We will keep saying it – for as long as it continues to be true. The biggest mistake President Donald Trump has made – has been not making many, MANY more people leave Washington, D.C. since his arrival.
Personnel is policy.
Trump’s ship of state remains egregiously over-encumbered with residual Obama barnacles. And these crustaceans continue to engage in policy obstructions and extrusions – that are antithetical to the Good Ship Trump’s mission of less government mercy.
It’s been called the Deep State – but really these bureaucratic beasts are doing their damage just below the waterline.
Our $4-trillion-per-year federal government – provides tons of room for tons of anti-Trump activity.
Including anti-American activity….
Interior’s Astonishing Deep State: 30 Percent ‘Not Loyal to the Flag’: “Ryan Zinke, secretary of the Interior Department, said that almost a third of his agency’s employees aren’t exactly President Donald Trump supporters — or fans of the American flag, for that matter. Holy cow. Why are they still there?”
“Why are they still there?” An eminently reasonable question.
Deep State Environmentalist Wackos at EPA Resist Trump Policies: “The deep state at the EPA is digging in and they’re refusing to implement any of the new EPA policies that the new director and Trump want to implement.”
Donald Trump: ‘Deep State’ Justice Department Must Act Against Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, and James Comey: “In another comment, Trump questioned the FBI for withholding documents about surveilling him and his associates during the campaign. ‘Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information NOW!’ he wrote.”
A little cooperation from the Deep State Dead Enders – with the guy We the People elected to be their boss – shouldn’t be too much to ask.
Unfortunately – it is.
Not only are the Deep State Dead Enders actively attacking Trump policies and undermining his policies – they are continuing Obama policies…as if the election never, ever happened.
But one example: Just three days before being inaugurated out of office, the Obama Administration filed a whole new lawsuit against patent holders for…holding patents. More than a year later, this obnoxious, antithetical-to-the-Trump-agenda lawsuit – is still actively attacking and undermining our entire Intellectual Property landscape.
Here’s another example: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just extruded its “2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap.” Which in so many, very awful ways – is a continuation of very awful Obama policy.
You remember at least some of the very awful Obama food policy, yes?
And on some of the very awful Obama food policy – DC is doing the right thing.
Congress and Trump – should dump ALL of it.
A tack Trump should take with any Obama rollover inanity on salt. From the 2018 FDA Roadmap: “Among steps FDA will consider as part of this plan:…Advancing guidance on dietary sodium reduction.”
That “guidance” to be advanced – is most likely holdover Obama “guidance.” Which – and you can guess what comes next – is an overt attack on…well, just about anything containing any salt at all.
It’s Michelle Obama’s school lunch – salt edition. For everyone. Gross.
And lest we forget – salt is a dietary necessity.
Only government attempts to mandate myths. While ignoring a decade’s worth of actual science.
Although I would posit that the latter two outcomes…are redundant.
And lest we forget – and Obama all too often did – Congress never directed the FDA to do this. And it doesn’t appear to be even close to within the bounds of Congressional legislative intent:
“None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel to implement any regulations under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.), the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–296), or any other law that would require a reduction in the quantity of sodium contained in federally reimbursed meals, foods, and snacks sold in schools below Target 1 (as described in section 220.8(f)(3) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations))….”
The Trump Administration should ignore…just about anything any pre-2017 bureaucrat recommends. On any – and everything.
Including the FDA’s prospective anti-science, anti-salt “guidance.”
Put it where the entirety of the Obama Administration is – or should be.
In the rearview mirror.
This first appeared in Red State.