Trump Shrinks Federal Bureaucracy by 16000
It’s been almost a year since President Donald Trump settled into the Oval Office, and critics have been analyzing his every move. Will he keep his campaign promises? What will he tweet next? How much golf is he actually playing?
With all the media hysteria, Trump has been working behind the scenes to deliver on one campaign promise that is absolutely crucial to the survival of our nation. He promised to shrink the federal bureaucracy and he’s doing just that. In fact, an article in the Washington Post says his actions could “eventually bring the workforce down to levels not seen in decades.” Here’s more from the Post :
By the end of September, all Cabinet departments except Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Interior had fewer permanent staff than when Trump took office in January — with most shedding many hundreds of employees, according to an analysis of federal personnel data by The Washington Post.
The diminishing federal footprint comes after Trump promised in last year’s campaign to “cut so much your head will spin,” and it reverses a boost in hiring under President Barack Obama. The falloff has been driven by an exodus of civil servants, a diminished corps of political appointees and an effective hiring freeze.
Even though Congress did not pass a new budget in his first year, the drastic spending cuts Trump laid out in the spring — which would slash more than 30 percent of funding at some agencies — also has triggered a spending slowdown, according to officials at multiple departments.