, there are huge differences on how each side believes
            illegal immigrants and the security of our borders should be handled.

            Liberals
            generally support amnesty for those that enter the U.S. illegally.
            They also believe that ―undocumented immigrants‖ should have all the
            educational and health benefits that citizens receive including
            financial aid, welfare, social security, and Medicaid.

            Conservatives
            are against amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally. They
            believe that those who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally do
            not have the same rights as those who enter legally and obey the law.
            They also believe that the Federal Government should do a better job
            enforcing current immigration laws.

            Whether
            you call them ―illegal immigrants‖ or you call them ―undocumented
            immigrants, the undisputed fact remains that when a person crosses the
            border without the proper authority, he/she is breaking U.S. immigration
            law. Just to be clear, there may be some immigrants that had green
            cards (or other legal authority) that either did not renew or replace an
            expired or lost card. This would be analogous to someone who let their
            driver‘s license expire and then proceeded to drive a car. They would
            be doing so illegally. Nevertheless, to put all illegal immigrants into
            the undocumented immigrant category is ludicrous.

            It
            is estimated that there are between 11 and 30 million illegal
            immigrants in the country and that they account for 13.6% of all crime
            in the United States. No matter where you stand on this issue, the
            facts show that the direct and indirect financial costs are enormous.
            The following 2013 statistics were extracted from the website
            fairus.org.1 Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113
            billion a year at the federal, state and local level. Most of the costs
            (around $84 billion) are absorbed by state and local governments. That
            amounts to an average of $1,117 per household. The variance per
            household is higher or lower depending on the demographics of illegal
            alien populations. Education costs absorbed by state and local
            governments are estimated at $52 billion annually. Although illegal
            immigrants that work are required to pay income tax, most don’t. Those
            that do get much of it refunded because they are in such a low income
            bracket.

            According
            to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, illegal immigrants residing in the
            U.S. send $50 billion back to their home countries each year.2 When you
            include legal immigrants, The World Bank estimates the amount to be
            $120 billion.3 That is money that is not put back into the U.S.
            Economy.

            According
            to National Review, $1.87 billion was spent in 2014 on incarcerating
            illegal criminal immigrants.4 In 2009; the Department of Homeland
            Security estimated the percentage of illegal immigrants that are
            incarcerated to be between 11 and 15 percent of the country’s prison
            population.5 Almost all the financial burden was shouldered by the
            states. The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), which is a
            federally funded program, does pay for some cost.6 However, it does
            not really matter because it all comes out of taxpayer dollars.

            The
            Government Accountability Office (GAO), using official Department of
            Justice data on criminal immigrants in the nation‘s correctional system,
            reported the following: – Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder
            convictions in Florida were by criminal immigrants. In New York it was
            34% and Arizona 17.8%. In addition, during those years, criminal
            immigrants accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five
            states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York.7 That 38%
            represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.

            It
            gets worse: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed
            (deported) 235,413 criminal illegal immigrants nationwide in 2015, 49%
            percent of whom had previously been convicted of a criminal offense.8
            Although the numbers are down since 2012, they are still substantial.
            Do the reduced numbers mean that there are less illegal immigrants
            coming into the country or does it mean that ICE has less resources to
            do their job or does it mean they are told to stand down? In 2013 and
            2014 ICE set free more than 66,000 illegal immigrant criminals who had
            over

            166,000 convictions (30,000 for drunk or
            drug impaired driving, 414 kidnappings, over 11,000 rapes or other
            sexual assaults, and 395 homicides).9 Since their release, many of
            those have already been convicted of new crimes including felonies.

            It
            gets worse: The invasion of illegal immigrants has established and
            empowered many in the form of street gangs. Their growth is fueled by
            money obtained easily through drug smuggling and sales. A 2011 FBI
            report makes many connections between the Mexican drug cartels and
            various U.S.based gangs.10 An out of hand financial and social
            disruption cost to American citizens just continues to grow.

            To
            make matters worse yet: Laws in sanctuary cities help shield illegal
            immigrants from deportation, despite astonishing statistics on violent
            crimes committed by illegal immigrants. These laws, in many cases, are
            in direct opposition to Federal immigration laws. Sadly, the U.S.
            Senate refuses to crack down on America‘s nearly 300 sanctuary cities.

            A
            2014 Reuters article stated that a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 70%
            of Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening
            the nation‘s culture and economy.11 Concerns include job losses, the
            social landscape, how much insurance costs rise, and other related
            issues.

            Since
            illegal immigrants typically take low skill, low paying jobs, it would
            be logical to surmise that some portion of those jobs are being taken
            away from legal immigrants. When that happens, few good choices remain
            for them. They are usually left with the choice to go back to their
            home country, get some kind of aid, or enter a life of crime.

            Illegal
            immigration is totally out of control and our elected leaders know it.
            Securing the borders and fixing the illegal immigration problem should
            be demanded by the American people. Unfortunately, only about six
            percent of the population thinks it is a major problem (a sharp decline
            since 2014). They are either not aware of the enormity of the issue or
            they are more concerned about other issues.

            The
            social landscape is rapidly changing and it puts all legal citizens at
            risk for the security of their families and homes. As a consequence, it
            reduces their choices as to where they live, shop, and travel.

          85. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Yes our leaders in the congress and senate and our last two presidents, Bush and Obuma have failed us miserably when it comes to immigration both legal and Illega. The wall must be built the drug cartels must be stopped even if we have to invade Mexico to do it since the Mexican government seems to be powerless to do it, we must deport all illegals not just the felons and if they cry you are separating our family than send their family with them.

          86. Jan says

            all said in a nut shell. right on

          87. big KAhuna says

            Doris
            Good post– well said.

          88. big KAhuna says

            Doris
            What we saw up to the time Trump took office was a Muslim takeover in process https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e57e4998cf6931d8f551850c6c1d11a06696429e90406b0208d91dd0c379ac8b.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44f84322bc126eb94e9aac7be8c0cf5c6240402c93596c03da8066ab6e5c3922.jpg Our Constitution is only as strong as our officials who enforce it. We just went through an invasion like we have never seen before in Obama. Hillary was let off on treason and espionage that everyone knows she committed. There were members in the CIA, FBI, IRS, StateDept, SecState, Homeland security who all committed treason agains our country for Obama. The courts are breaking our Contitution right now by writing law from the bench to match their personal liberal views. The courts do NOT have the right to write laws. Obama wrote illegal executive orders constantly, he also has NO right to write laws. ONLY Congress has the right to write laws.
            A core value of Islam is to overthrown all political systems and governments and to impose Shariah law. They are inflitrating our government t locally and federally as we speak. Do you have any idea how many Muslim enclaves around America are practicing Shariah is secret? Look at Shariah law being practiced in Dearborn, Mi, where they have stoned a woman to death, burned another alive, and stoned a group of Christians, Loom at TX where they were practicing Shariah and the locals, NOT the Feds, shut them down. Testimony before Congress said on average Muslims commit 30 honor killing in America EVERY year!
            Obama has allowed Muslim groups with known terrorist connection, set up all over the U.S.A.—LIVING OFF OUR TAXPAYER MONEY! The Muslim Brotherhood own the Jihad training camps. Those same terrorist groups are banning together to start their own political party, a THIRD POLITICAL PARTY, against Communist Democrats and Republicans.
            Understand that Saudi Arabia is paying schools in ALL 50 states to teach Islam from their books of lies. Where the teachers are forcing OUR children to memories and repeat the Islam conversion prayers. That is indoctrination, and our government does nothing.
            Look at the judges who are swearing into office on a Qu’ran. No problem right? Like hell there is no problem. The Qu’ran requires it be the supreme law of the land, while our Constitution is the supreme law of our land. It is illegal to supersede our Constitutional laws, yet we are seeing that in the 9th court RIGHT NOW.
            Look at London where they elected a Muslim as major and he immediately made all the women move to the back of the room. Where he banned all posters with women in bathing suits on them. Where his is allowing Shariah Police to roam London enforcing Shariah laws or get beat up.
            Look at Sweden where 53.2% of their women have been raped, where they look the other way when the little blondes haired Sweds are raped by the Muslims rather then bring trouble down on the schools. Where the Muslims are insisting the Swedish flag, flown since the early 1300s be replaced with an Islamic flag.
            Do you know 80% of the mosques in America are KNOWN to be teaching Jihad.
            Do you know that stats on how many Muslims agree with ISIS? Let me give you a highlight from the renowned Pew Research:
•83 percent of Palestinian Muslims, 62 percent of Jordanians and 61 percent of Egyptians approve of jihadist attacks on Americans. World Public Opinion Poll (2009).
•1.5 Million British Muslims support the Islamic State, about half their total population. ICM (Mirror) Poll 2015.
•Two-thirds of Palestinians support the stabbing of Israeli civilians. Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (2015).
•45 percent of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence against the West represent “mainstream Islam.” BBC Radio (2015).
•38 percent of Muslim-Americans say Islamic State (ISIS) beliefs are Islamic or correct. The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015).
•One-third of British Muslim students support killing for Islam. Center for Social Cohesion (Wikileaks cable).
•78 percent of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons. NOP Research.
•80 percent of young Dutch Muslims see nothing wrong with holy war against non-believers. Most verbalized support for pro-Islamic State fighters. Motivaction Survey (2014).
•68 percent of British Muslims support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam. NOP Research.
•81 percent of Muslim respondents support the Islamic State (ISIS). Al-Jazeera poll (2015).
•Muhammad taught, and the Quran stresses, that a central tenet of Islam is to convert, enslave or kill the infidel. An infidel is anyone who is not Muslim or, depending on who’s doing the killing, belongs to a different sect of Islam. Those who fall into that elusive, perpetually mute category tagged “moderate Muslim” are also infidels or “idolaters.” They’re bad Muslims and, so, according to the Quran, not Muslims at all. “When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them,” commands Surah 9:5. “Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” Faithful Muslims, true followers of Muhammad, “slay the idolaters wherever [they] find them.”
            Brigitte Gabriel is a world-renown national security expert. Her concentration is on the – ahem – explosive rise in Islamic terrorism. She notes that there are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world. Of them, intelligence agencies estimate that 15-25 percent are orthodox Muslims, meaning they actually follow the teachings of the Quran.
            Do you know there are Jihad training camps all over America, where they are training guerrilla warfare with AK-47s, grenades, rocket launchers, C-4 explosives, and machine guns AND how to kidnap Americans and cut their throats! Hannity and O’Reilly both did shows on the camps and included drone videos.
            Do you know they caught 5 Arab men having come over our border with Mexico with a steel cylinder they believe was intended for a portable nuclear weapon? They now have the ability to bring in and build once here.
            Do you know they caught a Muslim woman just coming over the border with a detailed map of our oil pipe line?
            Do you know ISIS has a camp just over the border in the Mountains of Mexico? The drug smugglers have told us they have been bringing them in to sight out targets for years now.
            Do you know it only takes a hit to 9 points on our power grid to take it down and it will take two years to get up again, because the technology used for key points is now only made in China! They expect 9 out of 10 Americans to die it this happens. Renowned news reporter and author, Ted Koppel, did a big piece on this, stressing how dangerous this situation is.
            Do you know ISIS is killing with chemical warfare?
            Do you know the Communist have literally taken over the Democrat Party? Communism is not only a foreign it is ILLEGAL in America. FILES SHOWING COMMUNISM INFILTRATING THE DEMOCRATS. This is a hard read, but at least skim it down to Sen Ted Kennedy and then begin reading some. You will soon understand that the Communist own the souls of the Democrats. By the way Communist is illegal in America. They were set into place after WWII and never repealed although some tried. It also violates the Constitution, Article VI, the Supremacy clause, as Communism is an alternative form of government.
            The Communists and Democrats are in it thick
http://sorosfiles.com/soros/20…
—
            Do you know we have an enemy funding our downfall for a Global takeover? 
WESTERN SOCIETY MUST FALL — See their leader pulling the puppet strings behind the scenes speaking for himself about our destruction.
George Soros: Western Society Must Fall Before One World Govt Can Be Established
http://freedomoutpost.com/geor…

          89. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Affirmative action has turned out to be negative action for the good of the country.

