Donald Trump’s team is looking to slash jobs the way a used-car salesman slashes prices. According to The Hill, the plan for the “great job creator,” as he likes to bill himself, is to drastically shrink the federal bureaucracy.
Clearly, Trump’s people don’t believe in, or care for, the arts, since they reportedly plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. There would also be major reductions in funding to the departments of Commerce and Energy, as well as the departments of Transportation, Justice and State, The Hill reports.
According to The Hill, the reported blueprint being drafted, which would cut $10.5 trillion over 10 years, looks a lot like a proposed package put together last year by conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, which is closely tied to Trump’s transition team.
The Hill notes that two Trump transition-team members who worked for the foundation—Russ Vought, a former aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and John Gray, who used to work for Pence and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)—are working on the proposed cuts while Trump prepares to take office. Their “skinny budget,” which will lay out the new administration’s main budgetary priorities, according to The Hill, is due within 45 days of Trump’s inauguration. The full budget is expected to be introduced toward the end of Trump’s first 100 days or by mid- to late April, The Hill reports.
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