Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump's 2018 budget cuts 66 federal programs.

Trump has proposed cutting 66 government programs for his 2018 budget, that would apparently save over 26 billion dollars.

I looked at the list in the article, and I heartily agree that all of those should be cut. In fact, I think the list should be much, much longer, but it's a good start. I understand that not everything that needs to be cut can be cut immediately, but it needs to happen ASAP.

The Department of Education and Health and Human Services are both getting cut to the tune of almost $5 billion each, with HUD losing about $4 billion. The State Department/USAID is having over $4 billion in "development aid" cut. Development aid is the money we send to other countries so they can "develop". We need to keep that money.

Importantly, the Green Climate Fund and the Global Climate Change Initiative would be cut, saving taxpayers over $1.5 billion.

I would have liked to see the ATF and DEA lose a bunch of money, and the IRS as well.

So what do we need? We need the waffling Republicans to grow a pair of balls and ram this budget down the Democrats' throats. It's our turn now.

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