Skip to comments.It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending
Posted on 04/29/2017 11:55:30 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The federal government once again hit the debt ceiling. The ceiling limits the amount of money the federal government can borrow a number that was set at $20.1 trillion.
Although the issue should have been dealt with in 2015, then-Speaker John Boehner capitulated to President Obama and postponed the debt limit until March 16, 2017. Since then, the federal debt has grown by $1,414,397,000,000 more than one trillion in less than two years.
President Trump promised during his campaign to bring back American prosperity and make Washington work for everyone not just for the small group of Washington elite inside the Beltway.
His recently released budget decisively delivers on these promises and deserves its title: "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again." It recognizes that federal spending is out of control and represents the first serious attempt to tame it in decades.
Although the budget does grant significant increases to Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, it is more remarkable for the significant cuts that it makes. The EPA received a 31% cut. It cuts the Agriculture budget by 21% and the State Department budget by 28%.
The plan also cuts funding entirely to several smaller federal programs, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Between these cuts, the freeze on federal hiring and President Trump's executive orders on regulation, government and its stranglehold on American industry will loosen.
Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination also helps in this respect: He is an avowed opponent of Chevron deference, the court ruling that allows agencies to irresponsibly interpret laws as they please if there is no clear mandate from Congress.
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If you aren’t eliminating whole departments of government, you aren’t serious.
What’s Trump’s position on SS and Medicare?
He should slice medicaid.
Actual discretionary spending is a small part of our budget.
If SS and Medicare remain the same, there will be no balanced budget, i’m afraid
I could be VERY wrong.
Have you ever wondered why approx. 500 of the advertised “best and brightest” Can’t scrape up enough intelligence to balance a budget?
The RINO’s in congress will never cut spending. They love big govt as much as the Dems.
Honestly, I look at past times of heroism — like “the greatest generation” and I marvel at what people sacrificed. Young men with their whole lives ahead of them, and they gave it all so that others could have a bright future.
SS and Medicare? It may be a that a generation has to lose all of that. We can’t afford it. Be a hero. Say goodbye to government payments. Yes, it’s a sacrifice. But better people have sacrificed more.
Does not! It takes one second for the A/P manager to walk over and click ‘hold’ or ‘cancel’ the payee. When that payee gets the drift, he quits providing goods or services.
Right now we need a Serial Program Killer, an axe wielding maniac of budget restraint, a man who prefers governance to constitutional means over the welfare of individuals.
It just takes the will to control it. And nobody in Washington has that.
DING! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!
Forget the scalpel and the ax.
Break out the guillotine.
Just a thought :-)
An old steam drill, TNT, and a bigly YUGE wrecking ball.
Our ancestors woulda been breaking out the tar and feathers by now...
Some grocery store gossip rag had Trump on the cover with
“TAXES CHAINSAW MASSACRE” in huge letters.
I thought that was pretty funny.
Which is why it won’t happen.
Massacre, huh? Sigh. Unless baseline budgeting has been repealed, we’re really looking at a paper cut.
Good idea. Start sending chainsaws to the White Tower.