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by puma guy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: House Bill Would Disband Scandal-Plagued ATF
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: House Bill Would Disband Scandal-Plagued ATF

2farnorth wrote:TAM, I agree about the IRS. The ATF was not as political until Janet Reno (that I'm aware of). I didn't have that much involvement with them 'til the late 80s and then still it was not a lot. After that some of involvement was ATF agents that were on loan to the Secret Service during the presidental campaign season.
Yes I agree that it would be hard to weed out the political hacks that were set into various levels in the last 8 years. IMHO many are sleepers that will set out to embarrass Mr. Trump when they get opportunities. They were set in place to do Obama/Hillary's bidding .

I would rather that the IRS be disbanded but I don't hear anyone introducing serious legislation to make that happen. :grumble
Every ATF agent I encountered back in the 60's and 70's was arrogant, gun un-friendly. I only had them come a few times, mostly audits, though one was a followup on a weapon we sold that was used in a homicide. Normally the feds wouldn't have been involved, but the guy bought it here in Texas and took it to Louisiana and murdered someone. I actually remembered the guy who had purchased the rifle, a Model 336 Marlin 30-30.

BTW Using the post title "Scandal -Plagued" as criteria for disbanding - what agency-bureaucracy under Obama hasn't had a scandal?
by puma guy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Federal
Topic: House Bill Would Disband Scandal-Plagued ATF
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Re: House Bill Would Disband Scandal-Plagued ATF

TexasJohnBoy wrote:
OlBill wrote:$1.2 billion.

5,000 people
Budget and employees?

I'm sure that most of those employees would still be employed by the IRS, FBI or DEA. The jobs they perform would still need to be performed within the agencies that take over the responsibilities of the dissolved ATF.

As far as budget, last time I looked at the deficit and debt, they could use less spending.
We could give all of them shovel ready jobs. Burying all the regulations put in place over the last eight years.

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