Towards the end of the 2016 campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump pledged that if elected, he would aggressively “drain the swamp” that is Washington, D.C.
Now that Trump will officially be sworn in as president on Friday, we have some insight on exactly how he will “drain the swamp,” starting with drastic cuts in wasteful government spending. This comes on the heels of a report suggesting that Trump could cut as much as 20% of the federal workforce!
According to staffers for Trump’s transition team, the incoming president plans to drastically reduce agency budgets as well as eliminate some programs altogether. Finally!
From The Hill:
The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.
Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
During the last 8 years, President Obama has wildly increased America’s national debt, and has recklessly promoted out-of-control spending that will need to be reined in under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration.
For years, Republicans have pledged to massively cut the budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps support the liberal NPR and PBS news outlets. President-elect Trump would finally be able to achieve this goal of eliminating taxpayer funding of such liberal entities and turn it over to the private sector where it belongs.
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