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1730, 19 Jan 17

Trump Looking at Major Cuts

If Trump could pull this off, he would truly be a transformational president.

The changes they propose are dramatic.

The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.

The proposed cuts hew closely to a blueprint published last year by the conservative Heritage Foundation, a think tank that has helped staff the Trump transition.


1730, 19 January 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    If he pulls it off, he could be a better conservative than Reagan.


  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Meant to put “fiscal” in front of conservative.


  3. billphoto

    I thought John Stossel had a great idea for PRESIDENT Trump’s first 5 days.  (Gosh, I love hearing that and the sound of liberal heads exploding.)


    Monday: Abolish the Department of Commerce.

    Tuesday: Abolish the Department of Labor.

    Wednesday: Abolish the Small Business Administration.

    Thursday: Abolish the Department of Education.

    Friday: Abolish the Department of Energy.

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