Trump is about to try to make the federal government a little leaner. He told a reporter at the White House that he is going to ask all of his cabinet secretaries to cut spending. This is great news.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Trump: I’m Requesting All Cabinet Secretaries Cut Budgets by 5 Percent
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will ask his cabinet secretaries to cut 5 percent of their respective budgets next year.
A reporter mentioned to Trump during a press conference in the Oval Office that there was some talk about spending being reigned in on Capitol Hill following the midterms. He then asked whether the president would like to see any programs cut, prompting Trump to chime in about his future plans.
“I’m having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we are going to ask every secretary to cut 5 percent for next year. And last year, [my] first year, I had to do something with the military,” Trump said. “The military was falling apart. It was depleted. It was in very bad shape, and that’s why we went for two years, $700 billion [and] $716 billion. And that took place over a period of two years.”
He went on to say that in order to gain enough support from Democratic lawmakers for the increased military budget, he had to give the Democrats “waste money.”
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If Republicans hold the House and Senate in November, we can probably expect more cuts in government spending and we need them.