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  • Report: Trump to Cut Foreign Aid But Palestinians Will Receive More

    04/26/2017 9:35:09 PM PDT · by jjotto · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Trump administration is gearing up for major cuts in U.S. foreign aid across the world with the notable exception of the Palestinian territories, which will receive increased funding, State Department documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine show. The documents, part of an internal budget proposal for 2018, seem to confirm the State Department and USAID’s 28 percent budget cut announced in March. While many countries will suffer from major cutbacks or else have aid cancelled entirely, funds to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will see an increase of 4.6 percent for the 2018 fiscal...
  • GOP to use Democrats’ past votes against them; Feinstein, Schumer all voted to build wall

    04/24/2017 4:47:33 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Republican lawmakers, making good on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border, may use Democrats’ past votes and statements on the issue against them. In 2006, under the George W. Bush administration, Congress passed a bill called the Secure Fence Act, which mandated double-layer fencing from San Diego to the southern tip of Texas. In 2007, through the appropriations process, the language was amended to certify 700 miles of fencing to be required, at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security. Twenty-six Senate Democrats voted for the measure, including Chuck Schumer, Dianne...
  • Trump, Republicans face tricky task of averting U.S. government shutdown

    04/21/2017 7:45:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 21, 2017 | Richard Cowan and David Morgan
    President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding.With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, keeping the federal government operating is a basic test of their ability to govern, but their task could become even more complicated if they insist on using the spending legislation to bring about contentious policy changes.Not only must Republicans overcome intraparty ideological divisions that stopped major healthcare legislation last month, but...
  • EPA offering early buyouts, retirement as it lays out agency reorganization plan

    04/19/2017 9:14:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 19, 2017 | Meredith Somers
    The White House proposed a $5.7 billion budget for EPA in fiscal 2018. That’s a 31 percent cut from 2017 numbers. A 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget would force it to eliminate at least 50 individual programs and nearly 4,000 full-time equivalents in 2018, according to internal EPA documents that describe funding levels and policy decisions that support the President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request.
  • PBS: 'Learning' to Love Suicide Bombers?

    04/14/2017 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined "Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer." McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much -- he's a gun for hire. So how does the general think PBS makes us safer? And from what are we safer? The answer: commercialism. Parents like his son and daughter-in-law "are busy in the morning and busy at night," he says. "They want to protect their children from over-commercialized content." This argument is bizarre -- actually, let's call it what...
  • Pruitt ends EPA gym memberships

    04/13/2017 4:28:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday that the days of gym memberships being paid for by the American taxpayer are over. . . . "Well, the gym memberships ended yesterday, it was quite something to hear about that," Pruitt said. He said the agency is investigating the matter, saying "it was the previous administration that granted those gym memberships," which "were rather expensive."
  • Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

    04/01/2017 5:29:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 138 replies
    While many of the targeted federal agencies have offices outside Washington, Trump's dream budget would hit the region disproportionately, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk. The cuts would be felt throughout the city, with fewer people riding the already-beleaguered Metro subway or eating at restaurants. It would also hurt Washington's already-shaky market for office space. Economist Stephen Fuller of George Mason University, who has studied the regional economy for decades, estimated 20,000-24,000 federal employees and 10,000 federal contractors would lose their jobs under Trump's proposal. That equates to 5 percent of federal workers in the region. With those...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Finds Half TRILLION Dollars in Errors While Auditing Obama’s Housing Agency

    04/06/2017 12:04:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 211 replies
    hannity.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | unknown
    Dr. Ben Carson has discovered over $500 billion (that's with a 'B') in errors and accounting mistakes during his audit of the Obama administration’s Housing and Urban Development budget. One of Dr. Carson’s first orders after being confirmed as the Secretary of HUD was a thorough audit of the agency, which has been accused of fraud and over-budgeted projects throughout the entire Obama administration. What did the auditors find? Over $520 billion in budgetary mistakes and clerical errors.
  • Trump Breaks Out the Chart to Explain $Trillion Infrastructure Plan

    Speaking at a town hall in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, President Donald Trump stated that in order for his $1 trillion infrastructure to succeed, he plans on cutting regulations preventing states speedily enacting new building projects. After pointing to a chart illustrating the legislative process states must undergo prior to beginning highway construction projects, POTUS added “it can take anywhere between 10, if you’re really good, 10 years to 20 years, and then they vote and you lose.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/04/trump-breaks-out-the-chart-to-explain-1-trillion-infrastructure-plan-video/#ixzz4dNZgYYod
  • GOP Leaders May Drop Wall Funding to Win Democratic Approval for Other Priorities

