President Trump Discusses High Level Budget Construct During OMB Meeting (Video)…

No single aspect to the President Trump policy agenda will more specifically, and consequentially, impact the swamp draining process than the creation of a prioritized federal budget.

The last federal budget was signed into law in September 2007 (for fiscal year 2008) by President George W. Bush.  As a strategic political maneuver, since ’08 every aspect of federal spending has been by the vehicles of baseline budgeting, continuing resolution, omnibus spending bills and raises in the debt ceiling.  Our nation has been through almost a decade without a federal budget.

In December of 2015 Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and a republican controlled congress eliminated the debt ceiling in a massive $2+ trillion Omnibus spending bill that carried and authorized federal spending through to April 1st of this year.

Fiscally, their decision highlighted how the DC UniParty operate.  The 2015 decision by Ryan/McConnell was the final sunlight needed to prove beyond any question that Republicans never held any intention to reduce the size, scope and reach of government.

President Donald Trump has appointed, and the Senate has confirmed, Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director.  The Office of Management and Budget actually creates the White House budget proposal based on the policy and instruction of the President.

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133 Responses to President Trump Discusses High Level Budget Construct During OMB Meeting (Video)…

  1. Howie says:

    They will not like it when he tells them the bad news in his address to the joint session. The Gravy Train is over.

    Liked by 34 people

  2. repsort says:

    President Trump kinda seems worn out… Thoughts?
    He’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders and the ENTIRE world is working against him, save his voters…

    Liked by 7 people

    • missmarple2 says:

      I don’t see that at all. His voice is much quieter when he’s in a meeting as oposed to making a speech. That’s all I see.

      Liked by 27 people

    • 2old2worry says:

      I agree. I noticed that while watching the press conference last week. It’s a long hard job with a heavy burdon to carry.

      Liked by 3 people

      • readygo137 says:

        Trump is not working any more or any less than he did at the TRUMP Organization. I believe he is enjoying this and all the challenges. He is over getting up in the morning for the MONEY. He does this now for the challenge. What IMO surprised him is hard hard the DEMS fight to WIN at all costs. He also surprised at how little spine the RINOGOPe has. Each day he realizes the only back up he has is the voters. That was displayed this past weekend in FL. He is having fun especially playing the PRESS & Media like a violin. Although he needs to look around him but he knows that I hope!

        Liked by 22 people

      • singingsoul says:

        I do not see that POTUS is tired.
        He gets away every weekend that renews him. Smart man not allowing DC to take the spirit out of him.

        Liked by 12 people

    • CharterOakie says:

      In the video clip that Sundance included in this post the POTUS looks and sounds to me to be the same — 100% focused, on point, clear, concise and determined.

      For 70 years old he’s unbelievably strong and energetic, imo.

      Liked by 17 people

      • “For 70 years old he’s unbelievably strong and energetic, imo.” Oh, yeah? You should see my rabbi (emeritus)! At age 96, he was a guest panelist last night talking about his memories of living, working and studying in Jerusalem just before, during and after the Six-Day War, 50 years ago! Voice strong and clear, memories sharp, knowledge and understanding of Israel’s current situation EXACTLY on point!
        And, BTW, he has KIDS who are younger than DJT! So let’s stop with the “For 70 years old …” stuff.

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    • amjean says:

      Oh, please.

      Liked by 3 people

    • BrewCityNinja says:

      This is just him in BOSS meeting mode. He runs 24/7, so I’m sure he gets tired. I just think the video is portraying his normal business side.

      Liked by 11 people

    • MIKE says:

      I think he really misses being at the helm of Trump, Inc., I honestly believe he could do both with equal aplomb.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Athena the Warrior says:

        He is used to working with tough, hard working people. I bet it disgusts him to have to deal with the losers in Congress who do as little as possible but still get paid well. It’s probably frustrating not being able to fire the incompetents and corrupt in Congress.

