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Will the U.S. Survive If Big Bird Leaves His Federally Feathered Nest?

by James Lileks

The Washington Post says, “President Trump’s budget proposal this week would shake the federal government to its core,” and of course that’s bad. Nothing can be cut. We’re barely scraping by as it is.

Federal employees are living on hardtack and orange peels as it is, shivering around trash-can fires in shantytown shacks. The last time the EPA wanted to make a new regulation that would keep America’s Kids safe, they had to write it in blood on a napkin they took from the local Subway sandwich shop, and because it was a fairly complex regulation, two people fainted and required a transfusion.

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