Look at this from Breitbart News:
President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders … that will expedite the process of terminating “poor performing” federal government employees.
The new rules will “require all federal employees to devote at least 75 percent of their work hours for agency purposes, senior administration officials said. The administration estimates that these actions could save taxpayers at least $100 million a year, BuzzFeed reports.
“These executive orders make it easier for agencies to remove poor performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are more efficiently used,” Andrew Bremberg, the White House’s director of the domestic policy, told reporters.
This is good news. Many federal government workers are incompetent, inefficient and/or superfluous. We could cut one-third of the federal workforce and it probably would improve government performance, not hurt it. After all, the more that a bureaucracy grows the less efficient and the more corrupt it becomes. Now look at this from CNS News:
The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
You may think that 24,000 jobs out of 2.78 million federal jobs is not much, but it is a great start. We probably would have 24,000 more government workers if Hillary had won. Thus we are moving in the right direction.
Besides making it easier to fire bad employees Trump is using a strategy called “attrition”, i.e., workers are not replaced after they retire. This is a great way to reduce the bureaucracy.
Federal government workers are some of the best-paid Americans in their economic class (upper middle class) with perhaps the best benefits and pensions. They often earn twice as much or more than the average private-sector worker. The five best-off counties in the US surround Washington, DC and are home to hundreds of thousands of federal government workers. CNSNews.com reports:
The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.
According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties (in the US) are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.
At the same time tens of millions of Americans work hard at lousy jobs with low pay as the federal government bureaucracy lives like kings and expands on itself. CNS News also reported:
Even as federal government jobs were declining, overall employment was increasing—as was employment in state and local government.
In April, there were 2.789 million people employed in civilian (non-military) federal government jobs. In May, that declined to 2.786 million, a drop of 3,000.
In December 2016, the month before Trump took office, there were 2.81 million civilians employed in the federal government. That has now dropped by 24,000 to the current 2.78 million.
Total government employment (federal, state, county and local) in the United States increased by 5,000 in May, climbing from 22.321 million in April to 22.326 million.
State government employment rose by 2,000 in the month, climbing from 5.110 million in April to 5.112 million in May.
Local government employment rose by 6,000 in the month, climbing from 14.422 million in April to 14.428 million in May.
This last number refers to the 14.428 million town clerks, voter registrars, snow plow drivers, housing inspectors, cops, firefighters and every other type of public employee working at the local level in cities, small cities, towns, small towns and villages across the US.
While small towns usually have a handle on their costs, cities and states do not, especially liberal states. Toll collectors on the Massachusetts Turnpike had starting pay 15 years ago of $65,000, along with full benefits and pension. And that was for a low-skill job that was worth $25,000 (these jobs have since been eliminated by an EZ pass system).
Another guy in Massachusetts got a $90,000 patronage job supervising state parks in seasonal work. He even got a brand-new truck to drive on the job and to Boston for meetings as hundreds of thousands of Bay Staters suffer in a dwindling economy.
Public school teachers earn an average of $45 an hour across America today while the average private-sector wage is $25. Yet many of these teachers are doing a mediocre or poor job that is being covered up by their unions. They would never survive in the private sector.
Meanwhile charter, parochial and private school teachers earn less money while producing much better results.
So not only are we talking about bloated numbers of government workers, but bloated salaries and questionable job performance. It is a triple whammy and one of the best ways to address it is to simply reduce the number of government workers.
Foreign-born ‘Comedians’ Rip Trump, US
We all know that many ‘comedians’ on TV are no longer comedians. They have become vicious Trump-hating trolls. The foreign-born ones are some of the worst. Fox News reports:
In theory, the foreign-born comedians on America’s late-night comedy and satire shows are supposed to provide a fresh, outsider’s perspective on the news in their adopted homeland.
But in practice, these imported jokesters often seem to pander to their liberal audiences — and that typically means unleashing vile attacks on the Trump administration.
These comedians include Canadian-born Samantha Bee, British-born John Oliver … and South African-born Trevor Noah.
