Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Civil rights? What’s that?

Back in March when the outline of the nasty guy’s budget called for gutting most of the federal government I wrote a post that catalogs what the gov’t does. Here are a couple of paragraphs from that post:
Department of Labor. Except perhaps for the Bureau of Labor Statistics this entire department is about defending the worker against the abuse of the corporation. This is entirely about standing up to ranking.

Look again at my descriptions through the lens of ranking at the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Education, Interior, Agriculture, FEMA, and State. All, or a large portion, of these departments have the purpose of standing up to those obsessed with ranking. Will a president obsessed with ranking allow them to continue to exist?
We’re getting a partial answer to that question. From the Washington Post:
The Trump administration is planning to disband the Labor Department division that has policed discrimination among federal contractors for four decades, according to the White House’s newly proposed budget, part of wider efforts to rein in government programs that promote civil rights.

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