(From Fox News)
Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney gave an intricate and often eccentric explanation of redundancy and overlap in federal bureaucracy in a presentation that stunned the president and the press.
“I call this the ‘drain the swamp’ cabinet meeting,” Mulvaney said, adding that it has been about 100 years since the federal government was reorganized at this scale.
He criticized the “Byzantine nature” by which the government regulates, creating headaches for business owners, employees and taxpayers.
Mulvaney said that a salmon in the ocean is governed by the Department of Commerce, but that when the salmon is swimming upstream into freshwater where it breeds, it is governed by Ryan Zinke and the Department of the Interior.
On its way to the breeding grounds, it encounters a fish ladder — a device used to help fish navigate waterfalls and other impediments — that is governed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.