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WERE IN TROUBLE Dixon D. White

And Trump isn’t even President yet. Yet already we have Nixon in the Whitehouse and Tammany Hall in Congress.

The federal week in review:

1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day. 2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee’s salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State. 3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump’s first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest. 4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA. 5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election. 6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it. 7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US. 8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department–for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don’t like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it. 9. Congress declares all public lands worth $1 so they can be bought up and sold. 10. Republican congressional leaders declare that it’s unAmerican to block SCOTUS nominees after doing so themselves for a year. 11. Republican congressional leaders declare that there’s no reason to even have hearings for cabinet appointments after dragging their feet on nearly every Obama pick for 8 years. We – progressive, liberal, libertarian and conservative – need to all wake up to what is actually happening to our beloved country. #UnitedWeStand COPY AND PASTE this entire post into your own status update instead of sharing. More of your friends will see it.



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