Trump's new proposed budget cuts federal government down to size

Trump's new proposed budget cuts federal government down to size
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On Monday, President Trump began sending preliminary fiscal year 2018 budgets to federal agencies for their review. Word quickly spread that his plan proposed large cuts to — and even outright elimination of — many long established discretionary programs and agencies.

Critics claim that these cuts fail to address the key drivers of spending growth: federal healthcare programs and Social Security. What they miss is that reducing discretionary spending is not just about achieving budgetary savings to control the national debt. Equally important is removing government barriers that inhibit individual and economic freedom, and to eliminate federally-funded corporate cronyism.

Moreover, success in cutting discretionary programs will help to build fiscal credibility and support needed to tackle entitlement programs next.

Agencies are naturally reluctant to accept any proposed cuts — it is the nature of bureaucracy to grow or at the very least, maintain, even when their programs are shown to be wasteful or ineffective. Yet, clearly, decisive, rational action to cut spending must be taken now.

Last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released budget and economic projections for the next 10 years. They painted a grim picture of the country’s fiscal situation.

Assuming current programs remain unchanged, the federal debt will swell by an additional $9.4 trillion over the next decade. At that point, debt held by the public would consume nearly 90 percent of the economy (as measured in GDP). In 2027 alone, federal spending was projected to outpace revenues by more than $1.4 trillion.

Such mammoth overspending doesn’t come cheap. In the coming decade, annual interest payments on the debt are expected to rise by more than 184 percent, reaching $768 billion in 2027. Taxpayers would be spending more on interest payments than on national defense.

There is already much gnashing of teeth on both sides of the aisle over the scope and magnitude of the cuts being proposed by President Trump. Almost all federal programs, regardless of their effectiveness and purpose, have their constituencies and invoke outcry when lawmakers try to rein them in.

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GREAT!!!  Cut the BLOATED, over loaded government staffing to the bones...duplication of services and staff is ridiculous, stream line it. SAVE BILLIONS between overly large salaries and golden parachute benefits. Then apply those savings to the Veterans and the military. Be sure all monies "borrowed" from Social Security be repaid and NO MORE DRAINED by politicians for anything other than retirees...not disability-not all but much of which is fraudulent, none for immigrants/refugees brought here who have not paid in but are receiving thousands of $$$$ a month from our Social Security benefits.

The Bureau of Land Management, BLM, budget was $88 Billion dollars in 2014 with 374,000 jobs provided.  That equates to spending $235,000 - per year - per employee.  There’s nothing wrong here, unless you are a taxpayer watching how government spends your hard earned money.  They manage properties unconstitutionally claimed by the federal government under the Antiquities Act of 1906 that actually belong to the states.  Not just the land, but all natural resources related and some unrelated.

So, the Democrats want to reduce Social Security... to kick grandma out of her home, too, punish the invalids and handicapped.  I thought it was the Republican's that want to cut Social Security?  It is time for the people to take a long hard look at the Democrat Party ... too acknowledge just who it is that want to destroy America and her people.

Trump is cutting non-essential programs... and leaving Social Security, Medicare and Medicade alone... the Dem's claim that these three programs must be cut... wake up America it is the Dem's who want to throw grandma under the bus... while they want to support criminal aliens looking for a free lunch on the American Tax Payer..

I hope he has a Team of Men with Chain Saws!!!!    Waste, waste, waste, thousands of unnecessary expenses, for people with unnecessary Jobs, simply to enlarge the scope of Govt.  Federal salaries burning up our money doing useless, and repetitious Jobs.   Close them down, do not fill the Jobs, no more hiring, Lay-Off all the Pork.

Right Jo      That was most of the jobs that obummer "created".  What a stupid joke he was.

They can start picking the crops

Debra      Good idea, can't you just see those snowflakes picking any crop?

Hopefully, Trump will have the govt. reimburse S.S. for the monies they screwed the workers out of! That will keep the program running forever! Civil Service needs to be cut because their are MORE INEPT MANGERS making over 100 grand that are clueless on what "Real Work" constitutes! They lied & kissed ass all the way up the chain to get where they are at. If they would be given drugs tests-most would fail. They only test the workers. Pretty sad because most worthless decisions are made by Management & they are all screwed up! NO DOUBT all would fail a polygraph test, also! These IDIOTS have run off ALL the good , experienced workers & now can't get things fixed on time nor under budget! Trump should do an investigation on them alone!! He'd definitely save tax payers billions of dollars!

All have to go. All these unconstitutional departments. laws and regulations are a tool to eliminate all freedoms of the people. To trade a false security for your freedoms is complete slavery. The problem is we are being played. There still not closing down the unconstitutional departments. This is the Hegelian principle being played out. 

Hegelian, for sure, you got it.  It is interesting, an old Commie device. Cause and obscure the problem, then come running  to the rescue of something you initiated in the first place.  Cunning evil at work.    I heard something about a 37% Lay-Off of Fed Depts., that would be "Yuge"!!!!   Would love to see all the "Non-Essentials" dismissed.

All useless regulations like the EPA's regulations that pretend to keep our water and air clean just cost money. There is no benefit to we the people and certainly not to corporations who have to jump through all kinds of hoops for nothing. How will corporations ever employ Americans if they don't make enough money?

Yahoo  this is great.




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SWEET: Republican Representative Introduces Resolution To Expel Nancy Pelosi From Congress

Louisiana Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham has introduced legislation to expel Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the House of Representatives.

Abraham’s resolution accuses Pelosi of a “vicious crusade” against President Donald Trump.

Above: Rep. Ralph Abraham

“Nancy Pelosi’s vicious crusade against our lawfully-elected President is nothing more than a politically-motivated witch hunt and it must be stopped,” Abraham said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “She has disgraced the people’s House and weaponized the Speaker’s gavel for her party’s political gain.”

“House Democrats spent nearly three years obsessed with election meddling only to dwarf any such efforts with their own deceitful plan to nullify the 2016 election and prevent President Trump from winning in 2020,” the statement continued. “I have introduced a resolution calling for her to be expelled from the House and for the Speaker’s Office to be vacated.”

The text of the resolution, which is most definitely not going to pass the Democrat-controlled House reads: “Resolved, That pursuant to Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, Representative Nancy Pelosi be, and she hereby is, expelled from the House of Representatives and the Office of the Speaker is declared to be vacant.”

Fox News notes that constitutional clause holds that “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.”

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