Thursday, April 13, 2017

Just like the Secretary of Education, the new head of the EPA is demanding additional security.

Okay was that a gunshot? Did anybody else hear a gunshot? I need some more damn security.
Courtesy of Quartz:

The administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, historically, has had some measure of government-funded personal security detail. Agents routinely picked Gina McCarthy from the airport, for example, or accompanied her on site visits during her time as EPA administrator from July 2013 to Jan 2017. But Scott Pruitt, the new EPA chief, wishes to be guarded 24/7. 

While the draft budget for the EPA obtained by the Washington Post this month shows massive cuts to environment, health, and climate change programs—including the elimination of a program to prevent childhood exposure to lead paint—it also includes a request to hire 10 additional security guards to create an around-the-clock personal security detail for Pruitt, the New York Times reports. 

The Times calls it a first for an EPA chief, and notes that the 10 additional agents would more than double the agency’s current security staff, which has hovered between six and eight agents in recent years. Similarly, security detail for education secretary Betsy DeVos has reached unprecedented levels: Typically, the secretary of education is guarded by about six agents from within the Department of Education. Since her contentious confirmation, DeVos has been under the protection of the US Marshals Service, costing $8 million over eight months.

So we reported earlier on the request from Betsy DeVos for additional security after she was blocked by a protester from entering a school, which seems completely unnecessary, but what in the hell does an EPA chief have to fear?

This just makes me wonder at the severity of the policies that Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt are planning for their agencies.

If they believe they will result in attempts on their lives, that should give all of us pause.

43 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:42 AM

    They are becoming a "bunker" administration.

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    1. Anonymous10:22 AM

      I think it has been from the start. Virtually all of the cabinet heads and major agency heads are millionaires, if not billionaires. It must terrify them to think that they might have to come into some contact with ordinary US citizens, people like you and me. They accepted the jobs; they should live with the consequences. Politics and government are not for the faint hearted.
      Beaglemom

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  2. Anonymous5:08 AM

    No wonder Trump has to cancel a lot of the programs for children and senior citizens.

    Trump needs that money to pay for his $3,000,000 golf trips to Mar-A-Lago, his trips to his other golf courses and properties, extra Secret Service details to protect Barron and Melania while they are perched in their golden tower in New York, all that extra Secret Service for Trump's children and grandchildren while they play and conduct personal family business trips, extra security for the Secretary of Education and head of the EPA as well as extra Secret Service for Kellyanne Conway and others.

    For being conservatives, this administration is breaking America.

    Forgot, extra Secret Service to protect Trump because America hates himm.

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    1. Anonymous5:37 AM

      Who ever said that Trump was conservative? He lives in a gilded palace in NYC, after all.
      Beaglemom

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  3. Anonymous5:17 AM

    NBC News:
    Trump's Mar-a-Lago Travel Triggers Cost and Ethics Concerns

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — Before calling the White House home, Donald Trump used to wonder why any president would ever leave.

    "If you're in the White House, who wants to take a vacation?" he once asked a campaign crowd in Spencer, Iowa. Noting the limited time a president has there, he criticized President Obama for vacationing "when there's so much work to be done."

    "You're in the White House," he said. "What's better than the White House? Why these vacations?"

    But since his January inauguration, President Trump has spent seven of 13 weekends at his Palm Beach, Florida estate. According to NBC News' estimates by Sunday Trump will have spent 28 percent of his term traveling to or staying at Mar-a-Lago.... 

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-s-mar-lago-travel-triggers-cost-ethics-concerns-n743541

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    1. Anonymous5:36 AM

      Stop complaining, Donald Trump is our president you sore losers.

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    2. Virginia5:49 AM

      Oh go fuck yourself, 5:36.

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    3. Anonymous5:49 AM

      @5:36
      He's YOUR prezzie, baby. Not mine.

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    4. 5:36, are you proud of saying stupid things? What is wrong with you to think Americans don't have a right to question what their elected government is doing?

      What is wrong with you to think Americans don't have a right to question how their tax dollars are being spent?

      What is wrong with you to think Americans don't have a right to question why trump is so loathe to spend time doing his job?

      What is wrong with you to think Americans don't have a right to call out trump's jaw-dropping hypocrisy?

      "Sore losers" is a stupid term to use. You know damn well you supported every criticism, warranted or not, along with outright lies, against President Obama.

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    5. Anonymous7:09 AM

      5:36, the only people who bring up the election are republicans. We are talking about the administration now. Do try to keep up.

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    6. Anonymous7:51 AM

      @7:09AM

      I LOVE YOU, you totally cracked me up with that! And you're so right. I'm stealin' it.

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    7. Anonymous9:35 AM

      He is President to all you little sore assed lefties. And you all need it the most. Time to ween you crybabies off the titty and make better Americans out of all of you.

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    8. Anonymous9:56 AM

      @anon 9:35am
      You really need to get out of the trailer park and learn how to spell at a second grade level before posting.

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    9. Anonymous10:32 AM

      The two Trump supporters here are a perfect example of the mood of many of the lower and middle class people who voted for Trump.

      They, even through the haze of the dim intelligence, have come to realize that their "great white savior" is nothing more than a con man who makes Barack Obama look like a staunch fiscal conservative.