    03/28/2017 7:11:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 249 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 28, 2017
    Amid Democratic opposition, Republican leaders are retreating from President Donald Trump’s very popular campaign promise to build a border fence to block illegal immigration, drug smugglers, and criminals. A top GOP leader, Sen. Roy Blunt, told reporters on Tuesday that GOP leaders do not want to include Trump’s spending for the border wall in the spring budget, which is due by April 28. “All of the committees, the leaderships of the House and Senate, are working together to try to finalize the rest of the FY17 [budget spending] bill,” he added. “My guess is that comes together better without the...
  • Trump Budget Drains the Swamp

    03/21/2017 4:34:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Everyone in Washington hates Donald Trump's new budget. So it must have something going for it. This is a budget plan that will surgically remove trillions of dollars of wasteful spending from the obese $3.9 trillion federal budget. Many agencies will have to live with cuts of 5, 10 and 30 percent, while other outdated, duplicative or unproductive programs will go to the graveyard. It's a gutsy document that takes on the hoards of special-interest groups that populate Washington, D.C. The Washington metropolitan workforce will shrink, and so the town is in cardiac arrest. The Washington Post quoted an...
  • What Trump’s Budget Could Mean for the Affected Agencies

    03/17/2017 10:24:04 AM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/16/2017 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first federal budget proposal calls for spending billions of dollars on the military and border security while imposing deep cuts to government departments that deal with the environment, diplomacy, the arts, science and cities. White House budgets are largely political documents that set out presidential priorities, and most of the cuts that Mr. Trump is asking for are unlikely to happen. But some of them could. As Congress weighs Mr. Trump’s requests, industry leaders who are facing a loss of federal funding are starting to sound the alarm about the dire situations they could be facing.
  • OMB Director Mulvaney: Climate Change Research ‘A Waste of Your Money’

    03/16/2017 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 16 Mar 2017
    Thursday at the White House press briefing while answering questions about President Donald Trump’s “America First Budget,” Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney called climate change research “a waste of your money” regarding proposed cuts in that area. “Again, this comes back to the President’s business person view of government, which is if you took over this as a CEO and you look at this on a spreadsheet, and you go, ‘Why do we have all of these facilities? Why do we have seven when we can do the same job with three? Won’t that save money?'” he...
  • Trump's Drain-The-Swamp Budget Puts GOP Lawmakers To The Test

    03/17/2017 4:39:56 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/16/2017 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: President Trump has clearly brought his business acumen to bear when crafting his first budget proposal, producing the most gimmick-free, strategic, focused — and deeply conservative — spending plan we've ever seen. The White House had already revealed the basic outline of Trump's budget plan: He intended to cut domestic program by $54 billion so he could fund a much-needed boost in military spending. The "skinny budget" he released on Thursday provides details as to where those spending cuts will come from. Every agency except Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs is targeted for reductions that range up...
  • Pelosi: Trump budget a 'slap in the face'

    03/16/2017 10:01:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2017 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered the Trump administration's new budget proposal on Thursday, framing the president's federal spending blueprint as an immoral demolition of government that's doomed in Congress. "I don't see how this budget can survive the light of day," Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "This budget is really a slap in the face of the future." [Snip] "This is systemic deconstruction of the federal government." [Snip] "As low as my expectations have been, this budget really goes beyond," she said. "While it may be a statement of President Trump's values, I hope...
  • Which State Are The Biggest "Moochers"?

    03/14/2017 7:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/14/2017 | Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,
    Since Donald Trump's election, some leftists have been trotting out analyses showing that many states that voted for Trump are also states where federal spending plays a disproportionately large role in the statewide economy. In other words, many of those states that talk a lot about states rights and less federal government - it is pointed out - also receive an especially large amount of federal spending in that state. In many cases, this claim is correct. As this mises.org analysis shows, many states within the Trump heartland are what many might call "moocher states" because the residents there - taken...
  • Trump Mulls Even Deeper Cuts To EPA’s Budget

    03/14/2017 10:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The Trump administration is contemplating even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget than what’s already been reported by news outlets. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal called for cutting EPA’s budget 25 percent, or $2 billion, and reducing the agency’s workforce 20 percent, or 3,000 employees. EPA global warming programs, grants to environmental groups and state grants are reportedly on the chopping block. But now the White House is mulling even deeper cuts, a source familiar with budget talks told Axios. The source told Axios “[s]enior Trump officials consider the EPA the leading edge of the administration’s plans...
  • Trump wants UN funds cut more than 50 percent: report [Globalists on suicide watch]

    03/13/2017 5:21:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/17 | Mark Hensch
    President Trump’s administration has told the State Department to cut more than 50 percent of U.S. funding to United Nations programs, Foreign Policy reported. The push for the drastic reductions comes as the White House is scheduled to release its 2018 topline budget proposal Thursday, which is expected to include a 37 percent cut to the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development budgets. It's not clear if Trump's budget plan, from the Office of Management and Budget, would reflect the full extent of Trump's proposed cuts to the U.N. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested phasing in...
  • White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations

    03/13/2017 6:37:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 13th, 2017 | BY COLUM LYNCH
    State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen, according to three sources. The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....