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    We should start a thread about the number of federal job openings Trump has NOT filled. Method or Madness?

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...self-to-blame/

    Trump has said previously that “in many cases, we don’t want to fill those jobs"
    Downsizing the government. About freaking time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    We should start a thread about the number of federal job openings Trump has NOT filled. Method or Madness?

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...self-to-blame/



    Downsizing the government. About freaking time.
    I guess you don't read your own links??


    Experts on both the left and right, however, said the large number of vacancies could make the administration less effective. Politico this month reported that many Cabinet secretaries are spending large chunks of time meeting with Trump, in part because they don’t yet have deputies. Dozens of ambassador positions have yet to be filled, leaving embassies in countries such as Afghanistan and France with acting ambassadors. Key roles at the Treasury Department remain vacant, including officials in charge of White House priorities such as tax reform and financial deregulation. At the Education Department, the roles overseeing civil rights, policy development and technical education are empty. And despite Trump’s focus on blue-collar workers, he has yet to fill positions in the Labor Department dealing with employee training, veterans employment and mine safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Method or Madness?
    Really? You're still clinging to that thin strand of hope that you'll wake up one fine morning to learn that President Trump has finally "pivoted", and stopped being Donald Trump?

    I guess I admire your patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I guess you don't read your own links??


    Experts on both the left and right, however, said the large number of vacancies could make the administration less effective. Politico this month reported that many Cabinet secretaries are spending large chunks of time meeting with Trump, in part because they don’t yet have deputies. Dozens of ambassador positions have yet to be filled, leaving embassies in countries such as Afghanistan and France with acting ambassadors. Key roles at the Treasury Department remain vacant, including officials in charge of White House priorities such as tax reform and financial deregulation. At the Education Department, the roles overseeing civil rights, policy development and technical education are empty. And despite Trump’s focus on blue-collar workers, he has yet to fill positions in the Labor Department dealing with employee training, veterans employment and mine safety.
    When you quote government people, they never like fewer hires. "Experts?" In what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    When you quote government people, they never like fewer hires. "Experts?" In what?
    Well, on the plus side, looks like we've finally found something you're not blaming on the media.

    Baby steps.
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    Anyone think Kelly can manage both Trump and his staff? I was alarmed at first, but Trump and his staff need managing and perhaps this is the guy to do it. It's not quite as good as Trump disappearing, but it could be the key to the success of the Trump presidency (hoping).

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/u...re-health.html

    John F. Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, firmly asserted his authority on his first day in the White House on Monday, telling aides he will impose military discipline on a free-for-all West Wing, and he underscored his intent by firing Anthony Scaramucci, the bombastic communications director, 10 days after he was hired.
    http://www.npr.org/2017/04/04/522632...inner-workings

    both Jim Baker and Leon Panetta will tell you that that is the single most important thing - telling the president what he didn't want to hear. Ronald Reagan was hell bent on going to Capitol Hill and tackling Social Security reform as his very first major initiative. Jim Baker, the insider - Ronald Reagan was smart enough to know he needed an insider. Baker told him that's the third rail of American politics. You touch it, you get electrocuted. As a result, Reagan changed course, and he pursued the economy with laser-like focus and pursued tax reform instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Anyone think Kelly can manage both Trump and his staff? I was alarmed at first, but Trump and his staff need managing and perhaps this is the guy to do it. It's not quite as good as Trump disappearing, but it could be the key to the success of the Trump presidency (hoping).

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/u...re-health.html



    Book Examines 17 'Gatekeepers' Into The White House's Inner Workings : NPR
    "Amazing since Kelly joined. SO MUCH PRODUCTIVITY. #MAGA! Sad that Dems can't--or don't want to--see!!...

    "...Day 3 will be even BETTER!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Anyone think Kelly can manage both Trump and his staff?
    The only way Kelly could possibly fix this dysfunctional White House would be by firing Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    The only way Kelly could possibly fix this dysfunctional White House would be by firing Trump.
    A good chief of staff willing to confront the boss can accomplish a lot. Read the NPR link above for some examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Anyone think Kelly can manage both Trump and his staff? I was alarmed at first, but Trump and his staff need managing and perhaps this is the guy to do it. It's not quite as good as Trump disappearing, but it could be the key to the success of the Trump presidency (hoping).

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/u...re-health.html

    Book Examines 17 'Gatekeepers' Into The White House's Inner Workings : NPR
    Kelly has no power. Trump is a micro-manager.
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