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    President Trump tells aides to look for big spending cuts in second-term

    President Donald Trump has instructed aides to prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House, five people briefed on the discussions said, a move that would dramatically reverse the big-spending approach he adopted during his first 30 months in office.



    Trump's advisers say he will be better positioned to crack down on spending and shrink or eliminate certain agencies after next year, particularly if Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives.


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    Well hopefully those spending cuts go through.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Well hopefully those spending cuts go through.
    Or we get a 4 year shutdown.
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  5. #4
    Would be nice...
    "The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack...that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." "Attack Libya UPDATE 8/13: and Syria"

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    Cut it to the bone
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Cut it to the bone
    Scalp it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Scalp it?
    Blood Eagle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Scalp it?
    Exactly . He could actually just shut down entire agencies by not funding them . He can call me for the first weeks list .
    Do something Danke



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    I've seen what he has done. I'll give him another 4 years. And I'm not talking government spending. At this point I wouldn't care less if he added another $20 trillion. It truly just doesn't matter. But, if he can add cuts to his bull in a china shop approach to socialism I'm all in.
    Is there a Democrat that would do any better? Lol. Would any of them even state that they would cut spending?
    Diversity is strength. Divisiveness is needed. And long past due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    I've seen what he has done. I'll give him another 4 years. And I'm not talking government spending. At this point I wouldn't care less if he added another $20 trillion. It truly just doesn't matter. But, if he can add cuts to his bull in a china shop approach to socialism I'm all in.
    Is there a Democrat that would do any better? Lol. Would any of them even state that they would cut spending?
    Diversity is strength. Divisiveness is needed. And long past due.
    You must spread some reputation around....................................
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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    How come there have been no spending cuts so far? He said he was going to eliminate the national debt in 8 years.

    now weve got big deficits once again.. $1 Trillion plus you know thats not including the raiding of the trust funds so its probably more like $1.6 Trillion.

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    Some departments are down to skeleton crews. EPA has already been slashed.

    Link

    I hope it all goes away over the next 4 years. All the rules didn’t stop lead-laced water in Flint from poisoning kids, from the EPA from releasing toxins into the Animas River, or the 4 million crapgallons dumped into the Puget Sound.
    Do something Dodgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    You must spread some reputation around....................................
    Just had a friend post on FB, and yes I'll add a description, a black conservative, say this...

    "Electing a Super Villain president was the best thing we ever did. Let's do it AGAIN!! "

    in response to this awesome pic...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester Copperpot View Post
    How come there have been no spending cuts so far? He said he was going to eliminate the national debt in 8 years.

    now weve got big deficits once again.. $1 Trillion plus you know thats not including the raiding of the trust funds so its probably more like $1.6 Trillion.
    Has it been 8 yrs. yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Just had a friend post on FB, and yes I'll add a description, a black conservative, say this...

    "Electing a Super Villain president was the best thing we ever did. Let's do it AGAIN!! "

    in response to this awesome pic...

    Lex Luthor was the REAL Hero.



    With any luck Trump will separate Kalifornia from the union before he is done.

    Does anyone know if Trump's real estate interests have been buying up Nevada desert land?
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Trump's first term was all about defeating the deep-state.

    Trump's second term will be all about tax cuts
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    He'd have to cut the military to do anything really substantial and Pres bonespurs really loves his military industrial complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpitcher View Post
    He'd have to cut the military to do anything really substantial and Pres bonespurs really loves his military industrial complex.

    What’s the matter with you? Don’t you know that THAT kind of talk is not permitted around here anymore? Don’t you know that we MUST sacrifice Liberty for Security because it is no longer 2007/2012?

    SwordShill, please put kpitcher in his place for heavens sake. And please, keep posting nonsensical threads to keep the important ones down at the bottom, we do not ever want to talk about or advertise actual evidence that the Global Military Empire under President Trump is growing exponentially!

    Hoorah!
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    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    What’s the matter with you? Don’t you know that THAT kind of talk is not permitted around here anymore? Don’t you know that we MUST sacrifice Liberty for Security because it is no longer 2007/2012?

    SwordShill, please put kpitcher in his place for heavens sake. And please, keep posting nonsensical threads to keep the important ones down at the bottom, we do not ever want to talk about or advertise actual evidence that the Global Military Empire under President Trump is growing exponentially!