        Liked by 12 people

    • Arjun says:

      Vibes I get from the video is that Trump is just giving Mick the task and expects him to get it done. He knows Mick is GOPe and an open border type. So he is most likely is keeping Mick on a tight leash, and tone suggested just that.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Benson II says:

        I read, actually here at TH from a commenter that Mick is a numbers guy and one of the best in his field (if not the best). This job isn’t about voting for or supporting causes it’s about the numbers. Experts like to show off their expertise and I’ll bet Mick does to.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      I agree the fatigue shows at times. It is to be expected. He is working at an astounding pace against great odds. We supporters must continue to provide as much wind to his back as we possibly can along with constant prayer for his, and our nation’s, health and safety.

      Liked by 4 people

    • justfactsplz says:

      President Trump is working so hard and is given very little credit for all the things he has accomplished in a month. I think he is frustrated that the uniparty is fighting him tooth and nail to keep him from accomplishing all of his agenda for the American people. Also now he is in office he has witnessed firsthand how big the Swamp really is. He wants it drained. Prayers that God sustains and strengthens him as he MAGAs.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Joan says:

      President Trump is in his CEO mode. That is different than his rally mode. He fits his attitude as to what is appropriate for any given situation. He likes to work. And he is working bigly.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Patriot 1 says:

      For a guy who gets 4 hours of sleep each night it might take some time to get used to the internal rigors of the deep state, globalists and their media.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Britt West says:

      You’re never given tasks that you cannot conquer.

      Liked by 1 person

    • GForce says:

      Trump’s tone is somber, after all he is talking about the serious task of getting our fiscal house in order. The “entire” world is NOT working against him; the factions that are against him just happen to control the media. The media creates and perpetuates this grand illusion. Some buy in to this trickery, the rest of us press on.

      Liked by 3 people

    • jwingermany says:

      The President seemed quite relaxed and rested last Saturday at the rally in Florida. Everybody goes through the ups and downs where they may sometimes look more tired.

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    • Libertyvibe says:

      I don’t think so. I think he is smothered. Piled on. We can’t reach him. He can’t reach us. He is surrounded by enemies and liars. He has been told that he has to have this huge team to manage this huge bureaucracy. He almost needs a day to clear his head, go to church, and be alone. Too many voices, when he needs to listen to One.

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  3. Okay CHTers! It’s time to man the phones and twitter accounts of our current representatives and let them know where we stand – DIRECTLY WITH OUR PRESIDENT! Let them know we DEMAND the budget be cut and the swamp be drained.

    Liked by 22 people

  4. Somewhere in Dixie says:

    If Rat Ryan has a problem he should be replaced. Ryan is an accountant after all.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Meatzilla says:

    I’m wondering if the budget will specifically address and/or even touch on the law-ignoring Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary State issues across OUR “United” States. They’re thumbing their noses at the current administration and practically daring President Trump to do something about them. The federal budget could certainly be one way to respond to their lawlessness.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. npsrangerman says:

    Dear President Trump. “Non-illigitimus Carborundm.” (Don’t let the Bastards Grind you down!)

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Dave Conley says:

    The budget is Trump’s A-bomb. The leakers, the entrenched opposition, the sanctuary mayors — they’ve all had their turn at bat, but if Trump really slashes the federal budget then he can show it to the American people and dare the Republicans to explain their opposition to voters. After all those years of Washington kicking the can down the road, the outsider who finally picks it up and tosses it in the circular file will have a chance to wield enormous political capital.

    Liked by 21 people

    • readygo137 says:

      Only in 2018 will the REpublicans carewhat the voters think. How many times does this have to repeat itself. THEY HATE YOU the voters! They only care at election time and itover that night if they win. How many times do they promise the same thing and deliver nothing???? Forever. Except for TRUMP who is actually delivering on campaign promised to the people and they are fighting him 100%. Dare a candidate keep his promises to the peasants. And they really do believe you are the peasants.

