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Old 05-08-2019, 04:32 PM   #5778 (permalink)
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Seems crazy that government agencies like the EPA are lead by POTUS appointees. Too much power I say.

If we disconnected executive office from government agencies, they would be free to set rules to achieve the goals which they are tasked with. Of course, it would take cooperation between agencies, since environmental agencies would not sufficiently consider economics, and vice versa. At least this way it isn't political suicide, since it wouldn't be a particular politician raising fuel taxes, but a governmental agency.

As a tangent, why does POTUS get to appoint supreme court justices for life? That job should be just like any other, where we either elect them, or they are internally promoted to the position.
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