The following is an excerpt from Mark Hemingway | January 19, 2017 | weeklystandard.com |
According to The Hill, Trump officials are preparing an ambitious plan to cut spending and shrink the size of the federal government. In a nutshell, this is the plan:
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.
If you want lots more granular detail on what's specifically on the chopping block, the Trump administration's plans are said to hew closely to this budget plan proposed by the Heritage Foundation last year. Many of the specific details in the Heritage proposal have already been endorsed by the Republican Study Committee in Congress.
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