      I understand their anger, they were sold a bill of goods and now they are transferring their anger to anyone who criticizes their flawed candidate. For some strange reason they will defend this shyster even though he's turning them upside down to empty their pockets. It's gotta be tough to remain a "Proud Deplorable" these days.

      They are going to lose their healthcare, their children could possible be drafted into the military to fight the countless conflicts that Trump has brewing or be forced to enlist as our new educational standards will insure that they won't be qualified for jobs in 21st century growth-industries. Their taxes are going up to pay for a wall that may or may not be built, all while they watch Trump hemorrhage money on his lavish lifestyle and enhanced security for his vast extended family and cabinet appointees, all while he cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

      I mean really, who wouldn't be a little disappointed?

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    10. Anonymous2:45 PM

      T.Rump is the illegitimate usurper occupying the White House. Just waiting for Congress to do their job, impeach, try for treason and imprison the cheeto haired, loofah-faced shitgibbon. And his complicit and concubine(s) offspring.

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  4. Anonymous5:35 AM

    It was Trump who has allowed the mentally ill to have guns. Maybe Pruitt and DeVos should tell their boss to put limits on gun availability?

    Or maybe the two frightened administrators should share the cost of Betsy's brother's mercenary army for protection? Just leave us out of it. People who head governmental bodies should not be all about destroying those bodies and doing as much damage as possible to the citizenry while they're at it.
    Beaglemom

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  5. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Pay your taxes America, this is going to be an expensive administration. Trump has only been President since January and has 4 years to go minus 100 days.

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    1. Anonymous10:33 AM

      Never fear, tax rates will increase for the 99% while the 1% will enjoy a lower rate than they have for quite some time.

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  6. What is with all these chickenshit republican gun-humping 2A worshippers? Why are they so askeered of their constituents? Isn't strapping on a gun the foolproof way to ensure they can take down any stupid libtard who attacks them?

    With as much threatening invective as republicans aim at Democrats, the Democrats aren't spending all their time plundering the treasury for extra security.

    Boohoo, cowardly republicans. What a pathetic pack of losers this administration is.

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    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      lol.

      sure thing.

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    2. Anonymous10:04 PM

      Trump is a traitor & his supporters are quislings.

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  7. Anonymous7:10 AM

    JE$U$!
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/history-writer-jesus-probably-never-existed-heres-why-christianity-emerged-anyway/

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  8. Anonymous7:14 AM

    I have no words left to describe those working to harm usa citizens. I only hope now that the military and law enforcement are preparing to remove them from our world today.

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      Are you advocating death sentences, by having them removed from our world?
      I bet you have PLENTY of words left. I see more of them down below at 7:20. You have a new age preacher tone to your comments.

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    2. Anonymous9:30 AM

      Elections have consequences 7:14. This is called policy. Happens with every new administration. They have the privilege of implementing their policy.

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    3. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Not when it is unconstitutional, they don't

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    4. Anonymous4:20 PM

      @anon 7:50am
      Being guilty of treason is a death sentence, hanging.

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    5. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Oh you poor confused angry little liberal nutcase snowflake 4:20.

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  9. Anonymous7:19 AM

    OT>
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jason-chaffetz-billboard-utah_us_58ef5a1de4b0b9e984899959?gv&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  10. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Witnessing each day of this crime against America is cancerous. It has gone on long enough. Those involved in this crime will suffer a fate unlike we have ever witnessed.

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    1. Anonymous9:28 AM

      lol. What is the crime again?

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    2. Anonymous2:47 PM

      Treason, to start.

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    3. Anonymous4:19 PM

      @ 9:28am
      Treason, sedition, lying under oath, abuse of federal funds, illegal hiring practices.....to start with.

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    4. Anonymous7:16 PM

      lol, so why no charges then 4:19?

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  11. Anonymous7:52 AM

    OT?" prosecutors to begin charging anyone "harboring" three or more undocumented immigrants with felony harboring statutes. This will mean a father with three family members can now face years of prison time for putting a roof over his families head. "
    "The Trump administration has abandoned the Obama administration's promise to no longer contract with private prisons. Private prison companies like The GEO Group and CoreCivic Inc. lead the industry and have contracts with the federal government and specifically the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

    As Attorney General Sessions fills these private prisons, he is making money."

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/04/sessions-getting-rich-filling-private

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  12. Anonymous8:04 AM

    OuTed:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/12/transgender-survivor-contestant-zeke-smith-outed-on-national-television.html?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning

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    1. Anonymous8:17 AM

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-jr-triggered-chick-fil-a

      "Mocks 'Triggered' LGBT Students"

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  13. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Good News:
    https://thinkprogress.org/soaring-demand-for-global-solar-53f11bcaa89e

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  14. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Pay your taxes America, this is going to be an expensive administration/golfing/personal business trips.

    Trump has only been President since January and has 4 years to go minus 100 days.

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    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      Impeachment much sooner seems an option - particularly after the 2018 election.

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  15. Anonymous9:57 AM

    All these repuglicans in tRump's administration sure are as cowardly as the draft dodging tRump.

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  16. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Fearless Girl case?:
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/04/12/the_charging_bull_sculptor_is_right_fearless_girl_should_go.html

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  17. Anonymous11:34 AM

    If they want security, buy insurance they all pay into it.

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