I love it, finally a President with the [email protected] to do the right thing for American taxpayers, and he can because he is beholden to none, no corporation or billionaire owns =him like they did Obama, Hillary, and many republicans and democrats in Washington. Sure acting like an adult and getting on a real budget is painful, but the payout a few years later exceeds the pain experienced at first. Will allot of people and programs have to bite the bullet ? Sure, but We used to be a giving society, and we still are, give to the charity of YOUR CHOICE, not the one a political party forces you to give to for votes. Communities, cities,states, and the citizen's will do what we always have done, we'll take care of our own. Less government is good, smaller government is good, and our government was never ever to be a charitable organization, never should have been. But we the people can and have been charitable, and we'll be again as we always have been. Then after Trump makes America Great Again, Safe Again, and more Prosperous and debt free, we can do a who;le lot more for everyone.
Good post. Trump has only scratched the surface. Many agencies need to be cut 100%, education for example should be a state issue. No funding is needed at the Federal level. EPA funding could be cut an additional 50%. A list of duplicate programs a mile long should be reduced to as close to 0 as possible.
The Chaters schools are given about $5000 per student, and they have to provide their own real estate, for the public schools the funding per student is about $10000 in addition public schools own the real estate, most of the money for public schools goes to paid administrators, pensions, unions, etc... hardly any goes to classrooms, in this case some teachers have to paid for school supplies, no brainer, the charter schools give better service to students,
For the arts all Hollytards can give their money to help. They want tax payers to pay the bill for non art.
I am concerned about President Trump's increase in the already out of control military budget. President Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex and now we are here. Why aren't the veterans programs getting the increases? Why has President Trump cut the Coast Guard budget since they also help with border patrol? We don't need more weaponry...we need programs to support or returning military veterans. I am worried that he is stocking up on weaponry for another war.
A man wrote a book called The Spitting Image about this. I always believed the stories but he researched and could find no evidence that our military was actually spit upon. I would agree that symbollically our soldiers were disrespected and the target of inappropriate remarks.
Seriously, cut salaries of all federally elected persons by 20-25%, install term limits and require a 3-5 year moratorium on ex elected people from getting involved with lobby groups. Take their money and maybe we'd eliminate career politicians. I think that any blocking the repeal of obamacare should also be forced to use it.
Meanwhile in Canada, TruDOPE submits his take on "cutting the fat" from government by submitting a picture he drew of a house, the sun and a stick figure composed with a crayon during question period during a sitting of parliament. He then proceeded to shit his pants and take his afternoon nap after lauding the wisdom of an open border policy. Trump responded that "Joe Potato" has shown great growth by not inserting the crayon in his nose.
Our debt is so high, only someone like Trump, a smart businessman, can make a difference. This is why he was elected. We are SICK of party politics and the establishment that doesn't work for the American people. This isn't a government by and for the people any more and it's time Washington and the leftist Media take notice. I don't want to be part of the "World Order." We were a country founded on freedom and on the principles of God. We want to take our country back. If we don't do anything like the previous administrations....we're a doomed country. Trump isn't a politician, unlike Hillary and her decades of crime and corruption. The democrats and the spoiled entitled brats with the likes of crime lord, George Soros shouldn't have backed someone as dirty as Hillary and the people around her. She has lost the bid for President twice now. They backed the wrong candidate. It is their fault that Trump won. They can blame themselves and I thank them for their blunder. But they continue to"boo hoo" about it all which only makes them look ridiculous. "America First" is a policy we need in order to gain our strength and credibility back and to become a great philanthopic nation as we once were. We have to cut the fat and if that means less government, GREAT. Let these losers understand what real work is and let them dig for coal, lift heavy boxes and work long hours in the sun building highways. Maybe they will understand the kind of work it's going to take to pay off our debts instead of sitting in their air conditoned offices getting paid for nothing except government handouts. I'm paying for these handouts and I'm tired of it. The horrific decisions made by our previous "presidents" have bankrupted most of us. There is so much corruption in our government, in our media, it frightening. President Trump is the ONLY President that doesn't give a crap about what the sterotypical politicians do...because he isn't a politician. If he doesn't act like a politician, Amen. Stop judging him as a politician - he's not. Thank God. Only a seasoned baby kissing, ass wiping two face politician can manever in Washington and the media. Unfortunately these types get nothing done in Washington which is why we need a businessman in the Office. It is time for Congress and the Senate to earn their pay, pass bills that will empower America, cut out the billions of dollars to foreign aid and corrupted agencies. Put our money back into American hands.
How about cutting funding to colleges who are teaching leftist beliefs and unwilling to host people of alternative views--we could start with Middlebury College and Berkley. How about shutting down the IRS--an agency that thinks it is responsible unto itself. Cut funding to schools who refuse to teach history how it occurred versus some fantasy!
Go Trump, slash and cut! Once the reductions and in place it'll be evident to what's is needed and those resources can be increased accordingly the following year. Right now, it's out of control. When I worked for the state, the system was broke. It was a use or lose kind of thing. So at the end of the fiscal year, instead of putting unused money back into the fund(no reward for being frugal) we'd scatter to buy this or that (in accordance with policy regs of course) until the funds were depleted. So stupid!
Thank you President Trump for cutting the fat! We want a system that is mean and lean. Please cut the welfare, free school lunch programs, affirmative action BS and the forced toxic vaccination programs. I am sick and tired of my hard earned tax dollars supporting those law breaking, illegal alien invaders that have sneaked into our Country and are raping our systems!
