The Hill: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Supposedly he wants to eliminate 20% of the Federal workforce through attrition. And he has 5 Executive Orders to push through on the first day as well. I'm okay with it.
     
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    Budget cuts are the worst two words in Washington, expect the Progressives to fight tooth and nail for every penny. They hate the Republic, because the Constitution does not allow them to do what they want to do.

    We just had a Progressive spend $10 trillion in debt, in 8 years, they want the Republic to go bankrupt, so they can replace it with their socialist utopian pipe dream.
     
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    Why would you be okay with that, without knowing what those orders actually pertain to?
     
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    Because now (or at least starting tomorrow), Executive Orders are a GOOD thing!

    And so is Goldman Sachs and golfing!
     
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    No, golfing no. It's so booooooring.
     
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    That was more along the lines of what was addressed in the article listed in the OP. I wasn't very clear with that.
     
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    Yeah. If only the Republican Congress had some control of the budget process.

    Also, 10 trillion is a bit misleading, but what's a few trillion when you are bashing? (Reality is closer to 6.5 trillion if you only include budgets signed by Obama. Even less if you take away the effects of Bush policies.)
     
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    ...as Lorena Bobbitt said.
     
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    Blinders don't serve you well. We could have a debate about should we have spent money to recover from Dubya, but I don't want to.
     
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    I'm ok if Trump wants to play world leaders for a few things. "I'll give you 6 strokes a side, if I win you pitch in more for NATO".
     
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    Maybe he can figure out a way to deport the invasive species known as the Government Employee. They are nothing but leeches, first by taking our tax dollars to get paid to do a job and now they will be collecting unemployment. Does it ever end with these Government Employees?!?! Should have never let them enter the country in the first place. We should do a study to determine their motives.

    But nothing boosts an economy quite like less people working. So good call on that at least. If they insist on getting a job there are still tons of part time jobs in the private sector available, but first those should go to real Americans, not former Government Employees.
     
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    Does it makes sense to keep paying someone who's job isn't necessary? I mean we're not for keeping needless jobs around just so someone can get a paycheck right?

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    More? I think he would be happy if they paid what they agreed upon.
     
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    Trump and his team have been pretty consistent about what they are targeting. Immigration, NAFTA, TTP, combating ISIS, perhaps including restrictions on entry to the US from high-risk areas and pretty much anything Obama signed...
     
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    As a Gov't employee... I agree.
     
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    The problem is that the federal worker base is far too large. I work for a private company but we work side by side with the government. I know a few gov workers who work very hard but a majority of them are useless. The bloated government and the american people as a whole have grown too accustomed to living beyond our means. It's going to hurt all of us to get back on a budget and no administration has wanted to be the one to institute fiscal responsibility. If Trump tries to bring us back to fiscal responsibility it's going to be painful, but it's necessary.
     
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    Sun Tzu once said: "If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by."

    Well:

    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.

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

    Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
    Sweet!
     
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    He has to do it by attrition if he wants to do it. Any other way will lead to an enormous fight with Congress, Unions and several lawsuits.
    In any case the FIRST thing he has to do is to reduce bureaucracy. The amount of useless stuff that we have to do (ok, I am not federal but I talk to people who work there) is insane. Twenty copies of all we do, five people to check a piece of paper, documents over documents that no one will ever read or implement, and so on.
     
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    Isn't that why we will have a coal industry?
     
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    Well people need to see the costs of the tax cuts they want. Cuts like this will hurt the country in the short term, but hopefully it will be enough to let people see that tax cuts are not free and they will be reversed in the future. Sadly I don't see him talking about any military cuts.
     
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    Sorry, but eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities is not something to be excited about.
     

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