Trump’s EPA Chief Will Cut Liberal Agency’s Staff by 50% in First Term

Donald Trump got into office by promising to drain the swamp, and one of the swampiest parts of our nation’s capital is the liberal favorite known as the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thankfully, the president appointed the right person for the job – Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has taken a scythe rather than a scalpel to the bureaucratic monolith.

While it was clear to observers that Pruitt was making some headway, we didn’t realize just how much progress he was making until the EPA administrator announced this week that he planned to cut the agency’s staff by almost 50 percent in the president’s first term.

“The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first year staff results which show that the agency is below levels not seen since former President Reagan’s administration,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“And if just those slated to retire by early 2021 leave, Administrator Scott Pruitt and his team will have reduced a staff of nearly 15,000, to below 8,000, or a reduction of 47 percent.”

For Pruitt, that’s all part of the job.

“We’re proud to report that we’re reducing the size of government, protecting taxpayer dollars and staying true to our core mission of protecting the environment,” Pruitt said in a statement.

The EPA currently has 14,162 employees, which is the first time it’s been below the 14,440 level since The Gipper was in office.

Those are some pretty impressive numbers, but it gets even better. Given that 47 percent of EPA employees can retire with full benefits in five years or less, it could be very possible that almost half of current employees would be gone by 2021.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Pruitt is offering some massive buyouts and retirement benefits packages to get some of the bureaucrats to retire.

“We’re happy to be at Reagan-level employment numbers and the future retirements shows a preview of how low we could get during this administration,” one EPA official said.

“It would be fair to say anywhere from 25 to 47 percent of EPA could retire during this administration.”

Conservatives should be very happy, too. The EPA has always been one of the most overreaching agencies in the federal firmament, particularly when a Democrat is president.

The agency definitely made hay when the liberal sun was shining under the Obama administration, costing American jobs and doing fun stuff like blowing up ponds, all because of insane overregulation.

The best way to protect against this kind of thing is to drain the swamp to the point where it can’t be easily reassembled by any future Democrat presidents (perish the thought, of course).

From the looks of things, Pruitt is well on the way to that goal.

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How do you think the Trump administration can continue to drain the swamp?

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With the demise of Obamacare almost assured, the Trump Administration is now setting its sights on another federally funded healthcare entity “Medicaid.”

The administration has just announced it’s considering allowing states to impose job requirements in order to be eligible for receiving free taxpayer-funded health care, in short, some Medicaid individual might need to “work” in order to access healthcare benefits.

This major policy shift could affect millions of low-income individuals. Although it’s not exactly clear how the new policy might work, what is being purposed by the administration is that it would allow certain states to test the concept of requiring some Medicaid recipients to either participate in some form of community activities, perhaps volunteering or some form of Jobs training program as a precondition for receiving government healthcare insurance.

Moreover, able-bodied individuals could have to “work” to be eligible.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) issued guidance making it easier for states to design and propose test programs that implement such requirements.

Seema Verma head of the CMMS sees these new guidelines by the administration as a positive step suggesting that community involvement can make a positive difference in people’s lives and in their health.

Medicaid is a federal-state collaboration covering about one in five individuals or roughly about 70 million people, making it the largest federally funded government insurance program in the country.

The program was expanded under Obama allowing more low-income adults; many with low skilled jobs that don’t provide any healthcare insurance.

However, states can seek federal waivers to test new ideas to better the program within their individual states. Currently, Medicaid doesn’t require able-bodied individuals to hold a job, or any type of community outreach programs that might benefit them in either seeking employment doing some sort of volunteer work within their communities.

As predicted any type of federal incentive in helping individuals to become more self-sufficient will surely face strong political opposition from the left who see this as an attack against the poor.

The administration announced that currently 10-states have applied for waivers regarding the work and or the community involvement program, they are: Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin…almost all conservative states.

Do you believe that able-bodied individuals before receiving any government assistance should be required to work, volunteer or be within some type of work-related or education program?


BREAKING! Trump Just Destroyed Immigrant “BIRTH HOTELS”! DEPORT THEM!

It would appear that America is no longer the unwitting victim of unscrupulous Chinese nationals along with dishonest Chinese aliens using our immigration laws too fraudulently claim “citizenship.”

The Trump Administration is keeping yet another promise to end the human trafficking and smuggling of illegal pregnant aliens “criminally” attempting to give birth within America.

A day after the president launched the new enforcement program ICE agents made the largest immigration bust in nearly a decade, raiding in one day 20-“birth hotels” in California.

For those not familiar with this immigration scam, Chinese nationals use hotels as waiting rooms for the expectant mother-to-be, thus the name “birth hotels.”

The illegal scam if successful atomically insures citizenship for the child, in most situations a child born in the United States or one of its territories will automatically receive American citizenship.

The concept is similar to drug smuggling or human trafficking, in that the expectant mother pays as much as $100,000 to get into one of these hotels.

The recent raid by Homeland Security agents was reported by NBC News who were at the scene when agents swept into the luxury Carlyle Hotel, in Irvine, California. The pregnant woman including new moms allegedly paid anywhere from $40,000 to $80,000 for the privilege of having their child born in the United States

One of the women captured in the raid lamented to NBC News; “I am doing this for the education of the next generation.”

The raids took place in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Los Angeles, told NBC; “It’s not necessarily illegal to come here to have the baby, but if you lie about your reasons for coming here, that’s visa fraud.”

Remarkably the selling of America seemed to be conducted in broad daylight which is perhaps indicative of were the raids took place in progressive California. Chao Chen and Dong Li ran the Carlyle site and used social media to drum up business, promoting the benefits of children born in America, citing on their website; “13 years of free education, low-cost college financial aid, less pollution, and a path for the entire family to emigrate when the child becomes an adult.”


MLK’s Niece: “Donald Trump Is Not a Racist…There Are Countries in Africa That Are Indeed Hellholes”

Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece Alveda King defended President Donald Trump on Saturday.

Democrats and the liberal media were outraged this week after it was reported that President Trump questioned senators on why the United States should continue to bring in migrants from bad nations.

Democrats and their media immediately began calling the president a racist over his factual remarks.

On Saturday Dr. Alveda King defended the president.

Alveda King: “President Trump is not a racist and calling him a racist is outrageous and unjust. There are countries in Africa that are indeed hellholes.”

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Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: A City of Millions but Still Without a Sewer System

There are 987,000 people living in Port-Au-Prince and 2.6 million living in the ‘metropolitan’ area. The city does not have a sewer system.

Each night workers descend into manholes and remove raw human waste in buckets.

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Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

Since cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago – most likely by United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal, where the disease is endemic – more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died.

Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.

It’s hard for Americans to imagine what this means.

The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.

Haitian citizens walk through the flooded streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 6, after Hurricane Tomas hit the country. Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 flew CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters over Haitian soil to assess the aftermath of the hurricane in preparation for tentative disaster relief efforts to the region in support of the government of Haiti, MINUSTAH and USAID. Marines and sailors embarked aboard USS Iwo Jima attached to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force concluded humanitarian operations in Paramaribo, Suriname, Nov. 1, for Haiti relief efforts.