          90. Askjrsk says

            Absolutely

        4. Mark Plenn says

          Another reason to try Obama for high crimes!

          1. AKLady says

            More evidence of your ignorance and immaturity.

          2. Retired says

            You prove your ignorance every time you post. Time for you to go back in your padded cell and take your Meds .

          3. glenn398 says

            Don’t think there is strong enough meds to cure AKlady.

          4. Retired says

            Mavbe a visit from Bill C or Obama might help for a couple of days .

          5. FEDUP CONSERVATIVE says

            YES, their is: IT IS CALLED LEADARSNIC!!

          6. Doris Simonis says

            A true liberal troll. AKLady should return to her own site and leave Trump MAGA alone.

          7. glenn398 says

            It’s not only she’s a liberal troll it seems she has an I.Q. below 75.

          8. SUZANNE M. says

            …….OH COME ON NOW….SHE MAY BLOCK YOU……..SO SAD.

          9. glenn398 says

            Gosh that would really ruin my day not getting stupid comments.

          10. SUZANNE M. says

            YOU JUST PUT YOURSELF ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE PERSON WHO INSULTED YOU IN YOUR MIND.YOU DON’T KNOW ANY OF US SO THEREFORE EDUCATE US IF IT’S THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND….OR MAYBE THIS IS HOW YOU GET OFF.

          11. Retired says

            First you evidently don’t Know AKLady history very well .She is a troll with various different names she posts under She is also a Muslim supporter .. Your last part puts you in the Pussy hat group thinking .

          12. SUZANNE M. says

            I AM HIGHLY AWARE OF AKLADY. IT’S A N IDIOT REPETETIVE MORON….

          13. SUZANNE M. says

            PUSSY HAT GROUP?????WELL NOW….LET ME SEE….THOSE FEMALES ARE AN EMBARRASMENT TO ALL FEMALES.I STAND BY WHAT I SAID …IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T RESPOND…….

          14. Retired says

            Thank you for clarifying your stance , so I will take that part back . You are right about the embarrassment part .

          15. SUZANNE M. says

            YOU SEE…..WE JUST DIDN’T QUITE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER AND NOW WE DO…..IT’S A GOOD THING.

          16. big KAhuna says

            Never correspond with AK nutcase — she’s a liberal Troll trying to confuse most
            Decent issues– Block Her!

          17. Retired says

            Got to let the new people know what she is up to . She posts under different names with different scripts .

          18. catman says

            Good crap AK. You back again with your BS??? Go back to your safe space. Your side lost big time. Learn to live with it as we did for 8 miserable years with Obumass !!!

          19. AKLady says

            What side might that be? A study of psychopathic traits by Oxford University psychologist puts Trump Adolf Hitler and only just below Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein and Henry VIII.

          20. David says

            and don’t forget your self

          21. AKLady says

            Are you a subject of an Oxford study?
            I’m not that important, are you?

          22. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            What you are saying and doing with your life is important, but I see you have chosen to follow the Devil, have fun in hell.

          23. AKLady says

            Which “devil” might that be? There are thousands.
            One out of every three children of God who existed in pre-mortality, sided with Satan against God and were cast to earth, never to obtain a physical body. Revelation 12:3-4

            In Judaism there is no concept of a devil as in mainstream Christianity or Islam. Jesus Christ was a Jew, a practicing Jew.

            Here is a list of the many devils created by religion fir the control of man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_theological_demons

          24. SUZANNE M. says

            GOD HELP US ALL…AK HAS BEEN THE MOUNTAIN……………

          25. AKLady says

            Pick your religion, pick your version of hate.
            I dare you to name a single religion that does not teach hate.
            All flavors of Christianity say believe my way or burn in hell.
            Well, I take that back, Catholics once taught that unbelievers got halfway to a place called Purgatory. The other Christian faiths are not that kind.

          26. pete0097 says

            What traits were studied? Was it a trait of a yearning to succedd? Was it a trait of a yearning to be the best? How about the trait to be a great painter? Your statement (repeated ad nausium) does not have any real subject.

          27. AKLady says

            You obviously do not know very much about Trump, or his history.

            Try narcissism, grandiosity, theatrics … Trump’s personality is certainly extreme by any standard, and particularly rare for a presidential candidate. Trump has exhibited a trait profile that you would not expect of a U.S. president: sky-high extroversion combined with off-the-chart low agreeableness.

            Then move on to his lack of knowledge of issues, his inflammatory language, his level of comfort with political violence … his ignorance of law and the Constitution….his legally documented racism and discrimination Begin your education with United States v. Trump, 1973, NY — there are 200 more just like it.

          28. SUZANNE M. says

            TH BE KNOWN ,,,,EVERY DAMN ONE OF US HAS A PREJUDICE TOWARD SOMETHING…..THE TRICK AND SMART THING IS TO NOT ACT ON IT……UNLESS YOU WANT TO FIX A wrong.

          29. AKLady says

            We agree. Trump is a wrong that needs fixed. His history of law breaking says he should not be in the White House. Discrimination against women and minorities. Disregard of law. Criminal money laundering.

          30. pete0097 says

            That may be true, but compared to Hillary, he is a saint with positive ideas. Hillary had no ideas. Heck, one of her commercials even showed it with her giving the same speech many times over her career with no resulting changes. She cannot even be creative with her own works. What you are saying is that both parties let us down with respect to the candidates.

          31. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            Maybe you should be on that list since you sound a bit psycho to me.

          32. mac12sam12 says

            Pop phycology is fun! Now go take a Valium, in fact take the whole bottle.

          33. AKLady says

            Oxford University is a reputable institution.
            It is also a highly regarded research institute.
            Save your childish insults for someone you can impress.

          34. SUZANNE M. says

            OR JUST ANOTHER POMPOUS INSTITUTION THAT BELIEVES IT’S OWN P.R. DON’T FORGET THOESWE RESIDING AD “LEARNING THERE ALSO BLEED THE SAME AS THE REST OF US.

          35. AKLady says

            Why do you have issues with highly respected institutes of higher learning?
            They earned their reputations through the quality of the education thwy provide, The success of their graduates tells the story.

          36. SUZANNE M. says

            DO YOU EVER READ SOMETHING JOYFUL? IF YOU DON’T WHAT IS IT YOU DO WITH ALL THIS “HIGH MINDED BULL SHIT”?????????????????????

          37. AKLady says

            You are blocked. Too much sewer langige and insults.

          38. SUZANNE M. says

            GOOD……CAN’T TAKE THE TRUTH OF YOUR NASTY MEANESS TO OTHERS….I’M HONORED. YOU HAVE A PEACEFUL BEAUTIFUL DAY UP IN ALASKA.

          39. SUZANNE M. says

            LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE………..THAT’S WHAT SIDE.

          40. AKLady says

            The British professional is a liberal, progressive?
            You know that how?

          41. AKLady says

            Sewer language
            Infantile name calling.
            I am so impressed..

          42. David says

            and finish your Kool-Aid

          43. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

            you sound like to me to be too well educated for your intelligence. Education can be a dangerous thing to those who don’t know how to put it into practice.

          44. SUZANNE M. says

            NO KIDDING…..THIS CHICK IS SOMEONE WHO DEPENDS ON “PROFESSORS” TO TELL HER HOW TO THINK…..VERY SAD AND PATHETHIC….NO CONFIDENCE IN ONES SELF IS SO SAD.

          45. mac12sam12 says

            Off topic. Did you see the show about ISIS and the refugees on CNN last night? A surprising show from CNN with their honesty. Millions of the so called refugees were demonstrating, actually they were rioting because they want Sharia law in Brussels. All of a sudden the leader of the mob left so the reporter asked where he was going and he said he was going to pick up his government check and he was snickering about it. Still want that muslim trash here?

          46. AKLady says

            More evidence of your ignorance and immaturity.

            Which Sharia that exists in America do you object to: Southern Baptist, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Mormon …

            Sharia in the US Law: Arkansas — Senate Bill B 975; Florida — House Bill 43; Indiana — SB 50; Kansas — SB 175; MS – HB 1523; NC — HB 2; Texas — SB 2065 …

            Christian Sharia which has existed in the United States

            Business must close on Sunday.
            Abortion is a crime.
            Birth control is a crime.
            Punish sex outside of marriage.
            Imprison unwed mothers.
            Convict and imprison homosexuals.
            Sterilize unwed mothers against their will.
            Sterilize the mentally ill against their will.
            Sterilize the mentally challenged against their will.
            Prohibit inter-racial marriage.

            There is a lot more, but this should wake up the younger folks who missed
            all that reality.

        5. SUZANNE M. says

          WOW……HOW SURPRISED ARE WE TO KNOW THIS????????

        6. albaby2 says

          You wouldn’t be referring to that sweet, lovable, grandfather from Omaha who owns the BNS Railroad, would you?

        7. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

          Obuma was and is a Muslim liar and crook, he has stolen millions from the American taxpayers by doing a terrible job as president, what a disgrace he is to his race and our country.

        8. Askjrsk says

          That’s so true. Warren Buffet profited from that HUGE BUCKS. Courtesy of OBAMA costing Americans. Warren Buffett loses money off PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP Americans save money. HILLARY would always support Warren. How much money did he give her foundation. No wonder they all are NEVER TRUMP — NEVER AMERICA FIRST.

      3. SouthernPatriot says

        Absolutely! if that is the case, they should more than worry about their jobs, they need to resign before they are fired!

    3. James Maxwell says

      If you are doing your job and not trying to backstab the current administration nor slow
      down the process you should not have to worry. But it should be based upon how well
      you do you job and the efficiency in which you push paper thru your section. If you do
      not cause a blockage or slow down the process you should be ok regardless of your
      political affiliation. If you were a political appointee then perhaps you should not wait but
      move on while you can before you are “FIRED” and it appears on your resume.

