Draining the swamp includes cutting out the wasteful spending. Once you do that (along with getting out the people who cause the wasteful spending), the government can run more efficiently. Is Trump going about this the right way?
President Donald Trump on Monday began a far-reaching reorganization of the federal government.
Trump signed the Comprehensive Plan For Reorganizing The Executive Branch, which he called a “major step towards making the federal government efficient, effective and accountable.”
"This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted," Trump said.
— NPR (@NPR) March 13, 2017
Trump said the order empowers his Cabinets to revamp their departments.
“We have assembled one of the greatest Cabinets in history and I believe that so strongly,” Trump said. “And we want to empower them to make their agencies as lean and effective as possible and they know how to do it. Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere. Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”
“This order requires a thorough examination of every executive department and agency to see where money is being wasted, how services can be improved and whether programs are truly serving American citizens,” Trump said.
The Office of Management and Budget will oversee the evaluation, which, according to the order, will “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies … components of agencies, and agency programs.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 13, 2017