DRAIN THE SWAMP: Trump Targets Federal Budget For Serious Cuts
Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman was escorted off the White House grounds and dismissed from the National Security Council Friday afternoon, according to reports. His twin brother Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, who served as a lawyer on the NSC was also fired and left with Alex.
President Trump continued to drain the swamp as of this Friday he fired Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, just hours after firing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council official who testified at House impeachment proceedings against the commander-in-chief.
Like Vindman, Sondland testified at the impeachment proceedings.
But it seems that this isn’t the end.
There is more swam to be drained.
GOP presidents have talked a big game on cutting the federal budget for a long time but none have delivered.
But President Trump is a different kind of President because he is not a member of the swamp!
Forbes reports that with the national debt at $23.2 trillion and annual budget deficits over $1 trillion, someone has got to do something before the feds drown in red ink.
Here are some Trump budget proposals, as reviewed by Forbes, that will be submitted to Congress on Monday. They seem to do just that.
Stop the end of the year gravy train- If you’ve ever worked for the feds you know that at the end of the fiscal year it is use it or lose it. Plus, if you don’t use it the boys at at the top think you need less and you get less in the new budget.So feds inflate their money needs and never, but never, ask for less. As the most vital thing to DC types is to protect their funding, Trump’s idea will not go over well with the swamp. Which is the very reason Trump wants to do it.
Stop improper payments- Last year the genius feds paid out almost $1 billion to dead people. Social Security overpaid by $10 billion in 2019. Also, Social Security says they have six million people on their books age 112 and older. One problem, there are only 40 people in the whole world 112 and older. Medicare and Medicaid overpaid recipients by $67 billion last year.The IRS wrongly paid out $18.4 billion through the earned income program in 2019. In fact, since 2005 the government has mistakenly paid out $1.2 trillion. Trump wants a serious private sector run audit to clear up this mess.
Stop cost overruns- NASA is $3 billion over budget for their newest moon rocket. In a familIar refrain, the USAF bought $1200 coffee cups, spending $350,000 on the purchases. The U.S. Census is over budget by $3.3 billion.We could go on. The president plans to expand oversight and crack down on budget schedules.
I imagine at least half of the budget is bloat prime for trimming. You know the left hates to cut anything from their prized programs, this will upset the deep state to no end. I can’t wait to see the crying.
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