Believe it or not one of the most hated members of the Trump Administration is one of the most effective. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, has a way of getting under the skin of the people who hate all things this president stands for.
This week, at an open cabinet meeting, the man who can make complicated systems sound simple was given the floor to explain the efforts to reorganize the government and streamline all the ridiculous waste. Calling it the “drain the swamp” meeting, Mulvaney’s words are a joy to hear.
Anybody else hungry after hearing all the explanations of pizza, eggs, and roast beef sandwiches and who actually regulate them? Not to mention the whole salmon swimming upstream and changing governing bodies depending on which body of water in which it is swimming at any one particular moment.
“This is stupid and it makes no sense.”
“When everyone is in charge, no one is in charge.”
Seriously, where had the Republicans been hiding this guy? He’s great.
At any rate, this reorganization is long overdue and will inspire squealing from all corners of the swamp and their minions.
The Department of Education is slated to go into the Department of Labor since education is all about creating the workforce. (That one alone is going to cause screeching.)
Splitting up some of the Army Corps of Engineers duties…yes. Absolutely. Ports definitely are part of transportation (and commerce) and belong there. Dealing with the rivers, flooding and all that is really interior should be there. No arguments here.
Simplifying permit application procedures…yes, please.
Mulvaney is right that there has been “mission creep” all over the government, and putting things where they can best be dealt with is really the way to go. This has been needed for a long time. Maybe it will actually get done.