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I’m the last one for practical politics. That said, even I enjoyed yesterday’s festivities. An old feeling of nostalgia crept over me. Refreshing like a pleasant anesthetic. But I fear it is wearing off.

I saw this story a day before Trump swore the oath of office as the 45th President.

 

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the treasury, Steve Mnuchin, said at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday he would like to increase the size of the IRS.

Mnuchin said that while some have questioned, including himself, the number of employees at the IRS, he would consider increasing the size of the labor force.

“The IRS headcount has gone down quite dramatically, almost 30 percent over the last number of years. I don’t think there is any another government agency that has gone down 30 percent. Especially for an agency that collects revenues, this is something that I’m concerned about,” Mnuchin said.

“Perhaps the IRS just started with way too many people. I am concerned about the staffing of the IRS,” Mnuchin told the Senate panel.

I think it’s in the Constitution somewhere that any executive at the IRS, The Treasury, and the Fed has to have worked previously at Goldman Sachs, as Mnuchin has. Maybe in Article 69… Or 666…

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Business Insider.

I’ve previously expressed a theory about Trump and the banksters, that he’s trying to keep his enemies closer, so to speak. If not, then it appears that Hillary’s faction won anyway, sans the old bag.

Despite the personnel reductions the IRS has collected record “revenues” in the past few years. And that’s not even it’s intended purpose. Maybe that’s efficiency in government? A good way to do a terrible thing?

A larger IRS would compliment the true mission of the agency – a hammer against the people. That would fly directly in the face of Trump’s incredible inaugural speech yesterday.

Maybe I’m prematurely over-reacting here. But I do not love or trust the IRS nor anyone from the Satanic House of Sachs. Developing…

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