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actual 'Draining the Swamp' is underway
01/23/21 12:38 PM
The jackass "that used to be in office" used that phrase to fool his followers
in to thinking he was going to improve things when in actuality he was planning
dictatorship with arranging things to be like Third Reich style or on level of
With Biden now in office, time to look back on the crap that the troublemakers
working for the jackass had been trying to do and what is in process of being
having to be drained from the swamp.
Thankfully Pompeo is out along with many of the scumbag senior officials.
First name: Ajit Pai Is Officially Gone (from FCC)
Gigantic Asshole Ajit Pai Is Officially Gone (from FCC). Good Riddance
Pai stood out among the sea of Trump’s corrupt political employees because he was effective and he survived the entire administration. The former Verizon lawyer fought against net neutrality and won, then danced the Harlem Shake on its grave in one of the biggest cringe videos ever posted online. “By the time I turn in my badge, I will have spent a total 4,557 days working here,” Pai said in a goodbye video posted to his personal Twitter account. That’s almost 4,500 days of a giant coffee cup, embarrassing posts, and bad policy. The consequences of his leadership will be with us for decades. He rolled back decades of regulation and transferred power to broadband companies on an unprecedented scale.
Here is a list of harmful nonsense Pai and his FCC did over the last four years:
Killed net neutrality
Approved T-Mobile / Sprint merger
Repeatedly released reports that claimed U.S. broadband is fine
Defended murder of net neutrality in court
Flubbed Puerto Rico hurricane disaster response
Slow-walked and obstructed investigation into telecom company sale of your location data
Said FTC would protect net neutrality (it didn’t, and couldn’t)
Falsely claimed killing net neutrality was good for broadband access (it wasn’t)
Refused to brief Congress about telecom companies’ sale of their customers’ phone location data
Helped Comcast and other major telecom companies in their pursuit of monopolistic power
Oversaw America’s falling rank in an annual “Internet Freedom” index
Allowed Verizon to throttle California firefighters’ data while they were fighting unprecedented wildfires
Invented a DDoS attack that shut down the FCC’s net neutrality comment system
Lied to public about that fake DDoS attack that shut down the agency’s net neutrality comment system
Lied to Congress about that fake DDoS attack
Didn’t detect that dead people were leaving comments on net neutrality comment system
Refused to change the definition of ‘broadband’
Demanded $200 to release emails about his giant mug
Allowed scammers to submit fake comments about net neutrality under the names of two sitting senators
Did that dumbass Harlem Shake thing with a pizzagate conspiracy theorist
Became a rubber stamp for Sinclair Media and
Tried to kill a broadband assistance program that subsidized internet connections for the economically unstable and poor
Got a literal gun from the NRA for his “courage” in killing net neutrality
Was investigated by his own agency for alleged corruption as he pushed to dismantle media consolidation rules
Published report claiming broadband market was magically fixed by repealing net neutrality
Ignored 22 million comments supporting net neutrality
Tried to reclassify cell phone data service as “broadband internet”
Allowed phone call rates for incarcerated people to skyrocket
Read article at:
Here are more critters that were also drained.
Biden Has Already Fired Three of Trump's Worst Appointees
Many of Donald Trump’s most notorious appointees, including his cabinet secretaries, resigned shortly before Joe Biden took office. But myriad officials whom Trump installed in the executive branch remained in spite of their antagonism toward the new president’s agenda. Hours into his presidency, Biden has already ousted three of his predecessors’ most unqualified and corrupt appointees. This clean break sends a clear message that Biden will not tolerate hostile Trump holdovers in his administration, including those with time remaining in their terms.
First, Biden terminated Michael Pack, who was confirmed to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media in June. Pack sought to transform the agency, which oversees the international broadcaster Voice of America, into a propaganda outlet for Trump—despite a statutory mandate that prohibits such political interference. He purged the staff of VOA and its sister networks, replaced them with Trump loyalists, demanded pro-Trump coverage, and unconstitutionally punished remaining journalists who did actual reporting on the administration. In a perverse move, he refused to renew visas for foreign reporters who covered their home countries, subjecting them to retribution by authoritarian regimes. Pack also illegally fired the board of the Open Technology Fund, which promotes international internet freedom, and replaced them with Republican activists. Following whistleblower complaints, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel found a “substantial likelihood” that Pack had violated federal law and engaged in “gross mismanagement.” He was eight months into his three-year term when Biden demanded his resignation shortly after taking the oath of office. In his resignation letter, Pack complained that his termination “will long be viewed as a partisan act” without any apparent sense of irony.
Besides Pack, Biden also removed/fired high ranking management members that Pack brought
in attempt to transform Voice of America news in to a Trump political propaganda
organization that only would talk good stuff about Trump....and not mention anything else
including actual news.
Back to article...
Second, Biden sacked Kathleen Kraninger, who was confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2018. Kraninger, who had no previous experience in consumer protection, immediately tried to undermine the agency’s role as a watchdog for the financial sector. She scrapped a landmark rule that restricted predatory payday lending, pressuring staff to downplay the resulting harm to consumers. And she refused to enforce a federal law that protected military personnel against a broad range of predatory lending. Her decision yanked federal support from military families who were defrauded by lenders. In the midst of the pandemic, Kraninger also approved a rule that allows debt collectors to harass Americans with limitless texts and emails demanding repayment. Through the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress gave the CFPB’s director significant independence by barring the president from firing her over political disagreements. In 2020, though, the Supreme Court found this protection unconstitutional. Kraninger supported that decision, which paved the way for her termination on Wednesday. Had the court upheld the agency’s independence, Kraninger could have remained in office through the end of 2023.
Third, Biden demanded the resignation of Peter Robb, who was confirmed as the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel in 2017. The NLRB was created to enforce federal laws that guarantee workers the right to form a union and bargain collectively. Yet Robb is vehemently anti-union; during his tenure, he tried to limit employees’ free speech, give managers more leeway to engage in wage theft, hobble unions’ ability to collect dues, and prevent employers from helping workers organize. He also tried to seize near-total control of the agency by demoting every regional director and consolidating power in his office. If successful, this gambit would’ve given him unprecedented authority to bust existing unions and prevent new ones from forming. Robb’s term is set to end in November, but Biden has authority to fire him before then. On Wednesday evening, Robb announced that he would not step down voluntarily, stating that his resignation “would set an unfortunate precedent.” (In reality, the precedent has already been set: President Harry Truman demanded the resignation of NLRB general counsel Robert N. Denham in 1950 over political disputes.) Robb’s decision required Biden to fire him outright.
Besides the preliminary Swamp draining, Biden has done other reversals such as this:
Biden admin Wednesday unfroze $27.4 billion in government funding that Trump locked
And GOP rabblerousers were saying old man Biden has no stamina compared to the
jackass. Biden has stamina and them some compared to the jackass. Biden
doesn't need any lackeys and butt kissers around to praise him for signing