One of the campaign promises that Donald Trump pledged to uphold was to get the national debt of the country reduced. We are a nation that has over $20 trillion in debt, and should it keep rising, it is going to bring disaster to the citizens of the country.
Sure other leaders have said they would reduce spending, but that didn’t work at all. Former President Obama criticized another former President, George W. Bush, for his constant spending. In true Obama fashion, he slammed Bush for spending a lot of money, but proceeded to do the very same thing.
As stated earlier, we are a nation that is in a tremendous amount of debt. Obama didn’t help with his constant use of the United States credit card. He spent a lot of money that the country didn’t have, and now the nation as a whole is suffering.
That is part of the reason that Trump was elected. Now, he is doing something about it. Trump has just signed another executive order that is meant to reduce wasteful spending in the federal government. The name of the order, which is the “Comprehensive Plan For Reorganizing The Executive Branch,” is going to reorganize the federal government to help stop spending.
Members of his Cabinet, at least the ones that are confirmed, surrounded President Trump. There are still four members that haven’t been confirmed yet. Trump said that this order was a “major step towards making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable.”
According to the White House press pool, as Trump was signing the order he said, “We have assembled one of the greatest Cabinets in history and I believe that so strongly. 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.”
Again, considering the amount of debt that the country is in, politicians everywhere should have been thinking of ways to reduce spending. Instead, as evidenced by Obama, they thought the best way to combat this was to spend more. Trump’s order is going to change that however.
“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.”
If the programs in place are not being used to serve the American citizens, then why should the government be spending money on them? It’s literally that useless spending that has gotten this country into the mess that citizens are seeing today.
Trump continued. “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.”
President Trump also said that the Office of Management and Budget will supervise the evaluation. Once the investigation is complete, Trump said that he will be working with Congress to push forward the recommendations “on behalf of the American people.”
While Trump wants to cut back on the wasteful spending of the government, he didn’t provide a specific answer to how many agencies would be reduced or even eliminated. That was what Press secretary Sean Spicer said at a press briefing Monday.
What Spicer also said was that the White House wanted to find out “where money is being wasted” and which agencies were “outdated.” Obviously outdated agencies are not going to be of much help to the American public. Not to mention that this isn’t going to cut the debt overnight, but it will start a trend that will reduce it over time.
If Trump can reduce the federal deficit by any amount, it is going to be good news. Yes, there is still going to be spending on the essential things, like defense, but some of these other out dated methods are going to get cut. Not to mention that if all the departments can eliminate a form of waste in one way or the other, the government will actually run smoother.
The government needs to work better in order to benefit the American people more. Trump wants to have the government do its intended purpose and part of that includes keeping American people safe. That was why he signed a clause to have the government report on radical Islam. If average Americans can see this, then they would be able to see how much danger it puts on the American people.
President Trump understands that he needs to work with the federal government to keep the American people safe. This includes using the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center as a way to hold dangerous terrorists. Former President Obama wanted to shut down this center. Thankfully he never fulfilled that promise. Further more, Trump and Sessions want to fill the center up again.
Share this article to show that Trump is doing what he can to cut the government spending that is proving to be wasteful. Cutting back on the spending will allow the federal government to pay back some of the national debt that is plaguing our nation. Again, this isn’t going to happen overnight, but with Trump in charge, the debt is going to be reduced.