Following was written by friend who invited her friends to copy and paste. Read it and weep:
"The federal week in review:
1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual
civil service, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1,
effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now
know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and
triple-books those hearings with Trump's first press conference in
months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated
coverage or protest.
House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from
reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to
protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the
Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall
by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.
House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules
enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA
bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not
science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills
- progressive, liberal, libertarian and conservative - need to all wake
up to what is actually happening to our beloved country.