Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

Via Billy

Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.

Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.

At least two so-called "landing teams" in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.


  1. Be still my beating heart.

    It's a very good start, but considering the massive explosion over the last few administrations I sincerely hope it's per year.

    Average Joe

    1. Cut 50% as that is more than enough from my experience as a civil servant and embassy employee, but that was when everything was much smaller so cut away!