President Trump Cabinet Meeting October 17, Challenges all Departments To Achieve Five Percent Spending Cut…

President Trump challenges cabinet to reduce spending within each federal agency by 5%.

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77 Responses to President Trump Cabinet Meeting October 17, Challenges all Departments To Achieve Five Percent Spending Cut…

  1. Q sent me says:

    5% per year, government gone in 20 years! 🙂

    Liked by 8 people

    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      The devil is in the details! 😉

      Liked by 4 people

      • Diddian says:

        And the math! (Reducing 5% from budget each year still never gets you to zero.)

        Reporting the good news that her department has eliminated regulations which cost industry $1.2 billion this year, Secretary Chao also indicated that Dept of Transportation regulations imposed during the prior administration added $3 billion every year. So, why just $1.2 billion cut – just half of what Obama admin added in a single year? Why not $25 billion?

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          GREAT QUESTION! “Xinquiring minds” want to know! 😉

          Liked by 1 person

        • GB Bari says:

          She may not want to do that because much of the “costs” of those regulations may well have been for hiring personnel and property to execute regulations and to monitor and audit them – in both her department and in the affected companies themselves. You cannot just pull the rug out from under what was just set up to comply with the regs.

          Chao will likely have to dig deep into every reg to see how the elimination of each reg will impact the industry – they may have to incur more costs to dismantle whatever was just set up.

          What if the regs affected equipment design? Then they might have to re-design the old requirements out of the new equipment models.

          So this isn’t quite as easy on the surface as it may seem. Government can and usually does really screw things up when it meddles too deeply in business. The Do-Gooders think they’re improving things by forcing this on everyone but unless there was a hue and cry from the consumers or the industries themselves, the regs mostly ought to be not imposed.

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    • SallyStorm says:

      You need to learn compound interest… LOL


  2. Pam says:

    Yep. It’s in the last five minutes or so in the video but the entire cabinet meeting is fascinating to watch.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. pgroup says:

    And everybody in the room said, in perfect harmony, oh shoot!


  4. emet says:

    Eliminate all SES positions. No travel to meetings (eg DC fact finding in Hawaii during the winter). Use video conferencing if ar all posible. Return inised budget instead of blowing it just before the end of the fiscal year. Easy peasy. There’s your 5%. No, don’t thank me.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:


      I am not kidding. SES (Socialist Embedding System) needs removal YESTERDAY.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Somebody says:

      emet that part about returning unused funds is huge, but it takes action by Congress. As the law currently stands if an agency has money left over at the end of the year their budget will be cut by that amount the following year……stupid law that encourages waste. Sometimes agencies need more money to upgrade equipment for instance, but they don’t need it year after year.

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    • calbear84 says:

      Unused budget? UNUSED BUDGET! The horror…quick let’s spend it and then ask for more next year.


      • Rhoda R says:

        It is a serious problem because if budgeted money isn’t spent the agency’s budget for the next year will be reduced by the amount that they didn’t sped this year. As Somebody said up thread, it is a stupid law.

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    • Teagan says:

      Well, after all…Obama always scheduled “important meetings” during the winter in a Palm Springs…near a golf course or any other tropical, warm locations….as long as it had a golf course.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      Eliminate SES, yes, but eliminate SIS first, please. SIS American, not British.
      SIS is evil.
      SIS = Senior Intelligence Service, i.e. Brennan, Hayden, etc


  5. wildsailor2018 says:

    Yea, we in the business world are used to 10% goals every year. 5% in an organization that has never cut anything will be like having to eat a sundae without the cherry….

    Liked by 9 people

  6. feralcatsblog says:

    How about a 99.5% cut in funding for the crime syndicates known as the DOJ and FBI?

    Take that money and build The Wall.

    And what about the sacred cow known as the DOD?

    700+ Billion a year and they can’t even guard our southern border across which we are being invaded. Our witless Great-Islamic-Society-Nation-Building generals would rather have troops in Trillion-Dollar-Bridge-To-Nowhere Afcrapistan for another 17 plus years than on our southern border where they belong.