      Liked by 13 people

    • thesavvyinvester says:

      Outstanding post DC. My guess? President Donald Trump goes for a balanced budget from year one. And guess what, all of us and every American that has to balance their checkbook will get it and say “Good”. His approval numbers Will go up

      Liked by 11 people

    • Joan says:

      The problem is that the House controls spending.

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  8. Sentient says:

    Exactly zero federal money should go to Wisconsin’s first congressional district. Send a message.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. A2 says:

    This is when the real crying begins.

    Liked by 7 people

  10. Cuttin’ off the blood supply (money), our POTUS is!

    Liked by 11 people

    • A2 says:

      There are two sides to every trade. So does taxation whicj has the power to destroy (deincentivise) and the power to create (incentivise). A prioritised budget sets the table.

      Liked by 5 people

  11. These sneaky bastards will all be trying to add stuff in.

    I keep hoping Trump will open up government, and make the budget proposal public. Make it mandatory that all legislation is made public x days before voting too.

    Liked by 9 people

    • KBR says:

      I hope he sends pork-laden bills back to be rewritten.
      Just as he wants to end multilateral deals to make one on one deals which are more efficient and easier to change as circumstances change,

      So too I hope he wants to end “multipurpose bills” to make one law per bill.

      And readable, plain English, (not lawyereze-loophole-language) bills (with all references within each one to other bills spelled out in plain words, not just reference numbers!)

      Laws need to be clear and plain to citizens.

      Heck, I would like each congressman and senator to be required to take a test as to what was in each bill for which he/she voted. If you cannot pass that test, your vote does not count, because you did not even read it!

      Liked by 20 people

    • Athena the Warrior says:

      How about a press conference/ townhall to publicly discuss the budget the day he preps it? He then states that it is on the WH website, his website for us to review. Then he hands it off to Ryan/McConnell who are also present. Do it in Prime time.

      Liked by 7 people

    • I want President Trump (I love typing that) to warn ALL congress critters that if you put in Pork I will verbally call your name and what Pork you put in that they want the tax payers to pay. Honestly, name names. If he does it just 1 time I can say for certainty they’ll not dare do it again until hes’ out of office.

      Liked by 7 people

  12. ledeplorable says:

    Looking for the JOHNSON AMENDMENT to get passed SOONER rather than later.

    Liked by 5 people

  13. KBR says:

    If he only changes the way the departments must spend all they have before they can get money for the next year, and get no positives for saving money, that will help a lot.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. wjb105 says:

    I hope eventually there will be monthly reporting on expenses, projects and headcount with specific goals for savings and policy. If I rember well, there is a lot of fraud and waste. I believe senator McCain has found that in 2015 the government spent about 300 billion on expired programs.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. ginaswo says:

    You can see Mulvaney has absolutely no idea whats about to happen to him.

    He has no idea that The Don will stay up night after night going line by line through thousands of pages of the budget.

    There will be nowhere for them to hide the spending.

    Nothing is getting through without Our President addressing it and using it to leverage the items we want passed.

    #MakeAmericaWealthyAgain

    Liked by 26 people

  16. fedback says:

    The President in his element. Love it.
    This oozes of competence

    Liked by 11 people

  17. FofBW says:

    A consideration that I feel President Trump understands.
    A difficulty I have personally encountered is when cutting budgets way back, check to make sure the cuts are in the right areas. In other words, the fat cats will try to protect their fat cat projects rather than do what is right for America.

    Liked by 8 people

  18. KBR says:

    As far as non-essential government workers go…if they are not essential, why do they ever get hired?

    Liked by 15 people

  19. CharterOakie says:

    I think both should be facing left, with the elephant’s trunk imbedded in the donkey’s rear-end.

