Trump to Clear Cut Federal Budget

President Elect Donald Trump has taken on a herculean task of eliminating funding for 72 government programs, saving the government $10.5 trillion dollars and balancing the budget within 10 years.

Given the 2017 Federal Budget is standing at $4.147 for 2017, with Trump’s proposed cuts, the government’s bloated budget would be reduced by a massive 25.3%.

Government workers were previously shaking in their khakis at a thought of a 10% reduction in the budget.

Cuts include the obvious, like defunding Planned Parenthood, and global warming offices and studies, but also eliminates spending on the following as an example:

Job Corps
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
Environmental Justice Programs
National Clean Diesel Campaign
Land and Water Conservation Fund
EPA Civil Enforcement Program
Killing nine different Climate Programs
Privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (bye bye Sesame Street)
DOE Funding for Small Business Innovation Research
SBA Disaster Loan Program
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Export-Import Bank
Multi-State Plan Program
Violence Against Women Grants
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Grants from the Office of Justice Programs
Legal Services Corporation

Etc. etc., etc.,

Team Trump also plans to lease out or sell all of the spare office space provided by the cuts to the EPA.

The extensive list, compiled by the Heritage Foundation and adopted by incoming Trump staffers, is likely the tip of the iceberg to finally reign in the size and scope of government.

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You have a good point,Ms Calkins, but a few of  the programs are genuinely needed, the
Violence Against Women Grants, should be left alone, and a few others, i did'nt see the full list.

Thomas...

The Federal Government is not Constitutionally empowered to fund grants for programs such as 'Violence Against Women'... That power rests with the various States and the people. 

If the States and People want to fund such grants let them do so... at the State and private level.  However, the Federal Government must not fund such grants; doing so is unconstitutional and opens the door to make claims for such grants by all sorts of social causes.  Thus leading to the current debacle ... whereby every leftist socialist program is being funded directly or provided government grants to operate.

The Violence Against Women Grants started out as a great program.

Over the years, as the Democrats ran the House and Senate, AND Republicans who never did anything to hold costs back made sure that this program became bloated and totally out of control.

It has now grown from its inception in 1994 to a program with at least TWENTY-FIVE divisions at least different grants.

It needs to be pared back DRASTICALLY.

Yes, and enough is enough.

ONLY TO PAY OUR FAIR SHARE, NOT ANYONE ELSE'S!

They are Not allies...pay attention

We cannot turn our backs on NATO.  They have been paying more money, but we need them to combat Vlad.  He is trying to break the backs of NATO because he wants the old USSR back.

Wow, this is great.  Keep cutting. Get Congress to change the bill that protects Civil Service Workers. It's like college tenure insulating them from getting fired.

One act of congress could change all that, and then we get classic Trump..."You're Fired."

He needs to sponsor a bill that forces civil service workers to pay their long overdue taxes.

Just for starters hopefully

There will be "The Screaming Eagles" over these but it stands to reason when a budget is as far out of whack as ours is something has to be done.  (Actually we need to get back to the gold standard.)  There are a lot of programs that could be cut that some won't like but you can't keep living out of someone else's pockets forever.  (We are living out of Grand Children and Great Grand Children's pockets.)  Before everyone starts griping about what Trump does we have to stop and think that we have elected a business man and he is going to act like one and that includes not giving away the farm.  He is not going to please the average millenial on the street because the youth of today don't understand the word "NO" because they have seldon heard it and have not had to live with it.  (Keep in mind we brought them receiving a trophy for just being there and that, we now can see, was a mistake.)  We need to start asking them; "What part of NO don't you understand?". 

In looking at the Violence Against Women Grant Program, there are AT LEAST 25 DIFFERENT GRANTS.  How many of those can be consolidated?  It is clear from looking at it that it is a wasteful program and can be improved.

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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