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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:47 PM

Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies

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Source: the hill





By Brett Samuels - 11/28/20 05:05 PM EST


President-elect Joe Biden’s picks for Cabinet posts will face dual challenges upon taking office: implementing policy and restoring morale and public trust after four years of the Trump administration.

President Trump arrived in Washington, D.C., four years ago with a pledge to "drain the swamp." And while he failed to root out special interests, he succeeded in driving out a number of career government officials or diminishing their influence.

Trump regularly undercut career officials and policy experts during his time in office, and the Biden transition team — staffed with career officials and policy experts — cautioned it would need time to learn to what extent Trump had tried to "hollow out" the federal government.

"We are fully eyes open about the fact that there needs to be a rebuilt trust in government and institutions and what is communicated to the American people," transition adviser Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

Psaki was referring specifically to health agencies after Trump spent the last eight months contradicting his own public health officials about a deadly pandemic and sidelining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from the response.................................


..............The CDC has long been viewed as one of the world's premier health agencies. But its reputation has taken a hit during the pandemic as guidance became politicized, Trump undercut Director Robert Redfield on the importance of mask use and the department's top scientists were all but sidelined as the coronavirus ravaged the country............................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527655-biden-looks-to-career-officials-to-restore-trust-morale-in-government

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riversedge Nov 2020 OP
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #1
msongs Nov 2020 #2
not fooled Nov 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #4
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:19 PM

1. Have to say,it is

 

paramount that experienced ex personnel are brought back to restaff agencies. Yes,it will piss off some people,but,we have to get our vital services back up and running. And newbie's can be blended in as we go.

Someone said,there are thousands of vacancies to fill. Bottom line,DC is not a cheap town to live in.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:45 PM

2. eminent domain the trump hotel and turn it into a dorm for civil servants nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:37 PM

3. Ha!

That's a great idea!

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:52 PM

4. Is not Trump's lease up in late 21 or early 22?

 

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 09:24 AM

5. "Psaki was referring specifically to health agencies"

It wasn't just the "health agencies". Anyone remember this fiasco?



That happened during the late summer of 2019, some 6 months before the pandemic hit, where top appointees in NOAA were sending out press releases that contradicted the NWS meteorologists, notably that of an Alabama WFO.

The journalistic tunnel-vision is incredible.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 10:31 AM

6. Locking

Analysis/opinion... please post in GD instead.
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