Donald Trump’s famous “drain the swamp” rallying cry resonated for many reasons.
For starters, the lobbyists and special interests in Washington need to be done away with.
On top of that, the bureaucracy in Washington has become bloated and President Obama will leave the White House having added $9 trillion to the national debt.
Drastic changes need to be made and it looks like Donald Trump is prepared to make them.
From The Hill:
Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending.
Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday’s presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned.
The changes they propose are dramatic.
The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.
Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
Now that’s what I call “big league”.
It may not win him any popularity contests with democrats but this is exactly the kind of move that’s necessary to get this country back on the right track. It’s also one of the main reasons Donald Trump was elected in the first place.
Change is on the way.