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

 

via the Washington Examiner:

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

January 17, 2017

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.

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The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.

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The teams also are looking at staffing cuts over four years through attrition, a hiring freeze and reorganization.

The plan is winning cheers in conservative, anti-tax and anti-spending corners in Washington that have long sought massive cuts in the bureaucracy. (Read More)

 

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