Thursday, March 30, 2017

Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas:

President Donald J. Trump to unveil new Whitehouse office with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, privatizing government.

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.

“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,” says President Donald J. Trump, - “I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government.”

The team plans to focus its attention on reimagining Veterans Affairs; modernizing the technology and data infrastructure of every federal department and agency; remodeling workforce-training programs; and developing “transformative projects” under the banner of Trump’s $1,000,000,000,000 ($1 trillion) infrastructure plan, such as providing broadband Internet service to every American. The office will also focus on combating opioid abuse, a regular emphasis for Trump on the campaign trail.

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