Friday, June 30, 2017

Grand Old Party of Misogynists

When President George W. Bush took office, he quickly and quietly disbanded President Bill Clinton’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach — and now President Donald Trump appears to be doing the same thing to President Barack Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls.

The council, created by Obama in 2009 to monitor the impact of policy changes and liaise with women's groups has been defunct while the Trump administration evaluates whether to keep it, according to three senior White House officials.

“We want the input of the various agencies to understand the assets they have so that we make this office additive, not redundant,” said White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

Is that like the redundency of SNAP (food stamps) since there are churches that can take care of the poor in this country?
Initially, it seemed Trump might keep the office. Senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said in February that she expected to oversee it. In April, Hicks said that Ivanka Trump and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell were undertaking an internal review of how to handle the range of issues handled by the office — from health care to pay — and expected to be done by May, but by the third week of June, the status of the office was still in question, with one senior administration official suggesting that it hadn’t been that effective.
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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