According to The Hill, the Trump administration is gearing up to make some massive cuts to the Federal government, as he promised he would do along his campaign trail.
“The changes they propose are dramatic,” writes Alexander Bolton of The Hill, who reported on Thursday that the Trump team plans on making an unprecedented level of spending cuts over the course of his presidency.
The National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities will be completely eliminated, and the Corporation For Public Broadcasting will be privatized. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is most commonly known as the agency which helps fund NPR and PBS, along with hundreds of other television stations, and according to The Independent currently receives $445.5 million a year in taxpayer dollars.
Cuts will also be made to the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Transportation, and State. It is estimated that these proposed cuts will slash spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade.
Donald Trump also allegedly plans on taking aim at the EPA. According to Mike Allen, the co-founder of Politico, the “Environmental Protection Agency is set for an absolute hammering under Trump.” Allen reports that the Trump administration plans on halting a number of different initiatives that are currently being taken on by the EPA, as well as making drastic reductions to its budget. According to a leaked memo obtained by Allen, Trump also plans on issuing “an executive order barring EPA from overruling federal/state regulatory/permit decisions unless in clear violation of established law.”