      1. jaybird says

        Quite a few have poor work performance according to one of the Congressman questioning the new head of Treasury. I think he said that out of 800+- workers that would be under him, there are 700 poor performance reviews and they get bonuses and promotions. Wanted to know if he was going to fix that and he said yes.

        1. Helga miller says

          We would be very happy to replace these Dem Operatives and do a great job for the American people. All these holdovers and career bureaucrats (rats) should be fired if they can’t perform in the Trump administration. If we don’t perform well we get fired in the private sector, same should apply to Government workers! This just shows again that the Swamp needs to be drained. The Trump voters are counting on that!

          1. jaybird says

            Private companies don’t mess around, out the door you go.

          2. Helga miller says

            Exactly! I survived FIVE layoffs, presumably because I did a good job! Why can’t we apply the same criteria to the Federal Government workers? They seem to take their lifetime jobs, pensions and benefits for granted and a lot of them despise the common workers who pay their salaries in the first place!

          3. jaybird says

            UNION’s!

          4. Helga miller says

            Of course, the Government Workers Union. Same problem with teachers! How do we fix this?

          5. Mic says

            as a licensed CPA who went to the FEDERAL Government during an economic downturn, I never did join the Union. Nor did any of the 25 to 40 auditors I worked with.

          6. Helga miller says

            Mic, I had a brother-in-law who was a Government CPA. He has long since retired and he was not unionized. He still has his private Accounting business going. I have been in Accounting at a small corporation and have gone through five layoffs in 19 years with them. I suspect they kept me because I was cheaper than the others. The benefits are not nearly as generous as in the Government but I couldn’t have handled the politics so I never applied. How were you allowed to disclose the salary levels anyway, I thought they were top secret?

          7. Mathew Molk says

            Next time the contract comes up and they go on strike,,,,Let them.

            Government workers do nothing anyway so who cares if they strike and never come back. – Farm out what they were supposed to be doing to the private sector.

            And the stinking Teachers’ unions. – They haven’t turned out a viable product in over 30 years. When the contract comes up tell them forget it. No TENURE~ and a 40% pay cut for teachers and 60% for administrators and an 80% reduction in force of all administrators. take it or leave it. – How much worse would it be on the kids that graduate without being able to read now? – After a year or two they would be back and thay would be doing their jobs too.

          8. Helga miller says

            Mathew, sounds good but it would never happen! The Republicans don’t have a spine and fold when confronted with serious issues. Even though they won the Election and most States they act as if they lost and the Dems are gloating over every setback. How can anything get done when you are undermined and sabotaged every day?

          9. Mary Brumley says

            Matthew Molk, I like your ideas! I bailed out of teaching in the public schools after only sixteen years, for it became clear that the admin really wanted teachers to be glorified baby-sitters.
            This was over twenty years ago, and the public school system was already dumbing down the students!

          10. Maple Syrup says

            I absolutely agree
            Take crap out of the agency
            Let’s drain the swamp including obama and his commies

          11. jaybird says

            The are Union employees and something has to change so they can be fired. Good luck with that.

          12. Mathew Molk says

            Fire them wholesale and let them sue. – They will go broke long before the caseis over. Then next contract….no contract. Let them strike and dry up that way..

          13. dragon lady says

            That is exactly how it should work.

          14. Mathew Molk says

            Just like Obamacare- Remove and NEVER replace. They didn’t do anything anyway so we will never miss them.

        2. glenn398 says

          jaybird do you remember a few years ago the post office heads gave themselves a big bonus because they lost less money that year then they did the year before?

          1. Helga miller says

            Glenn398 , remember this well! I think they still get bonuses even though they claim they are losing money now. They also pay the workers more money than the private sector and the benefits are better as well.

          2. dragon lady says

            Typical thinking of Government employees.

          3. Mic says

            WRONG, as a real Federal Employee I was always upset when every year I would see that Postal Workers were paid so much and could actually get the same or ever better Health Insurance for less that I could. Postal workers and Congress get much better Health Insurance and Pensions than other Federal employees.

          4. glenn398 says

            The big question to me is this isn’t private enterprise so why do they have the ability to give themselves bonuses to begin with. If they are loosing money where does the extra money come from to pay these bonuses.

        3. dragon lady says

          Thank him.

        4. Mic says

          Treasury was really differently from INTERIOR.Auditors rated on about 7 items by a 5 point scale, a 2 average with nothing below a 2 was enough to keep your job provided you made some improvement within the next year. To get a bonus you had to average 3.75 with nothing below a 3. What made it real hard was on most of the 7 items you had to do great doing something that was not part of your regular Job to get a 4 or 5, Something that was a special assignment from your supervisor. In other words, You could be the best at your actual job, but if not an ass-kisser or a favorite for some other non-work related item-you had no chance for a bonus. I never did hear if the woman who supplied her direct boss with weed-at the office- received a bonus before getting caught and allowed to “voluntarily quit.”

          1. jaybird says

            Yes, I remember the song and John Denver.

      2. Anna Knight says

        Subjectivity often supersedes honesty.

      3. rev_dave says

        Ve vere only followink ordairs!

      4. glenn398 says

        James that efficiency statement was a joke wasn’t it or did you forget you were taking about federal government employees?

        1. James Maxwell says

          I wasn’t thinking, Government and Efficiency do not go hand in hand for
          sure. Now the IRS is quite efficient in grabbing money from Conservative
          but never from Democrat socialist like Al (Evasion) Sharpton.

      5. jimmy midnight says

        Both “backstabbing” and “professional diligence” R somewhat subjective matters.

      6. Mic says

        Unfortuanately, the ones that decide the rating system to judge how well you do your job,–often are too stupid to be able to properly do it themselves. They are often the political appointed ones.

        1. James Maxwell says

          Damm you worked for the Government before didn’t your

    4. Chandler says

      Agree totally !!

    5. Anna Knight says

      Logically, that is true. Unfortunately personalities often override logic.

    6. Matthew G. Zatkalik says

      Perhaps “(a) If you are doing some thing; (b) If you are doing some thing productive; (c) If you are doing something productive for the benefit of We The People; (d) If you are doing something productive for the benefit of We The People and neither for personal gain nor political power.” On second thought, that’s politics (Gr. poly, many; ticks, blood-sucking parasites) – just Drain the Swamp!

      1. jaybird says

        Some are watching porn while the head of the Dept. is planning an extravagant conference in Lost Vegas spending the money that should be used to upgrade the computers and put blockers on them so they cannot watch porn.

        1. Mic says

          I heard about those types of conferences, but my people were never allowed to go to those. For the last 12 years or so, we were not allowed to go outside the city we were based in if we could obtain needed training locally.

          1. jaybird says

            I saw a video of one planner in the hot tub w/a drink.

    7. glenn398 says

      No need to also look at the other end, are they doing much right or much at all.

    8. Tiger says

      The fact that it takes about 10 of them to get one thing done is wrong. Time to take out the excess weight. Put them on a diet.

      1. Mic says

        Not in the agency I worked in. at on time when we heard Congress had authorized over 300 auditors, we had about 120 with no plans to actually hire more.

        1. Tiger says

          Like nursing buddy, too many patients and too much responsibility on the RN and too little help.

          Life isn’t fare but when it come to government jobs the fat needs to be taken out.

    9. SUZANNE M. says

      LET US AK OURSELVES……..EXACTLY WHAT DO THE BULK OF THESE PEOPLE DO ALL DAY LONG? THE WASTE IN THE GOVERNMENT IS ENOUGH TO MORE THAN LIKELY PAY OFF HALF THE DEBT AND STILL ONLY ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DO THEIR JOBS…..IT IS BS THAT WE THE PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL THE PERKS THEY GET FOR LIFE AND WE STRUGGLE OUT HERE TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND PAY FOR ALL THE WELFARE PROGRAMS THAT HEALTHY BODIESD [PEOPLE GET FOR SITTING ON THE ASSES DOING NOTHEING. HELL THEY COULD WORK FOR THEIR WELFARE, GOD KNOWS THERE IS ENOUGH THINGS THEY COULD DO TO HELP THEIR COUNTRY.

    10. bkeyes71@yahoo.com says

      Not so, if Obuma put you there you have to worry, the swamp must be drained.

      1. jgfsmf says

        You’re right! That’s pretty much a given huh?

    1. Ted Crawford says

      Well some good did arise out of this horrific debacle. We’ve uncovered a nest of your teams minions that have been clandestinely hiding within our midst! Your fellow supporters of the disingenuously named Freedom Caucus!
      While their ideology is the Polar Opposite of yours, their methodology is exactly the same Alinsky! They’ve outed themselves, they will be neutered and primaried!

      1. gotabgood says

        It is amazing how you rightwingers can do something and then when caught or found out…. you blame the leftwing…. that would be funny but you are ruining America in the process.. STOP IT!!

        1. Jim H. says

          I’m a Democrat. And I can tell you nothing factual has come to bare against Trump that is true.
          The liberals and liberal media have been spouting with absolutely no proof to back their accusations, and then pour and riot when they’re found out to be liars.
          Trump may not be a Saint, but so far he’s not guilty of what they claim. Plus, Trump is doing a Damn good job so far. Just like they begged us to give the traitor a chance to lay ruin to this country, liberals could return the favor. They might like what they get in return instead of having a destructive temper tantrum about it.

          1. gotabgood says

            You are at best a Blue Dog… equvalent to the rightwings rino

            Trump…….. tell me what DAMN good job he has done???

        2. Ted Crawford says

          In case you missed it, which is normally the case for you uninformed Progressives with anything substantive, I placed the blame in this specific instance on extreme Right Wing, IE: the wanna-be Anarchists of the misnamed Freedom Caucus! I simply noted they used a tactic pioneered by your team!

          1. gotabgood says

            Like I said.. no matter what you do, when you get found out or caught… it is ALWAYS the Liberals fault…they started it..

          2. Ted Crawford says

            WOW! You really are as abjectly ignorant as you appear!!!

          3. gotabgood says

            I guess it is better to know you can still learn a thing or two than to be a dumbass and think you know it all………… does the shoe fit?

        3. Jim H. says

          Bush and “Cocaine” McCain aren’t completely blameless. But at least the weren’t against their own country!!!

    2. Mathew Molk says

      maybe you aint heard fool. We are going to let obamacare take care of itself.

      1. gotabgood says

        It is about time you wised up… now we can work together to update it.

        1. Gerry Costa says

          Working with the likes of you and the demoSCUM trash would be like working with a den of rattlesnakes hoping they didn’t strike but you know sooner or later they will.

          1. gotabgood says

            Work together………….. why hell no says the rightwing lunatic….you would rather have a revolution than work together… you really should leave the country… this country was founded on better blood than what you have..

          2. Gerry Costa says

            You are more than welcome to try and throw me out if you are so inclined.

