Things certainly do move quickly under this new Trump administration.
Draining the swamp is turning in to a popular move by others in government. Thomas Massie, of Kentucky, wants to shut down the Department of Education.
The Hill reports:
On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead.
Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie’s bill is only a page long, after merely stating the Department of Education would terminate on Dec. 31, 2018.
Massie believes that policymakers at the state and local levels should be responsible for education policy, instead of a federal agency that’s been in place since 1980.
… Seven other Republicans signed on to Massie’s bill: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (Utah) and Reps. Justin Amash(Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Jody Hice (Ga.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Raúl Labrador (Idaho).
It’s not like this is a stretch as far as Trump’s agenda goes. He did promise, during the campaign, to get rid of the DOE.
Huffington Post reminds us of those promises.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Sunday that he would eliminate several federal agencies if he were elected president.
Asked on “Fox News Sunday” how he would cut spending, Trump named the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency as potential targets.
“No, I’m not cutting services, but I’m cutting spending. But I may cut Department of Education. I believe Common Core is a very bad thing. I believe that we should be — you know, educating our children from Iowa, from New Hampshire, from South Carolina, from California, from New York. I think that it should be local education,” Trump said.
Here’s the tweet from Massie as he introduced the bill.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 7, 2017
Eliminating the DOE would certainly save a lot of money, and seriously irritate a lot of liberals.