The republican President-Elect has made it very clear in the past that he is dedicated to concept of a smaller, sleeker government within the United States. Now, after announcements made during the week of his inauguration, it seems that he’ll be making good on that promise.
“Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.
“At least two so-called ‘landing teams’ in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.
“The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.
” The teams also are looking at staffing cuts over four years through attrition, a…