President Donald Trump is a businessman who understands how the economy works. That’s why he is acknowledging the importance of scaling back on massive, wasteful government spending programs. He has vowed to make our government more accountable when it comes to how taxpayer dollars are spent.
Wasting taxpayer money is bad. Cutting spending wherever possible is good. Why does it seem like liberals cannot understand this simple concept?
Trump just released his new budget, and so far it looks good — at least to conservatives.
From Washington Examiner:
President Trump is set to submit an “America-first” budget proposal to Congress Thursday, one that would cut deeply into foreign aid and domestic spending to boost military funding, or what Trump’s budget director called “hard power” in a preview of the budget blueprint.
Rather than ask Congress for more funds for both the military and for agencies, as former President Barack Obama had done in recent years, the administration’s goal is to add nothing to the deficit. Accordingly, cuts to domestic spending would be needed to offset the increases in defense spending.
Trump is also completely slashing the National Endowment for the Arts. PBS and NPR will see significant cuts as well.
But here’s the real doozy:
The Environmental Protection Agency’s budget would be slashed from $8.3 billion to $5.7 billion under President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget plan.
That amounts to a 31 percent cut in the agency’s budget, and are much steeper than originally anticipated. Originally, Trump was seeking to gut the agency by 24 percent to $6 billion.
The EPA’s wasteful spending stops today!
Not surprisingly, liberals have reacted to Trump’s budget proposal with hysteria. Go to any mainstream news site — the New York Times, CNN, or the Washington Post — and you can witness their sheer panic instantly.
But conservatives understand that Washington hasn’t been accountable in years.
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