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  20. TexasRanchQueen says:

    The donkey and elephant are facing each other because they are the UNIPARTY.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Jim Rogers says:

    Paul Ryan would rather receive an IED than the DJT Budget!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  22. A2 says:

    The congressional pickpockets know how to make boatloads of dosh when the table is tilted in their favour, but forget their basic maths when it comes to subtraction.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Bill Brown says:

    Alas there is no way that the Donald can spend yugely on the military and infrastructure and lower the total tax take. It’s that simple. The US is only able to run massive deficits because it prints the world’s reserve currency. If, more like when, oil is ever priced in a basket of currencies or in IMF SDR’s the debt chickens gradually come home to roost. Default, hyperinflation and or a massive transfer of ownership of real assets to foreigners are the future.
    Don can however start at the spending end of the sausage and slash and burn govt departments, their regulations, their cute spin off qangos and the limitless waste of other people’s money that govt proudly asserts is its right. Starting with local freeway bypass pork attached to national defence purchase Bills.

    It won’t save us, but it will make me feel wonderful.

    Liked by 2 people

    • KBR says:

      Uh, President Donald Trump is working on the money supply side too.
      He might be able to find the money for military spending, infrastructure and tax cuts just through eliminating the enormous waste and also the unwarranted aid to other nations.

      Paying for USAID to soros orgs…paying for citizens’ of other countries abortions…just two examples
      I am sure this is only the tip of the tip of the tip of an iceberg the size of Antartica.

      I trust he will find so much to cut it will be wondrous!

      Liked by 9 people

    • JT says:

      I honestly don’t think we need to spend more on military. Last I read it was at 3.6%? They can concentrate the money and keep it there or even drop it. There are tremendous cost overruns which inflate the true figure needed. There was a report which showed how the Pentagon wasted at least $100 big every year. We can also save money on NATO as well and stop giving the lazy Europeans a free ride.

      Liked by 2 people

    • ginaswo says:

      The jnfrastructure spending will be financed by BuildAmerica bonds funded with repatriated cash from mncs
      We can do this
      #MAGA

      Liked by 7 people

    • Bill Brown says:

      Best of luck Don.
      Hint: target the tax system. Work not welfare will change the psychology of a nation with 49 million on food stamps.

      The $3 trillion spent on Afghanistan and Iraq must have been part of the plan to impoverish America and make it more malleable to the globalists….why else would you waste the money when you know the day you withdraw the place reverts to 800 AD.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Bill Brown says:

      My biggest fear is for Don’s safety, he is disrupting more elite status quo interests than any president in my lifetime. Supreme concentration is required from the SS. No shortcuts, ever.
      Godspeed Donald.

      Liked by 7 people

  24. flair1239 says:

    This is going to be great. We will have to keep a fire burning under the GOP politicians. A lot of them will lose their nerve and become bitter when they see some of their pet pork projects get a haircut.

    The immigration issue only negatively effects the companies that employ them. Everyone else benefits. Plus these clowns know that deporting illegals is very popular.

    But watch what happens when you take away their magical fairy wand of something ending. That effects their livelihood, they produce nothing else except for pork.

    When this budget hits, you will not be able to tell Lindsay Graham from Elizabeth Warren. We are going to have to vocally support the President, because this budget will go be common cause to the “center right” and the far Left.

    President Trump really loves this country. Because what he is about to go through is going be brutal and vicious. Even compared to what they have already done to him.

    Liked by 7 people

  25. KBR says:

    The con congressmen have promises to keep too, not to their constituents but to the corporations through the lobbyists…promises now difficult to break…

    I picture that a bit like breaking a promise to a mafia boss loan shark…

    But what do I know about such things? Old movies is all.

    Some might even be paying blackmailers…

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  26. Discredited ‘Never Trumper’, George Will, says…
    Conservatives Will Turn on Trump By Mid-Summer over the budget

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/21/george-will-conservatives-will-turn-trump-mid-summer/

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    • KBR says:

      Everyone here needs to be finding out which honest-to-God pro-Trump people can stand up and run against any of those who turn on Trump for doing what they should have done themselves!

      Also I expect that some may be outed for crimes before 2018 rolls around.

      Do NOT vote in a Dhimmicrat! For God’s own sake. And not for Allahs!

      Liked by 7 people

    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Interesting how Chuckie Schumer said the same thing. They are up to something against POTUS Trump.

