Trump’s transition team has been putting together an aggressive budget that will reportedly feature massive budget cuts to federal agencies that have been criticized as examples of frivolous government spending, as reported by the Blaze.
Cuts are proposed to the departments of Commerce and Energy, and the budget also includes plans to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The estimated total reduction in spending is expected to top $10 trillion over 10 years.
The transition’s budget program has been headed by two longtime conservative spending hawks – Russ Vought, a former employee of the Heritage Foundation, and John Gray, a previous staffer for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).
Trump’s pick for Office of Management and Budget director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), has not as of yet commented on the budget, but he is also a known fiscal hawk, and is expected to endorse at least the broad outlines of the plan.