June 17, 2017

The Lighter Side of Trumpian Deregulation

Crisis? What crisis?
President Trump has rolled back some obsolete but on-going government efforts to combat...Y2K. The fact that this needed to be deregulated is as sad as it is funny.
Seventeen years after the Year 2000 bug came and went, the federal government will finally stop preparing for it.

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would eliminate dozens of paperwork requirements for federal agencies, including an obscure rule that requires them to continue providing updates on their preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century. As another example, the Pentagon will be freed from a requirement that it file a report every time a small business vendor is paid, a task that consumed some 1,200 man-hours every year.

“We’re looking for stuff everyone agrees is a complete waste of time,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters at the White House. He likened the move to the government “cleaning out our closets.”
It's not exactly draining the swamp but at least it's a move that's in the right direction and not the government adding more burden to itself.  Nevertheless I'm sure this will get tied into the Russia collusion investigation by the left.
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