Bee, 48, who acquired U.S. citizenship in 2014, is the latest example of comedians going too far in a bid to score cheap political points (when she called Ivanka Trump a feminine slur).
She told American-born late-night show host Stephen Colbert last year that although she’s Canadian and can flee Trump’s America, she’s not planning to do so anytime soon.
“At any moment I could leap into the arms of Justin Trudeau,” Bee said, noting that she and her husband Jason Jones — like herself, a former “The Daily Show” correspondent who holds dual Canadian and American citizenship — will stay in the U.S.
So why doesn’t Bee leave? She hates president Trump and his daughter. Dozens of Hollywood celebrities claimed that they were going to go to Canada if Trump won (but didn’t). And Bee comes from Canada and still has citizenship. So she should go. Nobody is stopping her and Canada must take her back.
But she will never go. She even said, “We’re not joking around. We chose this place (the US) and we intend to fix it.”
Yes, Bee chose to come to the United States because it is the freest and best nation in the world with the most opportunity, unlike Canada. So she should be willing to accept the things that made us great like our Constitution, the 2nd Amendment, our founding, and the free and fair outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
But no. Like millions of immigrants both legal and illegal, she has joined the so-called ‘resistance’ that detests America. Meanwhile Fox News reports about another alleged ‘comedian’:
John Oliver, 41, an English comedian and another “Daily Show” alum, also found himself cashing in from the hysterical reaction to the election of Trump.
But not that long ago, in 2013, he urged Trump to run for president. “Do it. Do it,” he said back then. “I will personally write you a campaign check now, on behalf of this country, which does not want you to be president, but which badly wants you to run.”
OK, so Trump ran and won. So why doesn’t Oliver accept Trump’s election after he dared Trump to run?
He does not and this is no surprise. This is the classic behavior of an immature crybaby and a dishonest person. Now look at this example to show who this guy really is:
Since the election, Oliver pandered to the audience to pick on the Trump administration at all cost. In March, he came under fire after mocking Vice President Mike Pence and a children’s book written and illustrated by his family member.
Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, released a children’s book about her family’s rabbit titled “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President,” showcasing a day in the life of her father from the pet’s point of view. The proceeds from the book go to A21, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping human trafficking, as well as an art therapy program at Riley Hospital for Children.
Yet for Oliver, this appeared too much to stomach. He released a spoof book titled “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” in which the pet is secretly gay – as a shot at Pence’s views on gay rights. Similarly, the proceeds from the troll book go to the Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth, as well as AIDS United.
This is grotesque conduct. These liberals cannot stand any success that conservatives have and must seek to undermine it in the most devious ways. They have no conscience. They will do anything for political power including putting out a fake book to undermine a children’s book published in order to help children. But then again, this is the left at work. They are soul-less.
Fox News reports about another so-called ‘comedian’:
Trevor Noah, who took over “The Daily Show” in 2015 from Jon Stewart, is yet another foreign-born comedian whose show ratings are partially saved by the frequent attacks on the Trump administration.
The little-known South African comic rose to fame after Comedy Central selected him to succeed Stewart. The transition wasn’t easy as Noah’s troubling jokes about Jewish people and women resurfaced online, leaving fans wondering whether the network made the right decision.
But that’s all forgotten now, thanks to the comedian’s attacks on Trump, earning him a contract with the network until 2022, despite ratings that are far below Stewart’s.
Noah is black and comes from South Africa. So what is he doing in the US? Shouldn’t he be enjoying the black-ruled and black-dominated South African society run by the communist African National Congress? Isn’t America a racist and sexist nation with too many guns?
Answer: No. And Noah is here because America – a nation founded by conservative white men – is an infinitely better place than anything anywhere in Africa. And Noah knows it, just like Samantha Bee and John Oliver know it.
Could NJ US Senate Seat Flip to Republican?
All the chatter surrounding the US Senate elections coming up in November center on Republicans taking back Democrat seats in conservative states that Trump won, like Montana and Missouri.
