Donald Trump has been hard at work delivering on the lofty and complicated campaign promises outlined by his Contract With America.
While both of his executive orders aimed at mitigating travel to the U.S. from terror-rich nations have been halted by federal judges, that hasn’t slowed down the remainder of Donald Trump’s goals from being realized. One of the President’s latest actions was to deliver a budget that is aimed at decreasing the size and scope of the federal government to ensure the prosperity of the American people.
And boy, does it do just that.
“Stacks of the blueprint — titled ‘America First’ — were delivered to the Government Printing Office bookstore and a 62-page document was posted on the White House website early Thursday.
“Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday told reporters the White House proposal will cut the EPA’s budget down from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion. About 3,200 positions — or more than 20 percent — in the EPA’s workforce of 15,000 would be cut.
“The proposed budget would end funding to former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan — his signature effort to combat climate change by regulating power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions. EPA programs such as the $73 million-a-year Chesapeake Bay cleanup project and the Energy Star program, designed to improve energy efficiency and save consumers money, would lose all funding.”
“’You can’t drain the swamp and leave all the people in it. So, I guess the first place that comes to mind will be the Environmental Protection Agency,’ Mulvaney told reporters. ‘The president wants a smaller EPA. He thinks they overreach, and the budget reflects that.’”
The EPA has long been considered a tool of the left, in which liberals are able to funnel money and resources into agency to, in turn, put pressure on other elected officials in order to get their way. A shining example of this left-leaning bias would be in the realm of climate change and the purported reality being peddled by global warming hoaxers who have infiltrated the agency and used their political clout to add weight to progressive legislation and regulations.