What a bunch of claptrap.
Trump personally has no clue about what government should or should not do. The idea that bureaucrats are going to magically report to him, “Mr. President, here are the horrible and duplicative activities we’re inflicting on the American people” is ridiculous.
However, that doesn’t stop Trump from making his sales pitch:
“We have assembled one of the greatest Cabinets in history and I believe that so strongly,” Trump said as he signed the order, according to the White House press pool. “And we want to empower them to make their agencies as lean and effective as possible and they know how to do it. Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”
“This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted, how services can be improved and whether programs are truly serving American citizens.”
“Based on this input, we will develop a detailed plan to make the federal government work better, reorganizing, consolidating and eliminating where necessary. In other words, making the federal government more efficient and very, very cost productive. So we’re going to do something, I think, very, very special.”
Unless and until Trump knows what government activities to cut and why, there is no reason to think the federal government will shrink from the bloated monstrosity it has become.
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