          3. Ted Crawford says

            It seems certain that it very likely will come to that! Far too many ignorant, self-assured morons, like present company, too stupid to realize we will NOT be striped of our freedoms and independence , simply to appease their flawed, adolescent theories!

          4. gotabgood says

            LIl’ bush striped you of your freedoms… but you are so deep in denial YOU DON’T KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Ever hear of these?
            DHS
            PA
            TSA
            There went your freedom..

          5. Ted Crawford says

            Thank You for putting the exclamation point on my statement! WOW!!!!
            “A message can travel around the entire globe in a fraction of a second. However that last 1/4 of an inch, between the eardrum and the brain, for many can take more than a lifetime!! You sir, give full credence to that statement!

          6. gotabgood says

            In denial I see… You said we will not be stripped… and you were stripped 15 years ago..

          7. Gerry Costa says

            Only one way to find that out — big mouth !!!

          8. Ted Crawford says

            Right Comrade, like you’ve earned the right to tell ANYBODY else to leave!

          9. gotabgood says

            It went over your head too..
            It is not if I have the right to ask anyone to leave..
            I am saying what a sad sack of shit we find OURSELVES in…. we would rather call each other out than unit against Russia OR anyone that tries to tear us apart….. Remember the our motto… United We Stand.. Divided We Fall..
            Well where do you think we are at… or headed that way in a big hurry!!!

          10. Ted Crawford says

            In the first case Russia, will not, in the coming conflagration be our enemy. China will be, and Russia has far more to lose to them, being their neighbor than do we. We will, once again be, reluctant allies.
            Secondly the primary faction that is “tearing us apart” is that of the egregious Progressives! The Obama administration has made that perfectly clear, beyond any possible doubt! He successfully has divided America across virtually EVERY possible demographic, Gender, Religious, Economic, Educational, and absolutely Political. He’s defended radicals, LGBT, Muslims, OWS, BLM while demeaning traditional groups, Christians, Law Enforcement, Military, business owners!
            I was educated by your ilk in the 1960’s! Then, I naively believed myself to be a Liberal Democrat. I even went to work for Pat Schroeder. Yet when I returned from Viet Nam and recovered from my wounds, I was called, by your ilk, a “Murder” and a “Baby Killer” ! The “babies” I killed put me in the hospital three times and very nearly in the ground the last time. Yet, today you blithering idiots support Planned Parenthood’s murder of over 300,000 AMERICANS every year! What I ask did those babies ever do to their mothers that warranted their murder?
            You sick twisted fools live in your theoretical Progressive Utopia, it exists ONLY in your tiny little minds and NOWHERE else on earth!
            YOU HAVEN”T THE FIRST CLUE!!!

          11. gotabgood says

            “Secondly the primary faction that is “tearing us apart” is that of the egregious Progressives!”
            The biggest difference between Russia and us is, we have a democracy and they have a dictatorship… but we are losing ground.. we have a dictatorship in Michigan.. your vote is meaningless. but we have Trump who is in bed with Putin….

          12. Ted Crawford says

            It wasn’t President Trump who promised Medvedev “Flexibility”, It wasn’t President Trump who gave Putin a “reset Button” and the Crimea. It wasn’t President Trump who sold Putin 20% of our Uranium!

          13. gotabgood says

            Russian to Judgment

            Allegations
            of a “quid pro quo” deal giving Russia ownership of one-fifth of U.S.
            uranium deposits in exchange for $145 million in donations to the
            Clinton Foundation are unsubstantiated.
            false
            http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-uranium-russia-deal/
            Now before I hear crap from you about my reference….. at least I gave a reference.. you gave nothing!
            The rest of you BS must be a rightwing, teaparty talk.

          14. Ted Crawford says

            I made NO mention to any”quid pro quo”. I simply stated a fact. When Hillary signed off on Russia’s purchase of controlling interest in Uranium One in 2010, she effectively gave Russia control of 20% of our sources of Uranium!
            President Obama, on March 26, 2012, during the nuclear disarmament summit in Seoul, leaned over to Medvedev and stated; “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded with; “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” Hillary made a major production of giving Putin a button with the word “reset” printed on it. Not long after than event Russia attacked and annexed the Crimean Peninsula!

          15. gotabgood says

            I gave you reference.. you give me yours..

          16. Ted Crawford says

            Look comrade Obtuse, I gave you the facts and dates, if you were interested in actual facts you’d look them up. However your tiny little mind is made up, what sense is there to confuse your silly self with any facts!

          17. gotabgood says

            You gave me nothing!!!
            What you gave me was your opinions… they as much as you would like to think they are facts… are indeed NOT!
            Facts and figures come from many places other than your back yard.

          18. Ted Crawford says

            All these incidents were covered by the media, televised and printed. I’m not going to lead you by your runny nose to the various archive! If you want to know you’ll need to take the initiative yourself! If you prefer living in the dark, by all means, stay there, and welcome to it !

          19. gotabgood says

            You don’t have to lead me… I do plenty of searching… I just don’t think you people search anything… you absorb trump’s words like a dry sponge.. question nothing, check nothing.. he speaks only the gospel…. from the father of lies..

        2. Jim H. says

          Only way to fix Obamacare is to repeal it.

          1. Ted Crawford says

            PPACA can no more be ‘fixed’ than could the Titanic!!!

          2. gotabgood says

            The way you fix something… is not starting anew… but to repair what you have.

      2. Dick says

        It is already disintegrating. Unfortunately, it is also DESTROYING the country and it’s citizens. What good is AFFORDABLE insurance if it is unaffordable? If you pay $1,000 monthly for insurance but have a $12,000 deductible is it really AFFORDABLE?

        1. Jim H. says

          695.00 per month for me with a 5000.00 deductible. They can keep it. Affordable Health Care my a$$.

          1. Ted Crawford says

            Which is why you will NEVER hear a Progressive refer to the lose of “health care” just a lose of Health Insurance! If they lost their Health Insurance it would have had NO effect, whatsoever on their access to Health Care!

      3. Ted Crawford says

        RIIIGHT! And when the Senate of the 116th.Congress becomes Progressive majority as a result, what then? Given the actions of these petulant fools, it can no longer be said that “No Republican voted for PPACA” These quisling fools, for all intents and purposes , did JUST THAT!

    1. donl says

      I like Trump, he stands between us and Socialism / Communism. Love my Freedom.

      1. Brenda Sinclair says

        there are many ANTI-AMERICA like the liberal and demon crates, they hate america and they riot/protest,/incite violence, many are paid by soros and mooslum obama $15.00 per hour to riot, clearly they have no real jobs with lots of time on their hands so they take the job of $15.00 per hour go out incite violence and riots/protests. these people are homeless, drug addicts,,on food stamps state aid SO THEY HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO HIT THE STREETS RIOTING https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/779fc75cf9c49ab5e878741e74cd7d36f3731fca5b806c26a4bd1c517fbfcb38.jpg ,

      2. gotabgood says

        Not with Trump… you want to see where we are headed… look to Russia.
        You just can’t have that many people around you involved with Russia and call it a coincident.. Especially since he ask for them…. no vetting….

    2. Brenda Sinclair says

      AND WHOOOOOOOOOOOO WOULD YOU REPLACE PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH mooslum obama, gay with a tranny who dresses up pretends to be a woman, our first male first lady!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd94f0df1fb9d12ae023a3af996b071539a7f75e31c8c38475f62bd934c048b1.jpg corrupt pedophile liar, murderer hillary????which one tell the true americans

      1. gotabgood says

        And that is a fine example of “alternative facts”
        None of it is true… well except for calling Trump unfit..
        As for who I would like to take his place… the list is long… even I know it is Government for the people… not corporation, banks or foreign countries.
        WE were developed by immigration… most if not all of us can trace our ancestries to a foreign land.. lighten up!

        1. Jim H. says

          True. But what were talking about is bringing in immigrants and taking out the criminals and terrorists. Why is it the liberal left refuse to accept that fact?
          Instead, they want more crime, violence, more domestic terrorism. They thrive on the drama and want more. They be proven it time and again.
          Well, we don’t want Martial Law, and that’s the direction the liberals are going.

          1. gotabgood says

            What is very sad with you… the rightwing…. check absolutely NOTHING out…and it is really so very easy to do…
            Obama Has Deported More People Than Any Other President
            http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obamas-deportation-policy-numbers/story?id=41715661

          2. jaybird says

            and more need to go!

    1. donl says

      Could add more but you are correct.

    2. Brenda Sinclair says

      YES I DO AGREE ALL THE PICTURES ABOVE ARE IN THE GROUP OF 30 KNOWN PEDOPHILES THAT JEFF SESSIONS will issued warrants for them takes time to get things together but their arrests will come, charles schumer, McCain,,graham, comey,clapper, Brennan https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b990f4637320d8515345c89cd82a7a8469cd83de7a501526520818e6d0811c7.jpg ,bloomenthal,kaine,Biden,Kerry,Hillary, Obama, bill Clinton, podesta, the list is long of the pedophiles in government and their connections to pizzagate and child trafficking

      1. Arthur Ittus says

        Never happen!

        1. Rd Lankes says

          Happen, Arthur – Just Google each line.

        2. Ted Crawford says

          A decade ago many, including myself, said the same thing with respect to Same Sex Marriage!

        3. jaybird says

          See my post to Chandler which is above yours.

        4. mac12sam12 says

          Those people that were arrested are the ones that Hussein O ignored.

      2. Chandler says

        Not sure where you got this, but think it is false.

        1. jaybird says

          There was a female Senator that did an investigation into sex abuse by CPS higher ups in SC and was getting ready to publish a book on her findings and she and her husband was killed.

          I just saw an article that Dr. Phil had a girl on his show that said that she was abused by the rich & politicians from the time she was approx. 2 yrs. old and Dr. Phil’s team investigated it for 4 months. Another article in (I think Britain) where young children were provided to the rich and politicians.

          Look up Boystown scandal. MK Ultra – Child abuse by the rich and politicians has been going on for years.

        2. Roger says

          Try checking them out (Google), you’ll just happen to find out that they are ALL TRUE, LAZY ONE, eh ?

    3. chief1937 says

      Russia isn’t the main problem they are.

    4. Chandler says

      Believe me there are more than this group of 9.

    1. Ted Crawford says

      Man, that doesn’t set the bar very high dude. But, when you think about that is is rather astonishing that anyone that stupid would have managed to survive into a voting age adult!

      1. Tome says

        Most daddy is still supporting them!

        1. PatriotGal says

          Right, which is why they are demanding their “babies” be covered under their policies till they’re 26! At 26, we were married, had been in the military, and had our first child.

      2. jaybird says

        The Clintons learned and practiced their corrupt ways running drugs in AR as Gov. of the state. They would tell the pilot that there were organs in the coolers that needed to be picked up. He looked 1 time and never said anything back then because another pilot did and his plane crashed? Just saying! They had a mortgage Co. that laundered drug money.

