President Donald Trump could be on the verge of his greatest victory — and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer never saw it coming.
With the U.S. government shutdown heading towards it’s 26th day, experts have start speculating on the long-term plans of the White House.
If Trump’s goal was to totally “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., like he promised voters, then he’s less than four days away from total victory — and it’s something the Democrats and the mainstream media never saw coming.
To understand why, one must understand what it’s like to manage the federal government and the hundreds of thousands of employees that work inside the nation’s capital.
Critics have long complained that in the bureaucratic nightmare of D.C. politics, it’s almost impossible to fire government employees. It simply doesn’t matter how incompetent, disloyal, or lazy a federal employee is… once they’re in a job, they’re extremely hard to remove.
All they have to do is show up on time, and they’ll have a job for life.
It’s led to many of the problems of the so-called “Deep State.” Put simply, it is entrenched government bureaucrats that have tried to undermine the Trump administration because of the White House’s promise to reduce government waste and cut back on spending.
It has been a legal nightmare for the Trump administration, but technically there’s not much the president can do…
Unless federally employees were furloughed for over 30 days.
Then, thanks to technical rules, the Trump administration is legally free to release anyone they want from their contract. And the White House can do so without cause — which saves a mountain of paperwork.
No lawsuit threats. No mass walkouts. No strikes. No paperwork.
Don’t want to work for the Trump administration? Bye-bye!
And just like that: no more “Deep State.”
The plan was hinted at by a senior Trump administration official in an anonymous op-ed in The Daily Caller.
“On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country,” the author wrote. “I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don’t feel like doing what they are told, they don’t.
“Why would they?” the article asks. “We can’t fire them. They avoid attention, plan their weekend, schedule vacation, their second job, their next position — some do this in the same position for more than a decade.”
The problem runs deep, the author claimed.
“Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president’s agenda,” the author wrote. “This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president’s agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them. Until the shutdown.”
In other words, anyone that’s a hardworking employee is well-known. The honest workers that rely on their jobs… that work hard every day… that serve their country above themselves? They are all safe.
But after two years, the Obama-era “Deep State” bureaucrats are also well-known to the Trump administration.
In just three days, the White House can finally start clearing house.
And Schumer and pals never saw it coming.
— Stephen Dietrich is the Associate Publisher of The Horn News