Saturday, November 26, 2016
President Trumps toughest Foe the Bureaucracy
At NYPOST by Betsy McCaughey --
Donald Trump’s triumph over Hillary Clinton presages an even bigger battle ahead against the heart of the Democratic establishment: the federal workforce. This army of bureaucrats — almost 3 million strong — gave Clinton a large majority of their votes and over 90 percent of their campaign contributions.
Expect federal workers and their union bosses to use every trick in the book to block Trump’s reform agenda.
Trump’s ability to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, clean up IRS abuses, roll back job-killing regulations and get taxpayers their money’s worth all hinge on uprooting the entrenched civil service. Newt Gingrich, a top Trump adviser, warns: “If you don’t fix this problem, nothing in government is going to work.”