From the start, President-elect Donald Trump said he’d take a hefty slice out of our bloated government.
A big part of his campaign involved the cutting back on big government and this includes federal spending and various welfare programs that have only served to cripple the entire country.
But perhaps the first thing that has to go are the useless government employees who earn gigantic salaries for doing next to nothing. And maybe they’ll be some of the first to hit the pavement after Trump steps into the Oval Office.
Don’t forget that Trump has already discarded all of President Obama’s staff, as well as the ambassadors, so he’s arming up for a whole new team (thankfully).
Now, according to a breaking news report from the Washington Examiner, it seems he has already started down the right path: He has asked his incoming team to chase spending and staffing cuts, and these are going to be significant cuts, too:
“Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.
At least two so-called “landing teams” in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.
The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.”
These reductions are expected to help pay for Trump’s plan to boost the Pentagon’s budget, and it may also be used to help fund the controversial border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, which is already in the works according to the latest reports.
The team will also be looking at staffing cuts over four years, which is more good news and conservatives everywhere are LOVING it. As of right now, federal spending is officially out of control (thanks, Obama), so something absolutely must be done.
Of course, Trump is definitely going to face opposition from Democrats and federal unions but hey, obstacles haven’t stopped the incoming president before.
In fact, chances are, if you oppose Trump too often, you may be looking for a new job sooner than you might expect…and taxpayers are sick and tired of paying for useless government flunkies!
Source: Washington Examiner