TRUMP TAKES THE MAIN STAGE -TONIGHT IS OUR NIGHT

UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR TRUMP’S ADDRESS BEFORE CONGRESS

Great speech from a Great Man.  One observation though; an independent observer most likely would have noticed that those on the left were afflicted by some extraordinary type of ailment, that being their hands were stuck together superglue preventing them from clapping. And the progressives also suffered from Super Glue action on the seat of their pants, stuck to their chairs, obviously failing to rise to this special occasion.

The august halls of Congress will be the scene tonight of the grandest spectacle on earth; to be seen by hundreds of millions. Donald J. Trump, President Trump, will address the body. Of course we have been there before, but this night will be different. Putting it on the line, no political speak, Trump will lay out his plan to “make America great again.”

We expect the Lying, Cheating, Criminal Louts, AKA Democrats, you know, the usual suspects, to go Yellow Pants. They will have their say, but most of all it will fall on deaf ears. For them to be flattened by a roller, in the horizontal position, is something they are not used to – they are not accustomed to be in the prone position. Their main man is gone and their wannabee Lying Criminal literally fell by the wayside. The defeat they suffered in November does not digest easily; they have no other way to express themselves so what do they do? go off with the mouth inciting protests. 

Schumer and Pelosi, two of the most evil sinners alive today are not only beside themselves, but can’t accept the horrific hit and run suffered at the hands of Donald J. Trump. Paving the way for the Trump Agenda was President Barry Soetoro, who obviously didn’t believe in compromise, but ruled by executive order. Trump is now taking the cue and running with it.  Democrats should be familiar with the term, “legislating from the bench.” A slippery slope was paved for the Trump landslide.

The bureaucrat bungler of Big Government will definitely feel the hand of “we the people.” The Tea Party is greatly responsible for the Trump Victory. Big government, the grotesque web of paper pushers, will suffer a bout of diarrhea. 

Largess had its day in the sun, the party is over.  The departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, Housing and Agriculture are on the cutting block. Their budgets will be cut to the bone. This possibility has sent shivers down the spine of the parasites.

Government workers, in all honesty, know that they get paid for doing little or no work; this is true in most countries. This grand theft in broad daylight is larger than the Madoff swindle plus all others combined. Violation of the honest service law are ubiquitous. Click here for the top 25 government blood sucking agencies. 

Employment by agency[edit]

Federal Government executive branch civilian employment,
except U.S. Postal Service, fiscal year 2016[20]
(Employment in thousands)
United States,
U.S. territories,
and foreign countries
Washington, D.C. United States,
U.S. territories,
and foreign countries
Washington, D.C.
Combined Total 2,096 173
Executive departments 1,923 132 Independent agencies 173 41
Defense, total 738 16.5 Social Security Administration 64 0.2
Army 251 2 NASA 17 1
Navy 207 12 Environmental Protection Agency 16 4
Air Force 169 0.5 Securities and Exchange Commission 5 3
Other defense 80 2 General Services Administration 12 4
Veterans Affairs 373 8 Small Business Administration 4 0.8
Homeland Security 192 24 Office of Personnel Management 5 2
Treasury 92 9
Justice 117
Agriculture 97 7 Executive departments (cont.)
Interior 71 4
Health/Human Services (HHS) 87 4 Energy 15 5
Transportation 55 8 State 13 10
Commerce 46 3 Housing/Urban Dev (HUD) 8 3
Labor 16 5 Education 4 3
SOURCE: U.S. Office of Personnel Management

BUREAUCRACY PAYS by MAC ZIMMERMAN

Here’s a story that is emblematic of life in Washington, D.C.: The Department of Veterans Affairs—a well-known sinkhole of mismanagement—handed out more than $142 million in bonuses last year. Taxpayers stumbling across this news might have been surprised by these rewards for bureaucratic incompetence, and perhaps they also got the sense that working for the federal government is a sweet gig. They’re right.

A review of the nation’s capital turns up ample evidence: In a report released last month, Cato Institute budget analyst Chris Edwards calculated that the average federal employee earned $84,153 in 2014—roughly 50% more than the average worker in the private economy. When you include benefits like health care and pensions, the average federal worker’s compensation rises to $119,934—nearly 80% higher than everyone else. “The federal government has become an elite island of secure and high-paid employment,” Mr. Edwards wrote, “separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy.”

Pay for federal employees has grown significantly faster than for private employees. The percentage difference between the two has doubled in the past 25 years. Federal work is more lucrative than the average jobs in finance, information and professional fields.

Moreover, the number of federal employees salaried at more than $100,000 has grown by nearly 10% in the past five years, to more than 300,000. The 1,000 best-paid federal workers make a minimum of $216,000, with most of the highest echelon working at Veterans Affairs. Employees of little-known agencies such as the National Credit Union Administration and the Farm Credit Administration also top the list.

The total cost to taxpayers of federal wages and benefits clocks in at $260 billion. Much of this is concentrated in and around Washington, D.C.—and it shows. Six of the 10 richest counties in the country surround the nation’s capital, according to the Census Bureau. The median household income in these counties ranges from about $98,000 to $118,000, excluding benefits.

It is nearly impossible to get fired from a job in D.C. A 2011 analysis by USA Today found that at many federal agencies—the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, among others—you’re more likely to die on the job than lose it. Thankfully, there’s no waste, fraud or redundancy in the federal government, right?

Now compare the plush life of the bureaucrat with that of the average American. The median household income in September hovered a little above $56,000. That is only 1% higher than in 2009 when the recession officially ended, and 0.5% lower than before the recession began. Meanwhile, consumer prices increased 10.6% over the past six years. Small wonder that 62% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a January analysis by Bankrate.com.

Yet Washington’s success has no doubt contributed to America’s troubles. The Competitive Enterprise Institute estimates that last year the ever-growing regulatory burden cost $1.88 trillion. This translates into about $15,000 a household. No one is spared from these hidden taxes, which lead to higher prices on everyday goods, fewer jobs, slower growth and more.

In other words, Washington, D.C., strides ahead while the rest of America falls further behind. The $142 million in bonuses at Veterans Affairs are only the latest reminder.

Mr. Zimmerman is director of policy at Americans for Prosperity.

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