Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The tail wagging the dog.

It is my opinion DC needs to get used to a far slower process in any aspect of the federal government. It is the way Donald Trump likes it. Donald Trump will respect his underlings, but, be pushed into carrying out their directives is nothing he will tolerate. He wants control because his base wants him to have control. Remember, this is an anti-mainstream administration. A work day is not going to be one that is so called 'normal.'

Donald Trump wants a smaller bureaucracy that he can manage. He wants hands on decisions without questions. He is not going to expand into 530 empty seats, he will probably eliminate them. 

April 25, 2015
By Lisa Rein

President Trump’s Cabinet secretaries (click here) are growing exasperated at how slowly the White House is moving to fill hundreds of top-tier posts, warning that the vacancies are hobbling efforts to oversee agency operations and promote the president’s agenda, according to administration officials, lawmakers and lobbyists.

The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, the president has advanced just 37 nominees, according to data tracked by The Washington Post and the nonpartisan Partnership for

Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. These posts include the deputy secretaries and undersecretaries, chief financial officers, ambassadors, general counsels, and heads of smaller agencies who run the government day-to-day.

That’s less than half the nominees President Barack Obama had sent to the Senate by this point in his first term.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has publicly expressed frustration with the process, has routinely peppered the White House Personnel Office for updates and called Trump directly to press for faster action on filling vacant jobs at the Interior Department, said two people familiar with his contacts, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity for this report because of the sensitivity of hiring discussions....