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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:58 PM

Brazil leader fires hundreds of 'left wing' civil servants

Source: Independent

12:00 AM, January 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:41 AM, January 06, 2019

Independent.co.uk

Brazil's new president has authorised the dismissal of civil servants who do not share his far-right ideology, it has been reported.

Having taken office this week, Jair Bolsonaro has launched a purge of left-wing government officials with approximately 300 people expected to be dismissed.

Officials who are seen as being supportive of the previous left-wing and centrist governments will be removed to “clean the house”, Bolsonaro's chief of staff Onyx Lorenzoni said.

“It's the only way to govern with our ideas, our concepts and to carry out what Brazil's society decided in its majority,” Lorenzoni said, according to Die Welt.



Read more: https://www.thedailystar.net/world/africa/news/brazil-leader-fires-hundreds-left-wing-civil-servants-1683652

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:59 PM

1. fascist fuck....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:04 PM

2. and hoping tRump and this dip shit don't converse......that's all the orange blob

needs is to think he can fire anyone who doesn’t agree with him.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:58 PM

5. That is why we have a civil service system where your job is not dependent on political affiliation.

But there are thousands of federal positions that are not civil service; they are appointed by the President. Most of those are vacant right now. The rest are filled with the most incompetent and corrupt fools Trump has been able to find.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:01 AM

7. Local DA is new.

He has 73 attorneys working for him.

He fired 15 after he was on the job a few days. He wants to hire replace them with new attorneys based on "ideology" and "diversity". His words, not mine. If people aren't in line with his philosophy, they're expendable.

It's not federal, but it's the same idea. New guy in town with a different philosophy wants his people to implement his philosophy.

Ideally, these things average out as different presidents (or whoever) cycle through, leaving layers of different appointees, but with extremes filtered out. But not always.

It could be worse. Could be like in Poland. New administration in power felt the need to pack the courts to make sure the courts match the new ruler's judicial thinking. Poland was roundly condemned for the very idea.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:07 PM

3. dangerous.

Seriously dangerous.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 11:42 PM

4. Coming soon: Bolsonaro's death squads, to liquidate opponents and troublemakers

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 12:39 AM

6. He pretty much said he was going to do that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:33 AM

8. Isn't that exactly what Trump is doing with his shutdown?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 10:57 AM

9. Macri did the same in neighboring Argentina

They dismissed 70,000 federal employees (9% of the total); but the number of total federal employees didn't decline.

Why?

Because they just replaced them with right-wing toadies, flunkies, their family members, friends, and (in some cases) mistresses.

As those dismissed were chosen, employees were told their Twitters and Facebooks would be "checked."

In some cases, like the Public Television news staff, they were never replaced (a wet kiss to the 'Argentine Fox News', the Clarín Group).

Here's a nice list of some of the most prominent cases (note the Culture Minister's girlfriend and her apparent theft of film-making equipment):

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/111676969

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