(NationalSentinel) Most people don’t know this, but approximately 80 percent of the Commerce Department consists of the National Weather Service.
That’s right; 80 percent. And here you thought that the Commerce Department’s primary function was to enhance commerce-trade, business growth and interaction, industrial growth, etc.
And because of this incredibly useless department, it very well could be on a list of agencies the incoming Trump administration seeks to trim, cut, slash and even eliminate. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, President-elect Trump wants to cut $10.5 trillion out of the federal budget over 10 years, or roughly half of the $20 trillion national debt President Obama and past congresses are leaving him:
The Trump administration is seeking major cuts to federal spending upon taking office, with plans to eliminate agencies and programs to reduce the budget by over $10 trillion.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated, according to a new report on the administration’s spending priorities…
The State Department, Department of Justice, and Department of Transportation would also see programs removed entirely. The Government Accountability Office has identified hundreds of billionsof taxpayer funding that could be saved by eliminating duplicative programs.
The new administration will release a “skinny budget” approximately 200 pages long within 45 days summarizing the president-elect’s spending priorities. A full budget is not expected until April.
Predictably the far-Left Democratic Party (and some Republicans) are vehemently opposed to any reductions at all in the size of the federal government. But the billionaire businessman president we now have isn’t used to running his empire with deficits; he’s used to running them with major profits, which demands efficiency and elimination of waste, fraud, and abuse.
What a concept; a lean, mean federal government that comes in on time and under budget.