DRAIN. THE. SWAMP!! Trump said he would do it, and now he is! This is the American dream!!
For generations, Republicans have vowed to scale down the size of government, but that was mostly empty campaign rhetoric. It’s not as if these GOP leaders were at risk of turning off one of their voting blocks either — it is a well-known fact that federal bureaucrats tend to vote Democrat anyway. This week many of them will be getting pink slipped, if a new story from the Washington Post is accurate:.
President Trump’s budget proposal this week would shake the federal government to its core if enacted, culling back numerous programs and expediting a historic contraction of the federal workforce.
This would be the first time the government has executed cuts of this magnitude — and all at once — since the drawdown following World War II, economists and budget analysts said. (…)
According to an economic analysis by Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, the reductions outlined so far by Trump’s advisers would reduce employment in the region by 1.8 percent and personal income by 3.5 percent, and lower home prices by 1.9 percent.