        1. Ted Crawford says

          Two young men, Don Henry and Kevin Ives also paid the ultimate price for stumbling on that operation at the Mena Airport!

    2. Chandler says

      No they the Democrats were desperate and so was Soros .

    1. Brenda says

      Cute cartoons, but cartoons are all they are. Condemnation so early in the Trump Presidency is beneath you. Did Obama “fundamentally change America” in his first three months of his Presidency?

      1. Jim H. says

        In the worst ways, yes he did!

        1. kotoc says

          In fact, it could take decades to undo the damage he did to America.

          1. gotabgood says

            Of course you are talking of lil’ bush’s damage…. RIGHT???????
            Obama FIXED HIS DESTRUCTION!!

          2. Jim H. says

            No, Obama made it worse by arming the enemy and finding their way. Who attacked who? I never saw us fly planes into their Twin Towers killing hundreds of men, women, and children. I’ve never heard of New York, Iraq. Have you?
            Obama supplied them with our military surplus and funded them as well. Along with bringing in Illegal immigrant terrorists to commit chaos here. If that were not true, why would he give them amnesty so the courts could not touch them and they could not be deported?
            I’m a Democrat. And I say Not in MY America, Not in my Home, Not in My Country, and NOT against My Flag or People!!!
            Obama, his cronies, and his left-overs need to go!

          3. gotabgood says
          4. Ted Crawford says

            Yea, he “fixed it” alright. Like the amputation of a finger, “fixes” a paper cut, he fixed it! He’s devastated our health care systems, strangled our economy, divided our nation along every demographic. That’s just the damage he’s done to America.
            Through his willing facilitation of Iran and his open support of the Muslim Brotherhood, he was instrumental in the development, and emboldening of ISIS! Besides the horrific destruction that has caused in North Africa and the Middle East, the monumental Refuge crisis has ans is having a hugely determental effect on Europe, indeed the entire world writ large!!
            Now that’s a Legacy to be proud of!!!

          5. gotabgood says

            Obama and 8 years later… true legacy

            People either have a very short memory, no memory at all, or
            are in denial.

            The day Obama was sworn in, a few memorable things
            happened. First Obama became president!
            Second McConnell called a special meeting of his own and swore to obstruct all
            of Obama’s bills/plans. Third, that
            month we lost 800,000 jobs! What a
            day. First day in office and already a
            conspiracy group set out to destroy him and news of 800,000 jobs just
            disappeared.

            Stock market was 14,000 and fell 50% to 7000 in 2009

            Unemployment was a low at 5% and rose sharply to 10% in 2009

            From come one, come all buy a home to the crash in 2009

            Nearly 4 million manufacturing jobs have
            disappeared

            Medicare Part D added $47.4 billion to the cost
            of Medicare in 2006

            3 Trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan

            Tax cuts are estimated to have totaled $2.8 trillion

            All of the above was unfunded, put on a credit card for the next guy to
            pay.

            Plus 12 billion in cash was lost in Iraq. 2.3 trillion was misplaced by
            Rumsfeld.

            Now Obama. Just because he was sworn in doesn’t stop the out flow of
            jobs and doesn’t stop the flooding of jobs lost.

            He suggested a stimulus and true to his promise McConnell and the rest
            of his gang in the house put up a fight.

            You voted against 8 Vet job bills

            American Jobs Act

            In the history of USA there has been a total 168 nominees
            have been filibustered… Obama received 82 0f them! Not counting the last nominee for the SCOTUS.

            With 3 years left in the presidents second term, Obama has
            had a total of 307 filibusters/clotures.

            EVEN WITH THAT AMOUNT OF OBSTRUCTION

            Stock market at record high of around 19000

            Unemployment 4.8% (Same way of calculation Reagan used)

            18 million private sector jobs

            Housing market back, still has a way to go

            Auto industry back

            Renewable energy is cheaper and more productive

            Wall Street is back to its crooked ways

            20 million people who never had insurance, now have it.

            So, where do you get your information that Obama
            has been so terrible????????????

          6. Ted Crawford says

            Poor sad soul. You live in your theoretical world reinforced by manipulated statistical models, theoretical social systems and pure Bull Feces!
            I’ve lived in the real world for over half a century. In all that time I’ve never seen more Americans angry, and worse yet hopeless! For the first time in our history parents feel despair for their children’s future, with just cause!
            The ONLY way your statistics can be considered as good, is if you are willing to accept the fact that those who were forced out of their full time jobs with benefit packages into two and even three part time jobs sans any benefits Is OK and should remain as is. You’ll need to accept as fine all those who lost everything and now due to the lack of full time jobs, due to the ridiculous provisions of PPACA and the Obama administrations egregiously excessive regulatory policies!
            IE: Obama put in place temporary, inadequate solutions for long term problems, and intentionally made it difficult to impossible for any new business to spring up! He’s put the heavy thumb of Government on the economy strangling any real possibility of growth!
            Obama is, without question the single most incompetent President in my experience, OR He has intentionally created an environment where total collapse is the ONLY possible outcome! Take your choice here it’s either or, there is NO highway option!

          7. gotabgood says

            I don’t know… the things he fixed seems to be still going strong… the auto industry.. ObamaCare..
            Instead of just saying no to what I posted.. which part do you disagree with and why?

      2. gotabgood says

        Yes, he did…. you people with your short term memory…. we were sinking from lil’ bush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        And as for Trump…. we have a whole new book of how to lie and people accept it… we have Russia involved with our election… we have had people quit, resign over involvement with Russia… This guy needs to be kept on a very short leash…. with the nuclear codes changed daily…

        1. Brenda says

          What Obama did in his first three months in office was: 1. went on world wide apology tour. 2. continued the TARP bill left over from the Bush administration. 3. declared a “shovel ready” infrastructure” that wasn’t exactly shovel ready and somehow managed to misplaced the money.
          As for the Russian conspiracy theory the dems are promoting: Members of the Trump team did have business connections with the Russians. But, the dems want us to believe that those connections, that had been ongoing for years, were suddenly political. Anyone would be naive to think that politics did not come up in conversation, but that conversation was really nothing more than observations from non-players. I am more concerned over the meeting held by elected individuals who actually have a say in policies toward the Russians. It was after all elected individuals that approved the sell of uranium to the Russians.
          As for the nuclear code quip, you can change that code hourly, bu tthe fact remains only POTUS can authorize a nuclear strike.

          1. gotabgood says

            I think you need a little help with your searching… (hahahahaha like you search for anything!)

            I’m jumping the gun a little here, but I’d like to remind everyone that during his first month in office, Barack Obama:

            Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

            Banned torture.

            Signed a $787 billion stimulus bill.

            Sent 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

            Ended the month with a net job approval rating of +27 percent.

            Donald Trump still has a few days to go, but so far he has:

            Signed no legislation.

            Mostly signed executive orders that are either routine (pay
            freezes, a halt to new regulation, reversing the Mexico City rule) or little more than PR messages to his base (cracking down on drug cartels, financial regulatory reviews, rebuilding the military, etc.).

            Signed one executive order that was important, but rolled it out so
            incompetently that it caused massive chaos and was promptly overturned
            by the courts.

            Sat idly by at dinner while aides discussed a North Korean missile launch and then failed to respond in any way at all.

            Has presided over a White House so epically leak-prone and
            amateurish that people are already taking bets about which senior
            officials will get fired within the next few weeks.

            Ended the month with a net job approval rating of about -8 percent.

      3. Ted Crawford says

        Obama wasn’t shackled with a nest of vipers like President Trump is! Hopefully, given they have exposed themselves this early, President Trump and the real Americans in Congress can work to effectively neuter these twisted souls!

        1. Jim H. says

          Obama was, but he was one of the vipers!

  2. Justin Seine says

    Up until Trump they were all pretty sure that all they had to do to keep their jobs was to keep their hearts beating. So Yeah! They are worried, and justifiably so.

  3. Laddyboy says

    Veteran Officials who are not working FOR America do have a problem. They should not fear. They should QUIT and go work for the “dnc” before they are weeded out of the garden.
    All 00bama appointees MUST be looked at with a FINE-TOOTHED-COMB. If they have bugs, burn them.

  4. Rodger K. Shull says

    run out the GOLD BRICKERS , every last one of them. an let them go up the street a mile an ask for a soros loan from their ex boss

    1. Chandler says

      Yep see how far that will get them, ha,ha,ha.

      1. jaybird says

        Soros will pay them to demonstrate and cause havoc in the streets.

        1. PatriotGal says

          jaybird, so what’s new? They’re doing it so often now, their impact is less than nothing. “Oh look, another anarchist protest”. ARREST THEM ALL!

          1. jaybird says

            Chandler seemed to think that if they didn’t have a job they could ask Soros for money and that would not get them very far. Soros would give them money to protest.

        2. Helga miller says

          Then Trump needs to send in the Guards and scatter them into the winds since all the GOOD Americams are working and can’t counter protest! Soros and sons should be arrested and prosecuted for inciting riots!

          1. jaybird says

            They need to freeze their assets/bank accounts 1st so they won’t crash our economy. I think Larry Klayman, Esq. has a charge against him.

          2. Helga miller says

            Yes, we need to be pro-active but there may still be some damage. In the long run it will save $$$$ though!

          3. Mathew Molk says

            It would be worth it.

        3. Mathew Molk says

          Remember Soilent Green – Get the scoops!

  5. Peter Pihun says

    Hopefully, Trump will rid the government of Obama lovers and then scale the Fed down to bare bones.

    1. Brenda Sinclair says

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc7e805c445b1137df46f0199fa2e8177091d557c6df1be5939a5addb42127c5.jpg peter i so agree with your comment, president trump by now should see the obama leftovers are not loyal to him and without loyalty no government will stand JUST FIRE THEM ALL

      1. Ted Crawford says

        Particularly Comrade, Imam Obama!!!

      2. Chandler says

        How true , How true you can add Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary as well as E. Warren. And sad to say allot of others that are traitors to this Country.

        1. Joseph C Moore USN Ret says

          “a” and “lot” are two (2) distinct words. The word “allot” means to give as an allotment that you make to pay a debt.

          1. Chandler says

            Great another want to be teacher.

          2. msueh says

            eh. Do it right the first time and you won’t be subject to correction.

          3. Joseph C Moore USN Ret says

            Great! Another aspiring ignoramus.

          4. Mathew Molk says

            You are loosing us pretty boy.

          5. Joseph C Moore USN Ret says

            Mathew, I rest my case with your incorrect “loosing” reply.

          6. mac12sam12 says

            Thank you, Captain Obvious!

          7. Joseph C Moore USN Ret says

            Correct grammar is not so obvious to many of the people posting here. You are (contracted to “you’re”) welcome.

          8. jaybird says

            Give them an A for effort!

          9. Mathew Molk says

            Common, Joe. Lighten up.

            Who gives a shit? How ’bout “Went missing” and “Needs Fixed” Those sound completely illiterate to me but you hear it on the news all the time and in checking they are now accepted practice. – Remember Churchill about ending a sentence in a preposition? “That is the sort of pedantic nonsense up with which I will not put.”