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  7. feralcatsblog says:

    Donald J. Trump

    ….The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!
    5:45 AM – Oct 18, 2018

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  8. Kenji says:

    Ohhh nooo !!!! Trump is seeking to DESTROY all of our “traditional institutions” … like the disgusting WASTE of taxpayer (and borrowed Chinese) $$$. How dare he!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. andyocoregon says:

    Here’s the easiest and best solution. Fire all liberal government employees. That would cut way more than 5% out of each department’s budget.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Everyone has overlooked what President Trump directed:
    MINIMUM 5% cut.
    MOST will find more!

    Liked by 14 people

  11. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “President Trump challenges cabinet”

    But first he has Ben Carson lead in a prayer before the meeting!

    P r o v er b s 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

    Pr 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

    Pr 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

    Pr 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

    Pr 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

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  12. Bruce Fauth says:

    T Rex proposed a 25% cut to State Dept in first budget he submitted. But he’s gone now. Don’t know how it ultimately played out but that right there is an indication of what CAN be done.

    Get rid of multiple programs trying to do the same thing. Get rid of the bureaucrats that are there doing nothing. Eliminate positions left and right and we can balance that baby in no time.

    Pound on Congress for Sunset legislation. Every program (not just the new ones they create) dies at sunset on XX day and they have to go through the process of evaluating whether it is needed and if so, then re-authorize.

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  13. feralcatsblog says:

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    • Kenji says:

      My people … have more appropriately-scaled … human … teeth

      Liked by 2 people

      • scott467 says:

        Katie Pavlich. Another Never-Trump traitor, so-called ‘conservative’ who thought it wise to marry a Marxist and hopped on the Faux News propaganda merry-go-round.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “Katie Pavlich”

          Too bad – she looked pretty good wearing camo and carrying a rifle when she was single. I did not know she got hitched.


          • scott467 says:

            Apparently I was incorrect. I read that she was married to some Leftist, like Mary Matlin married Lizard Head.

            But after a quick check, it’s hard to be sure if she’s married at all. If she is, it’s to some conservative blogger who works at Breitbart.

            I’m not good with ‘celebrity’ research, so that’s it for me. Sorry for the incorrect information.

            Liked by 1 person

        • Kenji says:

          Yeah … and what’s worse … is she just WRECKED her good looks when she cut bangs over her forehead. Her Marxist hubby didn’t want her looking sexy anymore. Typical controlling leftist … misogynist.

          Liked by 1 person

    • scott467 says:

      I don’t even know how you MAKE that face.

      That’s like some kind of haunted house face you make when you’re trying to scare the kids on Halloween.


      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        It helps to be unsaved and demon-possessed. That is why we have to pray for people like that. The Lord Jesus Christ can fix them. There is nothing else we can do to persuade them to change their minds.

        Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

        1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
        2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

        3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
        4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

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        • scott467 says:

          If I was out somewhere and Ocassio-Cortez walked up to me and made that face, I would prepare to defend myself. It may only be to put my hand on her forehead and hold her at arm’s length like a little kid, but still.

          No telling what some whack-job making that kind of a face is about to do next.


        • Mark Reither says:

          Love how the timeless wisdom of scripture cuts through all the ‘fog’ of political correctness of the day…


  14. thedoc00 says:

    Why do ALL commentators, including “conservatives”, willfully ignore the fact that President Trump has submitted 4 feasible balanced budget proposals, that were praised and then ignored by both parties in congress?? Where the president does have control of spending, his departments have actually controlled costs. Not a single time over the past 50 years has congress nor a single president (except for President Trump) ever proposed containing let alone reducing the cost of government. It is NOT the president but congress who needs to get serious. Also, the media has responsibility in that they inaccurately report the source of government debt and attack the president when he plays hardball (e.g. close down the government) to fix the problem.

    Obama spent like a drunken sailor and nearly tanked the nation, economically. Hilary Clinton would have finished the job if elected. The two times cited by the media costs seemed to be controlled under Obama, it was artificially induced by Sequestration, even though Obama violated the Sequestration he supported.

