Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Next Step: Trump Will Appoint David Duke to the EEOC

A former director of an anti-immigration group, Julie Kirchner, is expected to be named as ombudsman to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the pending appointment.

Kirchner was from 2005 to 2015 director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that has advocated for extreme restrictions on immigration.

The ombudsman’s office at USCIS provides assistance to immigrants who run into trouble with the agency, such as immigration applications that take too long to process or applications that may have been improperly rejected.
I wish that this could provoke outrage on my part, but it doesn't. Not anymore. The Trump administration is ethically corrupt. They don't want government to function, they want to sabotage it at every turn. Anything that helps corporation, economic and environmental pirates is what they will do. Anything that helps people to make informed decisions is fought.


B said...

I actually think ending governmental participation in programs like "Energy Star" is an excellent idea.

Let the industries themselves? es pay for and maintain the rating agency. Energy star was, as usual, a great idea poorly implemented by the government, rife with controversial decisions and rule exemptions.

The comparison tool is useful, but why should our federal government pay for such ratings, especially when there is no actual testing being done by the feds, but only bureaucratic wastefulness in reporting what the manufacturers say their rating is? Much like the EPA mileage reports, for cars, you cannot believe the numbers anymore, as they are self reported and often incorrect. If the Energy Star did the testing, then you would have a realistic baseline. But they don't and you, as a consumer, can't believe the numbers. So it is really just a waste of bureaucratic salaries.

dinthebeast said...

The economists I'm reading all say that they are going to have a very hard time hitting the growth numbers they are basing their tax plan on while simultaneously restricting immigration, as our workforce isn't replacing itself quickly enough to support that level of growth, and we actually need immigrants to do so.
That's leaving aside the fact that they are "basing" their growth numbers on supply side fantasy bullshit, but it's possible to be wrong in more than one way simultaneously, as they are demonstrating pretty much every day.

-Doug in Oakland

DTWND said...

To me, this seems like the standard Reagan/Republican ploy straight from their playbook.
Step 1 - Appoint someone who is incompetent/anti government.
Step 2 - Under-fund the department.
Step 3 - Wait for said department to stagnate, crumble, and cause problems for the citizenry.
Step 5 - 'Privatize' the department to their cronies, corporate america, or a special interest group that donates the most $$$.
Step 6 - Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

Abraham Lincoln said the government should be "...of the people, by the people, and for the people..."
Guess that doesn't apply any more.


CenterPuke88 said...

B, I accept your arguement for a larger government!

dinthebeast said...

Well, I don't know about David Duke, but Don Benton is in charge of the Selective Service after getting kicked out of his EPA post, Teresa Manning will oversee title X at HHS, and Charmaine Yoest will be Asst. Sec. for Public Affairs at HHS.
So, the spokeswoman for HHS is a radical anti-abortionist and the overseer of title X doesn't believe contraceptives work, and they both believe abortions cause breast cancer.
Can Duke be far behind? They still have a lot of jobs to fill.

-Doug in Oakland