(NationalSentinel) Budget:Â Conservative #nevertrump types who were just certain that Donald J. Trump wasÂ not theÂ right kind of conservative for the Republican Party should be on their second or third helping of crow by now. Every day the president proves he’sÂ moreÂ conservative than any GOP president or presidential nomineeÂ since Ronald Reagan.
His Cabinet has been called the most conservative in decades. Like a good conservative, Trump wants to slash and burn most federal regulations. And now, his first budget is all a conservative can love.
As reported byÂ The Wrap, Trump is proposing to end all funding for National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System, the National Endowment for the Arts, and much more as he tries to reverse the nation’s skyrocketing national debt:
Trumpâ€™s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide…Â
The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230Â million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums. Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
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Granted, these are funding drops in the bucket in a $4.6 trillion budget, but the president is just getting started. His budget also includes major cuts to federalÂ employees, as he seeks to downsize and even eliminate as much of the federal bureaucracy as possible.
“This is the â€˜America First’ budget,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. “In fact, we wrote it using the president’s own wordsâ€”we went through his speeches, articles that have been written about his policies, we talked to him, and we wanted to know what his policies were, and we turned those policies into numbers.”
Wasteful spending is targeted, while spending on the military and homeland security is increased, Mulvaney said.
“We’ve worked very closely with the Defense Department to make sure, a couple of things, that this funds their needs but does so in a responsible fashion in terms of what they can actually spend this year,” Mulvaney explained. “The Defense Department has told us this is the amount of money they need and can spend effectively this year. We are not throwing money after a problem and claiming that we have fixed it.”
As for the NEA, NPR and PBS, these entities have long been taken over by the Alt-Left, which uses them to support far-Left causes and ideology. Good riddance.