On his reality TV show, Donald Trump was famous for saying, "You're fired." As President, he's saying, "We don't need those jobs" in the first place. Republicans aren't the only ones who've complained that government is "bloated," but even after budget cuts, somebody has to be in charge. With high-level vacancies -- from the State Department to FEMA — will the US be prepared for an international crisis, a hurricane or an earthquake? Is it oversight due to inexperience — or top aide Steve Bannon's goal of "deconstructing the administrative state?"
Is Trump 'reducing the size of government' or dismantling it?
Eric Lipton - National reporter for the New York Times - @EricLiptonNYT, Donald Cohen - In the Public Interest - @PubInterest, Rachel Bovard - Heritage Foundation - @Rachel_Bovard, Max Stier - Partnership for Public Service - @rpublicservice