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Scott Pruitt cuts other programs at EPA to fund his own personal guard: wait until you hear his plan

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"While the draft budget for the EPA has massive cuts to environment, health, and climate change programs, it also includes a request to hire 10 additional security guards to create an around-the-clock personal security detail for Pruitt. This Pruittorian Guard would be a first for an EPA director and would be  twice the size of the security staff for the whole agency. Just who is Pruitt worried about?According to Myron Ebell, who led Trump’s EPA transition team, he is at risk from his own employees—and “the left.” And Pruitt isn’t the only one who is adding on some private muscle. Similarly, security detail for Betsy DeVos has reached unprecedented levels: Typically, the sec'y of education is guarded by 6 agents from within the Dept.of Education. Since her contentious confirmation, DeVos has been under the protection of the US Marshals Service, costing $8 million over eight months."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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