But there is one Democrat seat in liberal New Jersey that could flip to Republican. Breitbart News reports:
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) leads likely Republican challenger Bob Hugin by just four points in a potential general election matchup for the U.S. Senate election this November in New Jersey, according to a new poll.
Fairleigh Dickinson University released a poll on May 29 that shows, among registered New Jersey voters who have made up their minds, 28 percent have said they would vote for Menendez, while 24 percent said they would vote for the likely GOP nominee, retired pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin.
Felony public corruption charges against Menendez were dropped by the Department of Justice in January after the case against Menendez and co-defendant Dr. Salmon Melgen, heard in a federal court in New Jersey, ended in a mistrial in November.
So Menendez is a very shady Democrat who could lose his seat, even in a liberal state. This would be a great outcome. Let us pray for it.
More Bad News about Marijuana
The Gateway Pundit website reports:
Now that (marijuana) has been legal for a few years in Oregon, employers are having a hard time finding prospective employees who can pass a drug test. Combine that with the fact that the state recently lowered the offense levels if you’re caught with still-illegal drugs, such as meth, cocaine, or heroin, to small misdemeanor levels, and the “safe injection” sites that pop up around the city with free needle exchanges, sponsored by the county and funded with taxpayer dollars.
Nikitas3.com has warned for years that marijuana is bad news and that legalization is just the start of many new problems. And that all of the other bad illegal drugs are going to be next. Willamette Week reports:
On May 23, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released its quarterly forecast, a 66-page assessment of the state’s economy, which is booming.
Yet state economists Mark McMullen and Josh Lehner are hearing from employers that many of those who don’t have jobs are unemployed for a reason.
“One labor issue that continues to crop up is drug testing. At least anecdotally, more firms are reporting trouble finding workers who can pass a drug test,” the economists write.
Just think about millions of people unable to get jobs because they are using marijuana, or employers who cannot find workers who are sober. This is a disaster that only is being made worse by marijuana legalization.
The Oregonian newspaper reports
More than half of employers (test for drug use by) job candidates, but many say it’s unfair to test applicants for cannabis in states where it’s legal. Labor law experts warn that even if cannabis is legal in your state, employers can still … test and fire you if they find THC in your bloodstream. Even if it’s medicinal, the plant is still illegal under federal law. Activists argue states are choosing to end prohibition and workplaces need to respect that and evolve accordingly.
The American Civil Liberties Union said drug testing is a violation of personal privacy — and this was before numerous states pass laws legalizing some form of cannabis. It’s not your employer’s business what you do in your spare time if it doesn’t affect your work. Activists say drug testing and punishing cannabis users is big business for some.
No, it is not an invasion of privacy. If you are going to work for a company then the company sets the rules, including drug tests. If you don’t want to be tested for drugs or consider it an invasion of privacy then you should go to work for a company that does not test for drugs. And here is a clear example of how drug testing should have worked:
One of the most famous Amtrak wrecks of the 20th century came in January 1987 at Chase, Maryland. A high-speed Amtrak train smashed into two slow-moving Conrail freight locomotives that had switched onto the main line from a siding track. 14 Amtrak passengers died. The Conrail engineer was found to have missed a red signal since he had been smoking marijuana. A drug test would have prevented this accident by keeping the engineer out of the Conrail workforce. So drug tests are a good thing.
More Disgusting Behavior at Michigan State
Breitbart News reports:
Adding to a string of sex crimes at Michigan State University, 51-year-old health physicist Joseph Hattey was charged this week with two counts of committing a crime against nature (bestiality). This comes in the aftermath of sexual misconduct investigations into two major Michigan State staff members. Dr. Larry Nassar, who sexually abused over 200 young female gymnasts, was sentenced to 4o to 125 years in prison. In April, former Michigan State University Dean William Strampel was arrested on sexual assault charges.
A local Fox affiliate reported that Hattey is accused of sexual acts with a Bassett hound including penetration with his genitals and hand.
This is the sick and twisted state of our universities today and these are just the ones who got caught. And who runs these schools?
They are controlled without challenge by leftists while conservatives are kept away. Period. End of story.
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