      Liked by 3 people

      • justfactsplz says:

        The latest meme they are touting with the msm help is that President Trump is mental. They will stop at nothing. Drain the swamp, drain the swamp, drain the swamp.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Benson II says:

      Didn’t bother to read it yesterday and won’t bother to read it today.

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  27. MIKE says:

    I’m looking forward to an administration actually taking their foot off the fiscal throttle and applying the jakebrake ( I love the sound that makes!).

    Liked by 7 people

  28. MVW says:

    Everything Trump touches in this Government pigsty makes my heart beam and gives me renewed hope.

    I doubt Trump will accept a Pence legislative failure. Fish or cut bait time. Trump will find out what the real GOPe story is. Trump does not accept excuses.

    However, after Pence fumbles the legislative ball, whoops, nuclear Newt will be brought out of the closet. Newt better get his plan together.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Joan says:

      If President Trump finds that Pence is not working out well, he will just find someone else to work with. Relationships often just don’t work out. One just has to move on with someone else. Trump can do that.

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  29. John Adair says:

    Just imagine, running this country like a for profit corporation. I’m reasonably certain that President Trump will not go along with the status quo for the last several years the baseline budgeting, continuing resolution, omnibus spending bills and raises in the debt ceiling will turn into a balanced budget within maybe 2 years, surely 8.

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  30. Bubba says:

    I’ve recently heard about this “off budget” accounting mechanism. Is it being used to hide our money? If so, is Trump using this to his advantage in budget negotiations? I’m not sure if CAFR is a scheme or not. Maybe, someone here can advise?

    A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a set of U.S. government financial statements comprising the financial report of a state, municipal or other governmental entity that complies with the accounting requirements promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

    The CAFR provides information about all of these other government agencies that may have their own budgets and separate investment accounts but their financial holdings are not combined with the general purpose budget that the same government presents to the public.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_annual_financial_report

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  31. sundance says:

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    • Blade says:

      I give him kudos for once. That was one of Hannity’s better interviews, especially since he throttled himself from overtalking the other person for once, Paul Ryan.

      He took the perfect tone with Lyin Ryan. Hannity was persistent and ominous and almost like a father warning his son this is your last chance. He projected serious impatience and Ryan looked and sounded like he got the message.

      As I write this, Hannity is at CPAC talking to Kellyanne Conway about this very thing. It looks like Hannity is not gonna let go of it and if he is persistent it will be a great service to us all. Ryan knew during that interview that Hannity wasn’t doing a fluff piece, he was given a probation period and better not screw it up. I don’t know if he will or he won’t but he will face accountability this time, perhaps for the first time.

      If he does do a joint interview with the other Congressman included with Ryan, it will be epic. Here is four words Hannity and others should be prepared to use if Lyin Ryan doublecrosses us again: Vacate The Chair, Again.

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  32. David says:

    Hi friends, I am Israeli and I am posing a video here about Israel/US cooperation. Enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Millwright says:

    One thang that’s long been lacking in our military budgeting is the “beans, bullets, and socks ” outlays. We’re reaping the harvest of past administrations’ ( and Congresses’) lack of attention to logistics in favor of “gee whiz”, as viable airframes, ships and ground equipment is deadlined for lack of parts and skilled technicians to keep them in service. I suspect President Trump’s business experience will lead them to ensure these are addressed; provided we keep pressuring our electees to support him.

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  34. Duhders says:

    One small thing I noticed…Trump was the only person that only had water in front of him, everyone else had water and what looked like tea. Just the optics to me, walking the walk of not wasting.

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  35. TwoLaine says:

    Anyone remember the Super-Committee that wasn’t?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress_Joint_Select_Committee_on_Deficit_Reduction

    Yeah, that Fat Failure was under The Oh?’s watch too. OOPS, Grubered again!

    You’ll find their non-work in the CyberCemetery. How appropriate! 🙂

    https://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/deficit/20120113172445/http://www.deficitreduction.gov/public/

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