    The Clinton balanced budget was induced due to the last combative Republican controlled congress, before Gingrich pissed away Contract with America with the idiotic impeachment attempt. Clinton had proposed spending increases and deficits before the compromise with the congress to “balance” the budget.

    Just as a source of comparison, the current deficits under President Trump are not even 50% of the annual deficits run by Obama, even with Sequestration in place that he ignored and not much worse than those run by the Bushes or Clinton (except for the “balanced budget” year).

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “It is NOT the president but congress who needs to get serious.”

      The President mentioned this during his interview with Trish Regan. He had to give demonRATS something to get his military budget passed, because BHO so severely decimated it.

      “Obama spent like a drunken sailor and nearly tanked the nation, economically. Hilary Clinton would have finished the job if elected.”

      That was their goal -what the Globalists are paying off governments to do. See “U.S. Senate” for prime examples. Then look at the House of Representatives.

      The sure have not been representing Joe Sixpack, they just lie to get his vote.

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  15. Bendix says:

    The way to achieve this is to ask the low level civil servants, the ones who do all the work, to fink on management.
    It works.
    Management is the area larded with political appointees.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. calbear84 says:

    This Cabinet is awesome! Mick Mulvaney is THE MAN. Thank you President Trump for appointing these fine patriots.

    Liked by 4 people

  17. gingergal says:

    That’s a good start…

    Liked by 2 people

  18. RedDog says:

    Does a 5% cut reflect a reduction from FY19 or just a decrease in the annual increase?

    Liked by 2 people

  19. simicharmed says:

    President Trump – “I say to the Governor or whoever is going to be the Governor in California – you better get their act together”… THIS California resident loves that!!

    Liked by 3 people

  20. scott467 says:

    “President Trump challenges cabinet to reduce spending within each federal agency by 5%.”



    Pretty loose interpretation of the word ‘challenge’ there, chief!

    You could cut 5% just by stopping the CIA from buying $500 hammers and $1,000 toilet seats for all of their international cabal hideouts.


    • LafnH20 says:

      Just implement Micheal o’s cafeteria menu…
      For EVERY PUBLIC Servant in D.C !!
      No exceptions.
      No credit cards for limo rides to 5 star Eating Establisments (Or Private jets to Paris for Brunch) on OUR Dime..🤔
      I meant Clevelands!
      No skipping meals, either.
      Being Hangry . ain’t cool.
      Participation in the Cafeteria Program is Mandatory!
      You gettin paid?!!
      You Eat what Michael told ya to.
      No exceptions!…
      Brown baggin it…
      B ok on Wednesdays.😉



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  21. scott467 says:

    Better to challenge them to each cut FIFTY percent.

    They would fail miserably, but might actually cut 10-15% while trying to reach 50%.

    But when you set the bar as low as 5%, what do you expect to accomplish from that?

    Even if you hit the 5% goal, it’s like a band-aid on a severed artery.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Rhoda R says:

    One way to approach the problem is to have each department list it’s programs in order of descending importance with the understanding that the least two important functions will be automatically eliminated – no questions asked.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Slob Blob says:

    I wonder if Mitch McConnell’s wife laid turtle eggs

    Liked by 1 person

  24. LafnH20 says:

    30 minutes on a treadmill before your next meal!!!


  25. thedoc00 says:

    As an interesting point of reference. IN 2017, Mick Mulvaney and team proposed a budget that essentially just eliminated the automatic cost increase built in by the professional DC bureaucracy. The media declared it was a massive budget but of social welfare programs, even though no benefits was cut. Mick gave an interview and stated that it was the first time he had ever experienced a zero increase being called a budget cut.

    Earlier this year, the republican congress refused to allow the president to reprogram $16 billion dollars out of a $4 trillion dollar budget.

    This is the opposition the president has to overcome to control costs. Interestingly the alternative proposed by Democrat experts, if they gain control is to print more money or another QE.

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  26. mugzey302 says:

    Still looking for Hussein’s 7,000 socialists to be identified and removed. Also, any contractors who are doing the work of employees who sit idle, playing games on their phones, etc. Lots of room for cuts in payroll. First, ELIMINATE THE UNION FOR ALL “PUBLIC SERVANTS”!


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