How does one make America great again?
Cutting costs would be job #1 and creating a bunch of jobs would be…um…job #2. President-elect Donald Trump has been tackling both jobs with vigor since winning the election and even before he officially takes his commander-in-chief position.
He has already made a number of moves to cut costs, including going to Boeing to price out a new F-18 Super Hornet for the military, and the recent announcement that Trump is going to take a hatchet to Washington’s bloated government.
Yes, Donald Trump has spent considerable time since winning the election talking about the need to “drain the swamp” of political corruption and cronyism encircling Washington, D.C., and its many halls and trappings of power.
And weeks ago, he took his own step toward that path, telling Boeing that the $4 billion its designers estimated Air Force One would cost was not a feasible or satisfactory price.
So Boeing went back to the drawing table.
And now? The CEO has a new tune to sing.
“Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Tuesday he and Donald Trump are ‘on the same page’ about simplifying the requirements for the next generation Air Force One in an effort to bring down the price tag,'” the Political Insider reported, citing Politico. ‘We made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process, streamlining certification by using commercial practices,’ Muilenburg told reporters after their second meeting at Trump Tower in New York. ‘All of that is going to provide a better airplane at a lower cost, so I’m pleased with the progress there.'”
The current president, Barack Obama, by comparison, is about to end his White House run with about $100 million in vacation expenses.
What a difference. You know, with Trump in the White House, it’s like the adults are back in charge. Soon enough, the days of endless spending, endless flying of Air Force One, endless politicking and campaigning on the taxpayer dime, will be things of the past.
Say what you will about Trump; like him or hate him. But even his detractors have to admit that his business acumen and his no-nonsense approach to working for what one has will be a huge improvement over the past eight years of spend now, pay later attitude.
Debt, no matter Republican or Democrat in ideology, is never good for a nation.
Source: The Political Insider