            Just get the meaning and don’t sweat the small stuff. Lots more important things here then spelling a nd grammar.

      3. jaybird says

        and the shadow government working behind the scenes.

        1. SDofAZ says

          The ones still in the government are going to be the ones this article is covering. Golly, gee whiz! Traitors might lose their jobs.

    2. zrevtom says

      We know President Trump is an excellent manager after all he ran his election with
      less than 200 people while Hillary had over 850. The government is too big, they have
      departments doing the same jobs in multiple agencies, put in new up to date computers
      and start consolidating from many to one, like our National Motto. Obama added 10,000
      IRS agents alone to go after people who did not get health insurance and pay the fines.
      There is not only a glut of people overpaid, under worked, inexperienced and incompetent.
      Time to institute a “firing policy of if you cant do the job, your gone”

      1. Chandler says

        He President Trump knows how to run a country far better than the illegal neighborhood organizer Barack Hussein Obama the the evil Soros groomed.

        1. jaybird says

          Obama and Soros know how to run a country, they have almost turned this one into a country for the Globalist.

          1. RICHARD says

            did you mean ruin or run

          2. Chandler says

            We all know that but President Trump will get the job done.

          3. Mathew Molk says

            In to the gropund, any way.

      2. Mic says

        But based on this now retired employee’s time working that would result in a lot of unemployed minorities.

    3. Chandler says

      Hopefully he will , it is about time!!

  6. ernldo says

    Drain the swamp…FIRE all 0bama holdovers, and needless federal employees! What part of twenty TRILLION in debt do we not understand?

    1. Brenda Sinclair says

      what PRESIDENT TRUMP meant in DRAINING THE SWAMP was the 30 pedophiles in senate, congress, fbi, cia, all connected with pizzagate, and child traffcing, these people are corrupt lawmakers who are BREAKING THE LAW by raping, murdering, sacrificing little children to molock their god also called lucifer/satan they have spirit cooking rituals where children are sacrificed, president trump has a unit now and his daughter ivanka is helping this unit and her father to find locate arrests child traffickers, mooslum obama and hillary ran a child traffcing ring out of the white house. many of you think i am lying,,research for TRUTH YOURSELVES, PIZZAGATE IS REAL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b990f4637320d8515345c89cd82a7a8469cd83de7a501526520818e6d0811c7.jpg

      1. jaybird says

        Most of the children that are provided to the rich and the politicians are from orphanage’s or by parents that want money. Dr. Phil interviewed a girl on his show after his team investigated it for 4 months approx. a week ago.

  7. David in MA says

    Not knowing who the mole(s) are, you clean sweep!

  8. Renee Kelly says

    MAYBE HE SHOULD LOOK TO SEE WHO VOTED AGAINST HIM AND GET RID OF THEM FIRST.

    1. CCblogging says

      Now there’s an idea. If they voted for the pant suited Benghazi witch, then they are not only the enemy of President Trump but they are also subversive to our Republic.

      1. Tired... says

        As good as it may feel to make that statement, that is not the right approach. Think of it this way: Would you have wanted Obama to do the same thing in 2008 and 2012? The author of this article outlined a reasonable strategy in his final paragraph; in most cases that should be good enough, although those who leaked classified information should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

        1. CCblogging says

          I agree with you about voting without being persecuted. However, I also reason that anyone who could vote for Hillary is a radical, whether they admit it or not.

          1. truthsayer49 says

            I know some who aren’t radical, they are just blind and uninformed!

          2. CCblogging says

            and they are on the same team

          3. Tired... says

            I understand why you feel that way and that may be true in many cases, but I think that there are some reasonable people who voted for her out of fear of Trump or because they disliked her less than Trump. Not all liberals are progressives or dishonest, so it would be wise to avoid stereotyping them. The litmus test is the Constitution, not party or philosophical affiliation.

        2. truthsayer49 says

          Obama did do the same thing, he purged all our generals, replacing them with Communists and muslims!

          1. Tired... says

            I agree that to his shame Obama forced some generals and other officers out, but not all. However, I did not hear about it happening on a large scale in other departments and it is the wholesale firing of experienced diplomats and other key personnel that is being tossed about in this thread.

    2. Ted Crawford says

      Unfortunately, he can’t fire the disgusting quislings of the Freedom Caucus, we’ll need to do that on November 6, 2018!

      1. Tired... says

        Why exactly would you want something that was cobbled together in secret and pushed through despite thoughtful objections? That is exactly the way that we got Obamacare. If this was a strong bill it should have been able to stand on its own; clearly it couldn’t. Thankfully the Freedom Caucus and Democrats (ugh…I hate saying that) saved us from a monstrous blunder.

        Should we repeal Obamacare? Absolutely! But we have to be prepared to replace it with an intelligent bill, not with Ryan’s piece of manure. My parents are in their 80’s, worked hard, sacrificed, saved, and lived frugally all their lives; Ryan’s plan would have destroyed them. Let’s get the best minds on all sides of this issue together in room to hash out the major objections to Obamacare and come up with an intelligent solution to the mess. Then put that solution out for public discussion, identifying both the strengths and weaknesses, so that we can form our opinions and express them to our legislators. I just wonder if anyone has the stones to do it.

        1. Ted Crawford says

          You’ve been mislead by these quislings! I, myself am a senior citizen! They referenced only ONE phase of a three phase bill! It was constructed like this due to the machinations of Congressional Procedure, particularly as it relates to Reconciliation. Reconciliation being necessary due to the fact that Pelosi, and her counterpart in the Senate Schumer, have made it perfectly clear that NO Democrat is to vote for ANYTHING coming from this administration at penalty of being Primaried, among other considerations!
          The entire Bill would have ended much differently, though even that would not have been the final construction, given the Senate would have made their alterations and additions. This was a simple first baby step towards a bill that would have accomplished the goals previously set out. These petulant morons killed it, so to speak, in the womb! Health care will NOT come before this Congress again!
          Unless President Trump has a very good, long game, given this debacle, and others certain to be created by this group of wanna-be Anarchists, the Senate of the 116th. Congress could very well become Progressive majority! Then the Fat Lady can begin her song!

          1. Tired... says

            Then it should have seen the light of day long before it did. Honest men do not do their work in secret and then demand that a bill be rushed to a vote. That is what the Democrats typically do and it stinks…it is no different when the Republicans do it.

            You have far more faith in the Senate and the reconciliation process than do I. No doubt the bill would have ended differently, but that does not mean that it would have been better; generally speaking reconciliation is where bills go to be neutered, not enhanced. This debacle lies primarily at the feet of Paul Ryan; it was a premature piece of legislation that was cobbled together because the RINOs needed something fast and they didn’t have a workable plan.

            If health care does not come before Congress again then that is the fault of Ryan and McConnell…they control the agenda. I want Obamacare repealed and replaced with an intelligent plan that allows for competition and keeps the promises made to our most vulnerable population; Ryan simply did not do that.

            Wannabe anarchists? Now come on, there isn’t a rationale argument you can make to support that point.

          2. Ted Crawford says

            Make NO mistake, these quislings will rear their ugly head again, I suspect with everything that is brought before them! They aren’t interested in the least in governing, nor in the best interests of their constituents! Rather they are interested ONLY in their own wanna-be Anarchist agenda!
            Google Congressman Ted Poe, he was a member and this is exactly what he believes after this public debacle! Petulant idealism is adolescent, counterproductive and quite possibly destructive!

          3. jaybird says

            My Congressman is an economist and he said that the premiums would still go up. He knocked Eric Cantor out approx. 4 yrs ago because he was ignoring his constitutes.

          4. Ted Crawford says

            I’ve respected you folks of Virginia’s Seventh District for your actions on Cantor, However as long Congressman Brat remains a member of the freedom caucus, if I can help remove him I will! The Freedom Caucus MUST GO !!

          5. Tired... says

            Then we disagree.

          6. jaybird says

            Ryan and his team constructed this bill in the basement and would not let others see it (just like the Democrats), he also lied to other members about making changes ( they had to ask the parliamentarian if they could) Ryan cannot be trusted, he is a grandstander.

          7. Ted Crawford says

            Horse apples!! The President himself took it to the Freedom Caucus, ask for their input, listened and made several changes they demanded! Yet with very change made they made yet another demand. To the point it became obvious they were not willing to accept any plan except theirs!
            The Freedom Caucus MUST go PERIOD! Mark my word, they WILL push back on EVERY bill that comes to the Congress, unless we can find some way to neuter them! They are adolescent petulant idealists interested ONLY in their ideas!
            Google Ted Poe, he was a member that participated in this. He described it just as I stated and as a result he resigned !

      2. Jim H. says

        If I’m not mistaken, they too can be impeached.

        1. Ted Crawford says

          Absolutely NOT, except for Treason, Sedition, Et. Al.! They can be censored, as McCain already has been once, but recall isn’t an option!

        2. jaybird says

          My Congressman is part of the Freedom Caucus and I support him 100%.

          The Freedom Caucus is who removed Boehner from The Speaker’s Seat and we got Ryan because the others that ran against him could not get a majority. I think that they are trying to look out for the American people, I am upset that Trump would just want to push something through because it might make him look good now.

    3. Tired... says

      No, that will set us on the wrong path. We need to find out who is leaking classified information and who is not doing their job; those people should be fired. However, we cannot use voting records to purge people from the government or fire them just because they hold a different opinion. Doing so only sets us up to groupthink and is lethal to a free society.

      1. jaybird says

        It is very hard to fire a gov. worker. I watched Trey Gowdy question a woman head of a dept that was over agents that had paid prostitutes and other things 2/3 yrs ago, they still have not settled that debacle. Gowdy wanted to know how anyone could get fired and she did not have an answer.

        1. Tired... says

          I understand and find that situation as frustrating as you, but that is not the same as firing someone based solely on political belief. As much as I may disagree with someone, that alone does not disqualify them from public service.

    4. Rd Lankes says

      If they were there, fire them.

  9. CCblogging says

    If they are still working for Obama and the Fascist left agenda, then they should be fired immediately. We must stop the Globalist Deep State.

  10. George Basil Constantine says

    Called “Draining the swamp”

  11. CCblogging says

    Hey Obamaphiles, better walk before President Trump makes you run.

  12. paulrph1 says

    He said he would drain the swamp. They have had it too cushy.

  13. Ted Crawford says

    Given we’ve just recently uncovered a nest of Vipers within our own ranks, determined to undercut anything from this administration, coupled with the fact that they can’t be fired until November 6, 2018. Were it up to me ANYONE hired after January 20, 2009 would be GONE ! Then some serious vetting of anyone hired or appointed by ANY Progressive would be undertaken!

    1. jaybird says

      Please name the “nest of Vipers” there are so many.

      1. Ted Crawford says

        Freedom Caucus!

