In President Trump, we have a leader who means what he says.
For too long we’ve had politicians make big promises, only to abandon them once they entered office. Campaign speeches were simply that: speeches aimed at winning votes, but never made good on.
Yet Trump, clearly not your everyday politician, has every intention of doing what he promised during the election. He has taken steps to get the wall built. He is working on keeping out radical Islamic terrorists. He is on the verge of repealing Obamacare. And he is reducing the size of government through effective executive orders.
One of the next big victories from President Trump is his slashing of the federal government. Not only will this ease the massive tax burden millions of Americans struggle with, but it will reduce the size of our bloated government.
This includes cutting back on funds for things that you argue, don’t deserve our funding in the first place. A lot of agencies are learning about the letter “E” today; E stands for Eliminate.
From The Wrap:
President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.
Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.
A list of some of the federal agencies that would be eliminated under the Trump budget pic.twitter.com/2YHW2iCdrk
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 16, 2017
The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums. Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
Critics of this move will complain that the president is harming our children, conjuring images of Big Bird and Elmo. But the fact remains that tax payer dollars were going to programs that many Americans no longer support.
We’re not talking about Sesame Street, here folks. We’re talking about National Public Radio, an organization that is essentially liberal propaganda. Not to mention PBS, which has been pushing liberal dogma, including alternative lifestyles and homosexuality, for decades. Should American tax dollars go to support that?
This doesn’t mean that such organizations will go away; they will just need to be supported by the actual listeners and audience. NPR and PBS already rely on that kind of support, as do museums and other institutions. Shouldn’t the people who benefit from these programs offer support? You pay for your Netflix account don’t you?
This is also true for the arts endowments, which gives tax dollars to artists and poets whose work rarely reaches Americans.
Not that you’d like what they produce, anyway.
Trump is not messing around. He, like a few Presidents before him, cares about putting Americans’ interests first. Unlike Obama, he doesn’t see the presidency as a glamour show for his own ego.
That means doing the hard, but right thing.
Source: The Wrap