Top 10 countries who get foreign aid from the US: 1. Afghanistan $410 Bil 2. Israel $2.77 Bil 3. Pakistan $1.8 Bil
4. Haiti $1.77 Bil 5. Egypt $1.55 Bil 6. Iraq $1.11 Bil 7. Jordan $843 Mil 8. Mexico $757.7 Mil 9. Kenya $687.7 Mil
10.Nigeria $614.7 Mil
I understand about Israel, Egypt and Jordan but why are we giving any money to corrupt governments that have nothing to show for the billions we've paid them since the first foreign aid program was initiated in 1948. How much of the money we pay these corrupt governments like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Iraq, Mexico Kenya and Nigeria comes back to us politicians as kickback? This money would be better spent on our own people and helping our real allies.
Thank you President Trump! The government has been lining their pockets, using the tax payers hard earned money long enough. Every fiscal year, government departments with the mentality of "it's not your money" increase their spending because "if we don't use it, we lose it." Nobody can fathom the waste of money used on unnecessary items bought just so they can "get more next year." That mentality has replaced common sense and yes it has spiralled out of control. The United States now has more debt than ever before because of greed and ignorance. I was always taught not to spend money I didn't have, and don't write checks that you don't have money in your account to cover. It is very refreshing to have a President with common sense, and a strong head on his shoulders for business. Keep going in your efforts to pull our country back to what it should be and for having a backbone to follow through on your campaign promise to Make America Great Again, and to make us safe again.
Now the left keeps telling lower income people that President Trump plans on starving their children and grandparents in an effort to get them to come out against President Trump. Please please please educate yourselves, if you don't understand something look it up. And whatever you do try and keep the bigger picture in mind, i'd think coal country and the inner cities need more job creation than continual entitlements. And keep in mind that we all know of instances of people abusing the system, that being the case all of these programs need to cut the fat and eleminate the ones abusing them.
There's a few American voters in the Heartland who DEFINITELY APPRECIATE that Somebody in Washington understands the U.S Treasury's bankrupt, and is taking steps to CUT SPENDING to reflect the fiscal realitites. We're in trouble. A $20 TRILLION DEBT --- that doubled in 8 years of Obama's reckless-- has a lot of room for cuts! For all that Washington imagines it does, I don't think many taxpayers will be crying to watch the bureaucracy polish up their resumes. After all the bureaucracy keeps telling Americans how great we're doing. It will be a great laugh to watch them discover the truth of wage stagnation (without automatic cost of living adjustments) every year!! Oh yeah, TRUMP ROCKS!
How about cutting the FDA, they only do what helps them. They put Splenda on the market without testing, and now it is in alot of our food and it isn't good for us. I think they approve things by how much is given to them, but where is the money going, is it accounted for? I read that alot of them own stock in the Pharmaceutical companies, did they buy it or was it given to them as a buy off?
I like every budget reduction that he is proposing. It is a start. But much more needs to be cut. The government needs to get out of agriculture. At some point social security, medicare and medicaid need to be addressed to keep them solvent.
Why did you single out agriculture? Surely you have benefited from the cheap food policy that we have had for over 70 years. Americans spend about 10 to 12% of their disposable income on food as compared to 25 to 50% in most other countries.
I agree they need to slashs ss and medicare by 10 percent a year and raise the age limits. Audit people on SS. If you have collected more than you put in then cut them off. Not my fault you didn't prepare for retirement. Agriculture is a black hole. Large farms planting crops just to get subsidies need to stop. Use it for the small struggling farmers like it was envisioned. Outright ban lobbying as its legal bribery. Or at least make it so if you served in any governmentp position you cant lobby. limits for everyone even the Supreme Court . How about a lottery system to be a senator and congress man. Do your country service and go home. Or at least require military service to work in the government. Put some skin in the game if your voting to put our soldiers in harms way. Bring back Capitol punishment. Use corporal punishment for lesser crimes. Quit spending so much money on incarceration. Defund the DEA and DOJ.
I also want to see cuts in all the give away programs. Welfare, food stamps, grants for stupid things (i.e. why does a spider spin a web or whatever) Universities, etc. should have to be self-sustaining. Those clowns make entirely too much money. Money should only be spent on necessary programs to protect our nation. No money to foreign nations. NO money to NATO (I know he cut it, but they serve no purpose for the US). Pay off our debt. We do not want to be owned by China. Pay cuts for congressmen and senators. NO life pension for any of the politicians. No more government shutdowns just to pay them after they have a day off. I could go on but the point is - people need to learn to work again in this country without government help.
No where in the Constitution is any of these agencies authorized. It is a fact when the federal government has it's tentacles into any thing, that agency becomes top heavy with chiefs and no Indians, fruad is rampant, progress stands still. There are probably hundreds of agencies that should just go away.
There are lots of bias shown in this article. i.e. the Feds do NOT give money to the Meals on Wheels, the money is given to the states and the state governemnt portions it out. Many needy seniors get nothing under the states guidelines! IF the Flat or Fair Tax was inacted the gestapo like IRS could be reduced to a skeleton of it's current bloated man power! PBS is of no use to thousands upon thousands who cannot afford to own a TV or even a place to live! on and on it goes and WE have always known the FAT is VERY FAT in the Federal Budget and now a BUSINESS man is putting it on a strict and needed DIET!
Trump is not saying things just to say something...he's a genius, who thinks fully and analyzes data carefully (couldn't say that for crooked Hillary), to come to his final conclusion. With experience on his side, he is typically right.
Therefore, I fully go along with his requirements, and wish Congress will deliver.