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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump Budget Could Cut Federal Bureaucrats by Highest Levels Since End of World War Two

President Donald Trump will unveil his budget proposals later this week, which is likely to include the cutting of government bureaucrats at levels not seen since the end of the Second World War, according to budget analysts.

The budget, which will be released on Thursday, is expected to drastically decrease the size of government, cutting jobs in sectors such as housing, foreign aid, and environmental protection — and instead prioritizing areas such as the military and homeland security.

According to an analysis conducted by Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, Trump’s plans could reduce employment in the capital by 1.8 per cent and average personal income by 3.5 per cent, as well as reducing house prices by 1.9 per cent.

During his presidential campaign, Trump promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington D.C. by eliminating corruption and reforming the federal government.

Trump also promised to introduce a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through a process of attrition, with the exemption of the military, public safety, and public health.



Anonymous said...

Good. They need to slash & crash much of the budget because the fraud, waste and abuse in DC is out of control and we pay for it! It's high time the government was trimmed down substantially. He can also do away with a lot of the 'career' jobs, too because it would go far to nix that shadow government issue as well.

Anonymous said...

No offense, but it will never happen. The "Swamp" will never let it happen. My sis works for the Swamp - her co-workers laugh about it. She tells me that the number of useless employees is beyond comprehension. Most of the jobs are BS.