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“Massive incompetence” and top-level vacancies hamper Trump Administration

“Trump Administration Losing 94 Percent of Lawsuits Over Illegal Policy Changes”

“Federal agencies under Trump are losing suits at a record rate, largely because of massive incompetence”

  • Editor’s note: The public is well aware of the turn-over from incompetence and greed of Trump cabinet members and other appointees. So with such massive incompetence, how are Trump and his appointees expected by his base to eliminate the Federal Reserve and have a suitable plan in-place to put the U. S. on the gold standard in the aftermath?

“The Trump administration is losing court battles at an unprecedented rate, with many losses coming because officials failed to follow basic rules in changing policy.

“Federal judges have ruled against the administration at least 63 times since Trump took office, The Washington Post reported. Two-thirds of those cases involved complaints that the administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act, a 1946 law that set procedural requirements that federal agencies must follow when unilaterally changing policies or regulations.

“The normal “win rate” for the government in such cases is about 70 percent, the Post reported, but according to the Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law, the Trump administration’s win rate in these cases in just 6 percent,” by Igor Derysh, Salon Magazine. Read more

“Help Wanted: Trump administration riddled with vacancies”

“The president has yet to nominate people for nearly 140 top-level positions, which experts say is hampering his long-term goals.”

“More than two years after then-President-elect Donald Trump said he wanted his Cabinet officials to look the part, his administration is filled with actors — but probably not in the way he intended.

“A large ensemble of acting agency heads have been cast in temporary roles across the administration, and that can hamper how the agencies do their jobs, government experts tell NBC news.

“In the Cabinet alone, there is an acting secretary of defense, an acting interior secretary and an acting chief of staff.

“There’s also an acting United Nations ambassador (a position the administration is downgrading to sub-Cabinet level), an acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and an acting Drug Enforcement Agency administrator.

“As the Trump administration grappled earlier this month with whether to ground a Boeing airliner involved in two deadly crashes, acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Daniel Elwell was in charge. The agency, which has a budget of over $16 billion, more than 47,000 employees and oversees nearly 50,000 flights a day, has been without a permanent administrator since Michael Huerta ended his five-year term in January 2018,” quoiting Dereh Gregorian, NBC News. Read more

Posted by Steve on March 31, 2019 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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