Trump battles bureaucracy

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump lifted the government hiring freeze he ordered when he took office. A more targeted “drain the swamp” plan will be implemented, the White House reported.

Big government has continued to get bigger for some time, despite presidents’ pledges to hold the line on spending.

When Trump took office, the civilian government payroll, at about 1.4 million, was at its highest ever. The number of non-miliary employees grew 10 percent under former President Barack Obama and 17 percent under his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Let us hope Trump is more successful in cracking down on the bureaucracy.

By Chad Fleck

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