I’ve always been a big fan of the term non-essential government employees.
If they are non-essential why are we paying them in the first place?
Essentially, they are apparently not needed and should be terminated.
Just one more cause of the federal government’s excesses that make the U.S. budget more unmanageable.
This would include those who operate the automatic push-button elevators in the office buildings in Washington.
I fully understand that it’s a big reach to expect our “Minders,” to push the button of the floor they intend to visit. 🙂
The government could care less, it’s not their money!
National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities could be ‘eliminated entirely.
Why not have it funded by the leftist know-nothings in Hollywood?
The Weekly Standard
By Mark Hemingway
March 13, 2017
According to The Hill, Trump officials are preparing an ambitious plan to cut spending and shrink the size of the federal government. In a nutshell, this is the plan:
The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.
Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years.
If you want lots more granular detail on what’s specifically on the chopping block, the Trump administration’s plans are said to hew closely to this budget plan proposed by the Heritage Foundation last year. Many of the specific details in the Heritage proposal have already been endorsed by the Republican Study Committee in Congress.
Notably, the Heritage plan promises to “fully fund national defense,” while still bringing spending growth down from the Congressional Budget Office’s baseline of 5 percent a year to just 1.7 percent, as well as reduce the deficit by $9.2 trillion over the next decade.
Of course, the biggest drivers of spending are America’s entitlement programs. Although the Trump administration is expected to release a budget near the end of its first 100 days in office, The Hill reports that “it’s not clear” the Trump budget will include any Social Security or Medicare reforms.