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Source: Western Journalism

GOP House Revives 140-Year-Old Rule That Has Swamp-Dwelling Bureaucrats Sweating Bullets

D.C. swamp creatures beware ...

by Chris Golden January 6, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has promised repeatedly to "drain the swamp" in Washington and — if we were to follow the metaphor — the Republican-controlled Congress will likely act as the pump.

While Trump has been busy laying the groundwork for clearing away the political muck, banning lobbyists from serving in his administration and pushing for an amendment to introduce term limits to Congress, among other measures, the men and women of the House and Senate will eventually do the heavily lifting.

Now, the House of Representatives may be making the biggest move yet in that direction, thanks to the revival of a 140-year-old rule.

For those of you who may have forgotten in the age of executive orders and actions, changes in federal law are supposed to originate in Congress, making the legislative branch the key to ending Washington's toxic culture.

Now, according to The Washington Post, the GOP-controlled House has used the first week of the new Congress to reinstate the Holman Rule, an 1876 provision that can use an amendment to an appropriations bill to reduce the salary of an individual government employee to $1.

The rule would let lawmakers target civil servants who abuse their posts but still have union protections. The rule could, for instance, have been used on former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, locus of the IRS' intimidation scandal.

While Lerner faced minimal consequences for her wide-ranging role in the scandal — she refused to reveal much of anything to congressional investigators — The Weekly Standard pointed out that she received $129,000 in bonuses and a yearly pension that could top $100,000.

And, as The New York Times reported in April of 2015, when it came to the VA scandal in which government employees had manipulated wait times for veterans seeking appointments, "the real number of people removed from their jobs is … at most, three."

However, The Washington Post made the re-emergence of the Holman Act sound like an incipient, low-key, dictatorial purge.

“The use of the rule would not be simple; a majority of the House and the Senate would still have to approve any such amendment," the Post reported. "At the same time, opponents and supporters agree that the work of 2.1 million civil servants, designed to be insulated from politics, is now vulnerable to the whims of elected officials.”

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5 comments:

  1. They are also usingthe SOROS NAZI Quantum fund with Clinton based offshore and not registered with the Security services , as Sosos himself stated they donthave to follow rules at all . it would be very interesting to see his trades on 911, My guesss is thats where the missing 8 trillion is .

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  2. They are almost all lawyers who defnd crooks as a living , they should be barred from politics , they have been a disaster .. Gov are Scocialists they all feed off taxpayers , its like out of control mafia , if you dont give them your loot they lock you up .. So taxpayers pay for public service jobs who also charge fees again to do anything then transfer to the privatization sector mostly run by the CIA after the Reagan bill to expand them into private business . URBER IS AN EXAMPLE . No one can compete with them , they pay no taxes and as they take overall aspects of pubic service your paying double and they still cant do the job . Its a friggen racket .

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  3. BUT THE BANKSTERS RUN BY ROTHSCHILD WARBERG STILL MAKE THEIR OWN RULES OF WAR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS , WHILE THEY HOOVER UP THE LOOT AND ARE ABOVE GOVERNMENT , THATS NOT A REPUBLIC .

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  4. Ask anyone, friend, family, a stranger, "what has government done for "We the People" that's positive, in say... the last 35 years or so and I think that they would be hard-pressed to come up with a suitable answer.

    It's no wonder that Congress's approval ratings are in the single digits.

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  5. These attorneys and bankers have colluded since before the the 1860s. They created a second citizen with the 14th amendment and defined DC as a person. So unless you check the box you are a United States Citizen, get a voting card that started with "freed" slaves, you cannot vote in any election even if you are a state national born in one of the 50 states. Since when does the constitution that states created for the purpose of a small federal government to operate under its own from of government to make everyone else in the country one of their employees and subjects thereto the United States, UN, Federal Reserve and other unconstitutional deals they made a a corporation that owes we the people of the states our rights and protections as the owners and primary creditors? We are payin for all of it. What scum bags that they will not admit their wrongdoing and start doing the job they are hired for instead of supporting the feudal system taking bribes to screw us.

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