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Reorg of federal government expected soon

In the coming weeks, the Trump administration is expected to release a plan to make sweeping changes to reorganize the federal government, Politico reports.

Some of most significant changes will be a renaming of the Health and Human Services Department and moving safety net programs, such as food stamps from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to HHS, and making cuts to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, according to the article.

It is unclear how HHS will be reshuffled, but sources say its new name would emphasize programs that provide assistance to low-income people, and it would potentially restore the term “welfare” into the title of the department, the article notes, adding that moving nutrition programs from USDA would be a significant blow to the agency, as the programs make up about three-quarters of the department’s budget.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018 Ralph McClurkin Maryland

The safety net is being shredded so that millionaires and billionaires can enjoy their massive tax cut🤫

Sat, Jun 16, 2018

There is no one competantand honest in Congress or Senate. Look they have taken lessons from the Clintons, Obamas and Bush Jr. Management minions in government are there to intimidate, belittle, anger, cheat and provide ample means for themselves to excell in cheating, writing each other up for bonuses and trips along with ignoring civil service law and regulations. Onece term limits are enacted and the managementr minions in government are reduced we may then have a chance at an honest new way of operating the establishment.

Sat, Jun 16, 2018

No more federal Department of Education.

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 Martha

To those who want less government, or believe that such a condition would be less costly, please think again. Do you truly want to hire your own air traffic controllers when you fly, have a private group of mercenaries to protect your property, argue with the bank when they use your deposits for their own purposes and roll the dice with your food supply ? ( or revert to raising, slaughtering and processing your own beef, chicken and lamb, milking your own cows, etc?). What would you be willing to pay per mile to build your own highways? Per hour to maintain your own courts, jails, and justice system? Would you like to revert to quitting your own job in order to home school your children, or do you want to cross your fingers that the medical staff who delivers and treats those children is even minimally qualified ? These are the purposes of a government and a tax system, to do those things for the general welfare that an individual may not. Please put aside the notion that government should operate " more like a business" and understand that when and where it does, you will be paying user fees, application fees, audit fees, inspection fees, etc.

Fri, Jun 15, 2018 Billy Pilgrim

Corporate welfare!

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