What Could Go Wrong?

“Gonna buy me some Mousies and ‘Nip!”

Oh, this is not good at all:

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS GIVING POLITICAL APPOINTEES POWER OVER APPORTIONING FEDERAL FUNDS

Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought transferred the authority to make apportionment decisions from career staff to political appointees.

Vought took over as acting director in January 2019, when Prznint McGrifter hired then-OMB Director Mick-the-Knife Mulvaney as his chief of staff. Vought was FINALLY confirmed by the Republican Senate as last month — thus making this memo (one of?) his first moves in his official capacity as director.

The career staff at OMB has been responsible for signing off on the legality of the federal government’s spending. Now, people without training or expertise, who are there primarily to advance The 4th Reich’s agenda have that authority. So Congress authorizes money and this guy can tell the departments how to divvy it up? I think it’s starve a cold and feed a fever, but it is always starve the oversight and gimme the cheddar to a grifter.

But wait! There’s more!

Vought’s memo gives himself authority to approve apportionment decisions himself. Cool, cool.

If you read the article, you will learn that Vought’s highlight reel includes: illegally withholding aid funds to help Hair Füror extort Ukraine and defying a congressional subpoena to answer questions about it.

So, we got that working for us.

 

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9 Responses to What Could Go Wrong?

  1. The smash and grab segment of the criming has begun….

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  2. w3ski4me says:

    We seem to be in freefall. “Grab the Money and run” time. The regular grifting was horrible but contained, compared to what they are up to now. Rip, Rape, and Run seems to be their motto.
    Not just the financial grifting, but even opening up conserved areas for exploitation, as well as reversing any law that would affect our air and or water.
    It’s as though he is aware that he is on the way out and wants to strip every single good thing from the land before he goes. If that isn’t his goal, there surely won’t be anything left but debt and ruined earth after his first term. Short sided, to say the least.
    I don’t want to imagine what he will do after losing the election and before January. He will have way too much time to complete his plundering. His little grubbies could still inflict much pain upon a devastated country like ours.
    w3ski

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    • julesmomcat says:

      I predict he will declare Martial Law, and order U.S. troops to take all municipal, county, and state officials into custody, never to be seen again. Our only true hope of stopping him installing his dictatorship, is if the Joint Chiefs of Staff discover their cojones, take him into custody, and physically remove his useless ass from the WH, and into a jail cell.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    [Siren sound. w3ski pulls over] Grammar Cop: “Sir, do you know why I pulled you over? No? My job is to Correct & Serve, and I noticed your usage of ‘short sided,’ when I believe you meant ‘short-sighted.’
    I’m going to let you off with a warning this time, but try to not let it happen again.”

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  4. roket says:

    Makes me wonder how the republicans will feel when Biden inherits this same policy. Oopsie.

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    • Lol, Roket you keed. It will , of course, be The Greatest Scandal In American History Since BenghazzzzzIIIIIII!!!!11!!!ELEVENTY!!!.

      The NYT will deforest the entire northern boreal forest for newsprint to document the turrible turrible way Biden is [checks notes] lawfully using his presidential power to accomplish things in the face of the fanatic Republican resistance to anything a Democrat does.

      Fox news will be nothing but howler monkeys throwing shit at the teevee screen all the time, and the Tea Party II: Q Boogaloo will start firebombing congressional town halls.

      [listens to voice in the headset]

      I’m sorry, I am informed that the previous paragraph will apply from the moment Biden takes the oath of office, which will somehow be considered illegal by the firebombing howler monkeys.

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  5. sos says:

    “I get a car and I get a boat and I get a new house and I get … “

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