Not even a month before his first budget presentation to our nation, Donald Trump, our 45th President announced he was declaring ABSOLUTE war on waste. Wasting money is NOT okay.
“I want the American people to know that our budget will reflect their priorities. We’ll be directing all of our departments and agencies to protect every last American and every last tax dollar. No more wasted money,” Trump said during a federal budget meeting.
“We’re going to run government smoothly, efficiently and on behalf of the very hard-working taxpayers — something that the taxpayers haven’t seen in a long time,” he said.
Trump has already announced that he has started to save money…and it hasn’t even been a quarter into his Presidency. I don’t know about you, but this is a great sign. Right?
“We’ve already imposed hiring freezes on nonessential government workers, and part of our commitment is to continue to do that for the American taxpayer. We have appointed a Cabinet that knows how to manage dollars wisely. I’ve known many of the folks for a long time. They’ve been tremendous winners … And that’s why I will direct them to manage the country’s dollars and your dollars very wisely,” he said.
Trump has called for an increase in spending to beef up the military and fortify our nation’s borders, this will also as planned, tackle the growing federal deficit.
“We have enormous work to do as the national debt doubled over the last eight years,” the president said. “I’ve only been here for four weeks, so I can’t take too much of the blame for what’s happened. But it is absolutely out of control.”
“Trump said Washington has a “moral duty to the taxpayers (which) requires us to make our government leaner and more accountable.”
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are a couple among the various areas that are often cited as places that Trump wants to cut spending.
We can also expect cuts at the Energy and Commerce Departments and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Stephen Moore, a Heritage Foundation economist, said that although some programs might be popular, Republicans have to make good on their promises to change how Washington spends.
“I think it’s an important endeavor to try to get rid of things that are unnecessary,” Moore said. “The American public has a lot of contempt for how government is run in Washington, in no small part because there is so much waste.”
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