Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trump eyes 20% slash of federal workers

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That's a step in the right direction that could easily be attained through attrition and imposing a hiring freeze. 
There's plenty of bloat in the Federal government.

Washington Examiner reports making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.
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.

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