        1. jaybird says

          They are trying to look out for their Constitutes. My Congressman is one of them and we are behind him 100%. He has a strong support system and will be re-elected when the time comes.

          Our elected officials should not be putting bills forward just to look good now and it falls apart later. There should not have been such a short timeframe of working on it and Ryan should not have hid in the basement working on it.

          1. Ted Crawford says

            You are making a huge mistake!
            There are three in my state, I intend to spend the next 18 months searching for quality Republican’s to primary them. I’ve made contact with some associates in Tennessee and Colorado and they will be doing the same thing there!
            If you keep yours, hopefully he’ll be the ONLY one left on November 7, 2018!

          2. jaybird says

            good luck!

          3. Ted Crawford says

            Thank you, though I’m aware you don’t mean it.
            We do have a monumental task ahead, with a year, perhaps 14 months with the right candidate! I have faith that the caucus will help us in our cause. If Congressman Poe is right, they will probably be pushing back on nearly everything coming down the pike with their same petulant idealism. If they succeed in making President Trumps first two years a disaster, we’ll have plenty of help going forward! However we are likely to lose the Senate in the process!

  14. Len Tippett says

    Just eliminate the entire Federal Agency and allow the individual State to be in control. After all, name me one federal agency that is not corrupt and that is trustworthy. The people are not nearly so insulated from what is going on in their own State. They will be able to keep the “local swamp” drained.

  15. jdbixii says

    The simplest way to trim the size of the federal government is to eliminate every office, department, agency and bureau for which there is one at the state level performing the same function. If the federal government is nothing more than a monetary “publisher’s clearinghouse” for the “equitable redistribution” of tax monies from the “haves” to the “have nots,” where the goal of equity justifies the means of redistribution, and any sense of accountability is abandoned for the benefit of benefit, it must be the benefits of a government job, the loss of which instills fear in the holders thereof. What we have is government of the cost, by the cost and for the cost. Perhaps, having one’s great-great-great grandchildren pay the cost is not such a bad idea!

  16. pappy450 says

    I hope he DOES get rid of of all the OSCUMBAG “holdovers”. All anyione has to do is watch the “news” and you WILL get the idea there ARE saboteurs still entrenched that are “loyal” to OSCUMBAG and are out to undermine the TRUMP Presidency. Time to get RID of them all!

  17. My country says

    Well if you want to keep your job then report the ones who are causing the problems . And clearly there are some who are feeding info to the rag medias . So if they can’t find them then because of one or more bad apples the rest of the bunch will get the blame and all must go . One rotten apple can ruin the whole pile !

  18. george briar says

    Obama is gone so must the Obamabots as well. drain the swamp fire all the buggers and replace them with real Americans.

  19. irene says

    ALL SOUNDS GOOD TO ME . DRAIN THE SWAMP.

  20. roger dodger says

    Dump all of them only replace half.

  21. Jim H. says

    If they’re in fear its highly possible they’ve done something to give themselves a reason. If you’ve done nothing wrong, why be in fear? Drain the swamp of the Obama collaborators and Trump saboteurs. Drain the swamp completely.
    It’s time to get things done!

  22. NovelDog says

    Previous administrations routinely fired those left over from the previous administration figuring they were loyal to their former adversary and not to them. So what is new?

    1. jaybird says

      Very hard to fire a Civil servant. Trump can fire the appointees left over. Obama’s Labor Board is corrupt and should be let go. Thomas Perez (now head of DNC) was head of the Labor Board.

  23. glenn398 says

    Enthusiastically do their job, in that case most of the government workers I have observed would be out of a job, so can see why they are concerned. Today counting all government jobs the government is the major employer in this country and a good share of what they do makes life miserable and expensive for the public at large. We don’t need to be regulated to death and today we are very close to that.

  24. David Stewart says

    Federal Bellyrobbers; just like a N. Korean missle, can’t fire ’em, can’t get ’em to work!

  25. kotoc says

    I wish there were a way Trump could replace ALL of the ones that faithfully served under Obama… they could be a serious hindrance to moving America out of the toilet that Obama put us in.

  26. Jim Smith says

    They should be concerned. 82,000 thousand IRS employees. If a near to Flat Tax or Fair Tax is implemented the necessary staffing could easily drop by 50,000. Add the thousands of lawyers and CPAs and their staffs made unnecessary and perhaps the total is 100,000. Typically, Democrat voters about 45,000 in the IRS and 35,000 elsewhere. Does anyone honestly think the government, media and educators are going to allow a 80,000 voter hit. How many illegal immigrants would be required to balance that hit – 1 or 2 million? Besides, the 9th Circuit or whichever would rule such enactments not allowed by a Living Constitution.

    1. Liars at the helm says

      I.R.S is = to Hitler’s S.S.
      They made folks HOMELESS and some are still in PRISON for resisting evil Obama’s tax collecting Brown shirts….

      Have you seen the new commercial where it’s says stuff like the I.R.S after going after someone will never stop hounding you? Heck, just like that TSA is constantly threatening passengers/ terrorists before they board flights.

    2. Jim Smith says

      Note, I was trying to factor in that about 1/3 of registers voters do not vote and that there are some legible voters who don’t register. May have missed the mark a bit. About 31.25% of registered voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. I don’t know how many don’t bother to register. May be about the same? Also, PEW estimates there were 834,000 illegal votes in that election.

  27. Liars at the helm says

    Trump made title waves of trouble and pure hate with his short but shocking inaug speech where he essentially give america back to we the people? Ha, after 8 hellish years under lawless king obama these entrenched scumbags are going to be nearly impossible to remove without a few repercussions. Heck, like firing Paul Ryan a real trump hater may take some time his got some powerful friends in high positions of power whom worshiped obama big time like Jamie Foxx……

  28. Ronnie says

    Time to finish cleaning house, take out the trash!

    1. Matthew G. Zatkalik says

      Am I right in recalling that rats and cockroaches are thought to survive (not humanity) where nuclear weapons have their way with us? That would suggest the need for more than “cleaning” the House, Senate, FBI, IRS, and taking out of “the trash.” The next generation is already incubating. Vigilance in cleaning, vigilance at the polls – one swipe with a germ infested wet dish cloth with no detergent and no antibacterial product is not cleaning.

  29. bill14729 . says

    Yeah not like our Government isn’t Bloated Thanks to Obama’s Jobs Creation

  30. ernst says

    This narrative of job threat is neither unreal nor inappropriate. For eight years the liberal litmus test has been applied to all federal hiring. Also, the federal government is loaded with deadwood, people who have proven incompetent at their jobs but could not be fired due to the union and federal employee laws. If the near impossibility of firing federal workers was lifted, the government could be cut by one-third and be more effective for not having to support the ingrown incompetence.

  31. nipita says

    Just maybe we need to muzak the Jim Reeves song Welcome to my World for them to listen to on an endless loop.

  32. Duke St John says

    If odumbo hired them then trumpy has no choice but too fire their butts !! He needs loyalty more than ever now !!

  33. lummi says

    As in any organization, it starts at the top and works its way down. The generals have to know what the colonels are doing, the colonels monitor the majors, down to the “non coms” who have know what he lower ranks under them are up to. There’s no way that the generals can personally be aware of what each of the privates are doing. A strong chain of command is as essential as it is for all concerned to understand what the end objectives are. The unproductive and non cooperative at each level are dealt with by their immediate superiors, rather than sweeping mandates from the top. It’s been my experience that word quickly spreads when some of he upper ranks are “culled” and those lower on the totem pole get the message and shape up.

  34. Terry says

    If Obama hired them then get them out, all of them! Re-asign them to civil service like Post office.

  35. zrevtom says

    nothing is more un nerving than an unannounced lie detecting test on a section or dept.
    Pick a few suspected Dem spies and hit that section with the test. After a few dozen of these
    around the different agencies you may see rats leave a sinking ship especially if a few rates
    are turned out and arrested or fired with no pensions, check on people sleeping, watching
    porn (like the EPA guys who watched porn for hours). Trump has the right people in place
    now we need to start sorting out the dirt.

  36. Natalie says

    Liberals have been on a ruthless, merciless ideological witch hunt for eight long years, why are conservatives always expected to take the high road? Always expected to do what’s right and be the grownup’s who clean up their mess while they get to run amok through our goverment and our society blithely instituting madness after madness? These people are like spoiled, careless, self-centered, self-righteous children. Facing no consequences for their horrifying actions will only make them feel justified. And guarantee they continue their attempts to divide, conquer and destroy everything we love.

  37. randy jackson says

    If one works hard, keeps their nose clean, is not politically motivated—–not to worry.
    If one is like most Federal employees, you have right to be worried.
    Hope Trump shuts down the BLM—-bunch of Nazi ba$tard$.
    .
    In Southern NV, BLM established a Desert Tortoise refuge. For years the poor tortoise’s were rounded up and placed in the refuge. Then BLM went through a financial crunch and guess what? They closed the refuge and euthanized the turtles. Nazi, heartless, stupid Ba$tard$.
    Ask Cliven Bundy for his opinion of BLM—–Nazi’s.

    1. jaybird says

      I think Zenke will take care of the BLM. He is a Seal and a rancher from Montana. I watched his hearings and was encouraged. He came to work the 1st day on a Park Ranger’s horse and took his dog to work another day.

  38. Michael Dennewitz says

    Mr Trump needs to thoroughly clean house and get rid of a shitload of people or we WILL constantly have troubles.. He NEEDS to get ovomit and that bitch out of our country FAST!?

    1. Liars at the helm says

      They could just as easily get rid of trump.

  39. Wayne Winslow says

    Truth will set you free, start turning in the staffers that are stabbing President Trump in the back, drain the swamp.

    1. jaybird says

      Make sure you get their back tax’s before they leave!

  40. Connie Alsip says

    So, because they are worried, we should accept their lying ways? If I wasn’t so old, I’d move to DC and work for the USA. Intelligent, loyal, and not afraid to make waves, a former contractor to the DoD. The stories I could tell! I’m sure the “staffers” would hate my guts. 🙂

    1. jaybird says

      Maybe you should share a few stories with the President!

  41. schnauzerfriend says

    How typical of the Dems to criticize and level accusations at Trump’s actions that they also engage(d) in. Of course the Dems can not avoid ANY opportunity to be negative. Most staffers are replaced at the inception of a new administration. If PRESIDENT Trump did not replace anyone hired by Obama, with all the anti-American, treasonous and sabotaging acts directed by Obama and the Dems, he would be negligent if he did not put in his own loyal people.

  42. Ron C says

    Well if they weren’t 99% democrat zombie’s then the stories wouldn’t have to be written. But they prove their selves time and time again, that they are for a globalist dictatorship, which believes governmental employees are above the common taxpayer’s!

  43. junkmailbin says

    time for congress to change the rules for civil service workers. You do not deserve a guaranteed high paying job for life after being hired. You stay on the job by excellent work and attitude.
    The rules for termination need to be changed, the union tossed out, and job preformance evaluated.
    If you want to have a half arsed or reactionary attitude, your butt gets tossed

    1. Ron C says

      So true…employee’s that work on the taxpayer’s dime should never be unionized, and should be performance based promoted!

