Trump pitches 37 percent cut to State Department budget

Image result for state department budget slashingThe Trump administration is proposing a 37 percent spending cut for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to multiple reports.

U.S. officials say the suggested decrease would likely require laying off employees, including security contractors at diplomatic facilities overseas, The Associated Press said Tuesday.

The AP said development assistance would likely take the biggest hit, citing officials familiar with the proposal.

The agencies together received $50.1 billion during the current fiscal year, it added, a little more than 1 percent of the total federal budget.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he would oppose drastic cuts to the State Department. 

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i wanted more but that is a good start for now

Good.  Still want to know what happened to $6 billion that "disappeared"   during hilary's tenure there  Mr. President, there has to be accountability.

Christine,

Yes I would also like to know????

It used to be when money went missing the managers were arrested... unless they could properly account for it.  If the State Department is missing 6 billion... the secretary of state, undersecretary's and others should be arrested and if they can not properly account for the money... they go to prison for a very long time.

The State is not required to prove where  the money went... only that it is missing... Banks don't have to prove what the Bank Robber did with the money they stole  ... only that they stole the money. 

We are being lied to in so many ways... and the people just look out into space with a bank stare on their face... 6 Billion Dollars doesn't go missing... it was stolen... and those charged with authorizing its expenditures are responsible to prove it was properly spent...  or they are guilty of theft.  If it was improperly spent...they are guilty of misappropriation... in any event they are guilty of criminal negligence and or worse.

Colonel, I am very concerned and angry that no one is being held accountable for the many acts of theft, murder and treason that occurred during obama's regime.  I'm also concerned and angry that no one who has threatened Pres. Trump has been arrested by either the Secret Service or the FBI.  No accountability for criminal actions was obama's style.  Why has that drifted into the Trump administration?  When the criminals know there is no punishment for committing crimes, the crimes continue  What do you think is going on?

The problem is massive corruption... so advanced... that few in government are not indicated in the criminal conduct...  My mother would say: If one lives in a glass house they can not throw stones.  In other words if you are involved in government corruption (crimes) you can hardly accuse others without opening the door for counter charges ...

Our government is a House of Cards... a criminal enterprise just waiting to fall.  Take out one key player... say Hillary... and the House begins to fall... take out two key players... say Hillary and Holder... and the whole house of cards is likely to fall.

Hence, none of the Establishment is willing to drain the swamp... except Trump who has no skin in the game... Trump scares the criminals in DC and they are working to take him out... by hook or crook... legitimately or by framing him or thru entrapment... getting him to unwittingly commit some obscure crime.

37% cut for ALL departments except DOD.

"37%", NOT ENOUGH!  Of course, Sen. "Surrender Monkey" McConnell and the little pussy from South Carolina, Sen. Lindsay "lips fully engaged to McCain's rear end" Graham will fight any reduction in government spending and its bloated bureaucracies.  Thankfully, Trump has the last word on Executive Branch spending!

$54 Billion in additional military funding is HUGE in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA, but $50.1 Billion is trivial when spent by the anti-American State Department!  More, typical FAKE NEWS MEDIA HYPOCRISY!

Let Trump produce a graphic depicting the names of GOP Senators and Representatives who support big government and deficit spending for non-essential services.  Use the graphic to expose them and work to PRIMARY those on the list... too, remove them in the GOP Mid-Term Primary.

Screw what McConnell wants!  Do it, Boss!

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How about dismantling the EPA intirely !

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