The Washington Examiner is reporting that Trump will slash spending and drastically reduce workforce from the bloated federal government.
Some departments will see 20% across the board staff reductions, which will rock the insular world of Washington DC to the core.
Discretionary spending will be slashed by 10% leaving popular programs like Medicare or Social Security untouched.
At least two so-called “landing teams” in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to gut the bloated federal government.
The spending reductions are expected to be used to help pay for Trump’s plan to boost the Pentagon’s budget, tax cuts, and some pet projects, potentially including the anti-immigration wall on the nation’s southern border.
The teams also are looking at staffing cuts over four years through attrition, a hiring freeze and reorganization.
The plan is winning cheers in conservative, anti-tax and anti-spending corners in Washington that have long sought massive cuts in the bureaucracy.
Presidents rarely cut spending, choosing freezes instead. In the meantime, federal spending has reached historic levels. Trump has picked a budget hawk, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, to head the Office of Management and Budget, a clear sign that spending cuts are a top priority.
Still, Trump is likely to face a wall of opposition from Democrats and federal unions who consider much of the federal workforce on their side.
Spending reductions will give much-needed tax relief to average citizens.
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