  44. downs1 says

    In order for “corruption” to be effective, it has to exist at all levels, from the top to the lower level workers who carry out the plans of the leaders. Sounds harsh, but when you “drain the swamp” you have to get the bottom, too! So sad!

  45. Anna Knight says

    Active and Retired Federal Employees have all seen people in their organization who do as little work possible, talk and walk he halls, yet their boss says nothing to them……easier that way. Right!
    Or who have been careless with classified files, or even taken them home – nothing happened.
    The problem with the possibility of having agencies chose who stays and who would be terminated is that it is subjectivity. An non-performing employee may be the light of the boss’s eye, or he/she just doesn’t like another person. Subjectivity is the weakness, should this become a reality.
    Cutting billets is, on the surface, the perfect way to downsize. Regretfully, there is a job that goes with that billet and an assigned person. Often times that person is picking up the slack for other unfilled billets, or another ineffective person. And this too often becomes the job of the department head.
    In the 1980’s, a movement (that didn’t materialize) was undertaken to create evaluations on supervisors, allowing the employee to critique the boss. Never heard the follow-up, but obviously that never moved forward. Critiques works both ways, especially for employees who have been in the government for many years, as most have an astute understanding of the inner office/department. The problem would then arise should the feedback or decision to cut billets go to Human Resources who works for top management, and in smaller organizations, knows most all employees. Another catch 22.
    Without reverse evaluations/feedback, there is no fairness in this discussed action, only with political employees who should NEVER be embedded into management or SES jobs when their boss is gone. too many variables in this scenario makes fairness difficult to implement.
    JMO

  46. Garys_opinion says

    It’s all part of “draining the swamp”. These may or may not be political jobs, but many of the people in them are operating as if they were.

  47. rev_dave says

    Easy solution – if you were hired or appointed by Obama, resign. If you were hired by one of Obama’s people, update your resume – you’re suspect. If you’ve been committing felony acts to support a political agenda – leave the country cuz you will be found out.

  48. Ken says says

    Our Employees – the thousand of Paper Shufflers in DC and in Government Offices across the Country are concerned about their “job”? Isn’t that interesting – the first time in 28 years they are concerned. It is time to clean house and make a small responsive (to the people) Government .

    1. jaybird says

      Most of them owe back taxes and the Congress/Senate will not do anything about it.

  49. brucefandrews says

    Let’s put it plainly. If you weren’t enforcing the law and your oath to defend the constitution. Then why would Trump and the people want you? Answer clean out your stuff. You get to experience the truth about unemployment. As President Donald J. Trump is famous for saying “YOUR FIRED”!

  50. Vince says

    They should start working at something the gravy train is over

  51. figmo says

    Good! Now Trump needs to hire someone like “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap to go in and clean house. Where he can’t fire them he can eliminate their jobs and send them off to do something useful like measuring the anal temperatures of sled dogs in Alaska.

  52. SDofAZ says

    Golly, gee whiz! A regime change and someone has to go! Wow, this happens every time a new president comes in and we all know keeping a BO hold out has consequences even in the first month. So why is this news? Again the media is making much ado about nothing, nada!

  53. richard schlinder says

    HERE COME THE WHISTLE BLOWERS. Look,if a person is worried about losing their job and they know things that would hurt the current administration, they will start to divulge information so as to keep their job. Human nature! Forecast: More people leaving their jobs,more people being exposed,more people being fired,more people getting charged and going to court and more people leaving the country. 2017 is going to be a hell-of-a-year.

  54. Jeffrey Cahoon says

    Trump is just trimming fat where he sees fat! If they are not sucking on the taxpayer teat, or leaking info, or generally riding the wave of a free paycheck, you should not have anything to worry about!

  55. Rob D says

    DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!

  56. steppenfetchit says

    If you aren’t doing what you’re getting paid for, prepare to pack. Long-time loafers and malingerers are not needed or desired. If you fall into that category, you might want to start explaining your loss of income to your spouse now.

  57. daveveselenak says

    Boo-hoo/NOT! We got where we are with all of these geniuses, right, so as I see it most of them are expendable; the more the better, it can’t get any worse than what it already is and we’ll save some money! I say give the axe to most of these leeches!

  58. lerose55 says

    Not only is Trump going to clean out Obama people, but he is cutting back on Gov’t jobs, there are alot of redundant departments that each state also has, so he is shutting them down. Census shows we do not need gov’t & states doing the same thing. So he is cutting Gov’t expenses, one of his promises.

  59. lerose55 says

    The 19 Federal Agencies Trump Wants 2 Eliminate

    Pres Trump has finally delivered his budget blueprint 2 Congress & in it, he’s proposing 2 entirely eliminate 19 federal agencies. Many of these agencies R superfluous, redundant or should B the responsibilities of states, rather than the Federal Gov’t.

    In many cases, we’re sending money outside the Country 2 help Foreign organizations & gov’ts while our own Country falls deeper into debt & has a dangerous & crumbling infrastructure. The bottom line is, we simply can’t afford these agencies, & in 2 many cases, their worthlessness has been proven many times over.

    Here’s a rundown of the 19 agencies Pres Trump proposes we do away with, along w/ what each agency does:

    The African Development Foundation
    This agency funds African community development, agriculture & infrastructure using grants (not loans). Sounds great, but shouldn’t we B focusing on fixing our Country first, before we talk about assisting other Countries?

    The Appalachian Regional Commission
    This organization is meant 2 B & independent booster of economic development, culture, education & business in Appalachia. But the states that Appalachia lies in R already responsible 4 doing the same thing, making this agency redundant.

    The Chemical Safety Board
    This agency purports 2 make safety recommendations 2 the chemical industry after investigating accidents, but it’s actually both redundant & ineffective, according 2 Public Employees 4 Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group.

    The Board has had scandals of mismanagement & turnover in its upper leadership, & there’s even confusion in the organization about its overall mission.

    The Corporation 4 National & Community Service
    This agency houses a number of public service organizations, including AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps gives summer & after-school jobs 2 youth helping 2 clean up inner cities & community spaces, but many argue that jobs 4 America’s teens R the responsibility of local communities &/or private enterprise. If states & municipalities want 2 fund their own programs doing this, they have a perfect right 2.

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    The Corporation 4 Public Broadcasting oversees National Public Radio (NPR), the notoriously liberal broadcast network which is paid 4 w/ American tax dollars while it blasts the President & conservatives in Congress nearly 24 hrs per day.

    Even NPR’s own executives have been caught on tape saying the network would B better off w/ 100% private funding.

    The Delta Regional Authority
    This agency funds infrastructure & businesses in the Mississippi Delta region, but once again, this should B the job of states in that area.

    The Denali Commission
    Denali is the American Indian name 4 Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in America, which lies in Alaska. It’s the job of this commission 2 support infrastructure & utilities in the region, but again, these R items that should B Alaska’s responsibility, not the Federal Gov’t’s.

    The Institute of Museum & Library Services
    This agency gives grants 2 libraries & museums. This is something we can’t afford at a Federal level & should B left up 2 states 2 appropriate.

    The Inter-American Foundation
    This organization provides economic aid 2 the Caribbean & Latin America. But like the African Development Corp, above, its presence should make taxpayers wonder Y helping other Countries is more of a priority than helping our own.

    The U.S. Trade & Development Agency
    This agency provides U.S. services & goods 4 foreign development projects, especially those focused on climate change & renewable energy. But much of the science behind these projects is debatable & there’s even & argument 2 B made that these programs allow developing nations 2 compete unfairly trade-wise w/ the U.S.

    The Legal Services Corporation
    This agency provides legal aid & representation 4 low-income Americans. All too often, however, this aid is either redundant, superfluous or wasted, as many judges R already extremely sympathetic 2 low-income citizens. In many — if not all cases, states also have similar agencies in place.

    Even worse, the program has a history of being employed 4 citizens 2 sue their own local officials & gov’ts. Talk about biting the hand that feeds U! Previous Republican administrations have tried (& failed) 2 eliminate this agency.

    The National Endowment 4 the Arts
    This has been a perennial thorn in the side of conservatives. Yes, the U.S. gov’t has funded arts projects that have promoted pornography, sadomasochistic relationships, homosexuality & child sex. Not only is much of this art completely inappropriate, but artists have traditionally always had 2 find their own patrons (of which there R more than enough).

    The National Endowment 4 the Humanities
    This agency helps young people study the liberal arts (emphasis on “liberal”) through grants. However, the gov’t already has many, many other college loan & grant programs, as do all states, most colleges & private enterprises.

    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
    This agency funds community development projects. Isn’t this the job of states & municipalities? Y should the Federal Gov’t B funding projects that end up turning urban Democrat machine politicians into heroes?

    The Northern Border Regional Commission
    Like the Appalachian Regional Commission, above, this agency focuses on economic development in blighted areas near the Canadian border. But like the Appalachian Commission, this should B left up 2 the states whose areas this agency encompasses.

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    R any bells of redundancy ringing yet? One might want 2 ask how many separate foreign aid agencies there R in our Federal Gov’t. This is yet another superfluous one, or at least until such time as America’s own needs R met.

    The United States Institute of Peace
    This agency purports 2 promote peace through scholarship, training programs & conflict resolution, but if this is the case, Y R there so many regional wars yr after yr (particularly those that the U.S. seeks 2 get involved in)?

    Rather than throwing money into a useless agency like this, the gov’t should simply exit regional wars & conflicts (as Pres. Trump has vowed) that have drained our Treasury of trillions & simply de-fund them in cases where their belligerents seek U.S. support (i.e., in nearly all of them).

    The United States Interagency Council on the Homeless
    50 yrs ago, Democratic Pres Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” More than 22 trillion dollars later, the % of poor citizens in the Country is still roughly the same.

    Had the gov’t simply given each impoverished person a million dollars, the costs would have been far less. Leave it 2 the gov’t & Democrats 2 create money-sucking agencies like this one that simply have no effect in the long run.

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center 4 Scholars
    This organization is a think tank 4 Foreign policy & international affairs studies. But like the National Endowment 4 the Humanities, above, it’s highly redundant as its function is already carried out very capably by many prestigious academic institutions.

  60. Carol says

    ALL BO leftovers MUST be fired……….it is the only way to protect our government and let Trump do what needs to be done to Make America Great!

  61. TeaPartyPatriot says

    Here’s an idea : Go through the parking lot and get the license plate on every car with an 0webomb or Nana in the orange PJs sticker on the car and the license number of everyone who obviously has removed a bumper sticker recently and if they are GS 15 or above then check to see if they have received bonuses for superior performance in the past 2 years and if they have fire FIRE thier asses

  62. PBHayes says

    Someone should simply review their social media and emails. If they are against the President and are actively working against him the evidence will be clear.

  63. Sol_of_Texas says

    Twenty eight states