There’s bipartisan agreement that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is inefficient, using antiquated and vulnerable computer systems. But after 18 months of trying to eliminate an agency that employs 5,500 bureaucrats, President Trump now says he won’t.
Some 40 percent of farm income now comes from a combination of trade aid (due to the China trade war), disaster assistance, farm subsidies and insurance claims, according to Axios.com. Is American food production, and thus national security, in jeopardy when so many farms derive so much income from sources other than selling food?
President Trump’s punitive tariffs on China lead to $30 billion in new farm bailouts, with no end in sight for these growing subsidies. Will Congress expand funding when the agriculture subsidies hit the legal ceiling this fall? What’s the end game for the president’s trade negotiations? Is it better to have American farmers dependent upon China or upon U.S. taxpayers? Has massive borrowing made the U.S. the richest/poorest country in the world?
Did President Trump and Republicans play a long game to force Democrats to approve the border wall, or does the 11th-hour shutdown crisis demonstrate weakness and stupidity from the GOP, which blew its chance when it controlled two branches of the federal government? Shows like this get produced and distributed worldwide thanks to Members. You […]