    Hoorah!
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    What’s the matter with you? Don’t you know that THAT kind of talk is not permitted around here anymore? Don’t you know that we MUST sacrifice Liberty for Security because it is no longer 2007/2012?

    SwordShill, please put kpitcher in his place for heavens sake. And please, keep posting nonsensical threads to keep the important ones down at the bottom, we do not ever want to talk about or advertise actual evidence that the Global Military Empire under President Trump is growing exponentially!

    Hoorah!
    The battle gets fierce. Projection all around, one accusing the other of the tactics they use themselves.
    It's all some numbered manipulation mind game, it is, attempts to control under facades of alliance and "just thinking of your best interests".

    That said, I highly doubt Trump is going to be making major budget cuts.
    Unless he means like Acosta's position just opened, a whole bunch of positions are about to open.

    Yeah, drive it up, screw it down, then nail it down and bury in a little mud.
    Wait until the squeals.

    That's how you build a wall.

    I can only pray judgement day is coming.
    I will be sorely disappointed if it does not, I must admit.
    Disappointed, but not entirely surprised.

    So much more than just 7 seals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    The battle gets fierce. Projection all around, one accusing the other of the tactics they use themselves.
    It's all some numbered manipulation mind game, it is, attempts to control under facades of alliance and "just thinking of your best interests".

    That said, I highly doubt Trump is going to be making major budget cuts.
    Unless he means like Acosta's position just opened, a whole bunch of positions are about to open.

    Yeah, drive it up, screw it down, then nail it down and bury in a little mud.
    Wait until the squeals.

    That's how you build a wall.

    I can only pray judgement day is coming.
    I will be sorely disappointed if it does not, I must admit.
    Disappointed, but not entirely surprised.

    So much more than just 7 seals.

    Yes, I know you want want want that wall. You must have vested interest, just like SS and Ann Coulter:

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...tention-Center
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    Yes, I know you want want want that wall. You must have vested interest, just like SS and Ann Coulter:

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...tention-Center
    And we know you want millions of communists to invade.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    President Donald Trump has instructed aides to prepare for sweeping budget cuts if he wins a second term in the White House, five people briefed on the discussions said, a move that would dramatically reverse the big-spending approach he adopted during his first 30 months in office.



    Trump's advisers say he will be better positioned to crack down on spending and shrink or eliminate certain agencies after next year, particularly if Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives.


    More at: https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/bus...g-14109681.php
    Always into the future. He will solve healthcare- after the next election. He will reduce spending- after the next election. What did he do when he had control of both houses of Congress? He said he was going to insist on budget cuts in 2018. He was going to cut all cabinet departments by at least five percent (which would have actually only saved $17 billion). But his defense spending proposals were bigger than those proposed cuts ($50 billion) so he did not ask to reduce spending- but spend more in different areas. On the other hand, the President can't cut spending. Congress has that duty. They write the budgets- the President can only offer suggestions.
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 07-21-2019 at 10:57 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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    Cut government! Drain the swamp!

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...ma-left-office

    Federal Employees Hit Highest Number Since Obama Left Office

    June 7, 2019

    The number of people employed by the federal government rose from 2,811,000 in April to 2,815,000 in May, an increase of 4,000 that put the number of federal workers at the highest level since President Barack Obama left office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    In December 2016, the last month before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the federal government employed 2,817,000, according to BLS. In January 2017, that dropped to 2,810,000.

    In the time that President Donald Trump has been in office, federal employment hit a low of 2,792,000 in February and March of 2018, but has since risen by 23,000 to the current 2,815,000.

    Federal employment hit an all-time high of 3,435,000 in May 1990, when George H.W. Bush was president.
    More at link.
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 07-21-2019 at 10:58 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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  29. #25
    Very bold move if confirmed as non-fakenews, debt/deficit spending has been out of control during 1st term.



    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
    In 2016, Donald Trump promised that he could rid the US national debt of $19 trillion debt in 2 terms as president "over a period of eight years".
    Trump warned that the US is "sitting on a bubble right now that's going to explode": https://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/02/p...ebt/index.html


    The new budget plan looks more like a ballooning deficit, that will likely swell debts and deficits.
    According to Goldman Sachs, the budget bill will increase the US deficit by $1.1 trillion next year.
    At more than $20 trillion, greater than the annual GDP, the United States' debt is already at its highest level since World War II.

    Because of the December tax cuts, of which the wealthy profit most, the federal revenues are cut by $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

    There is a $1.5 trillion plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.

    The budget deal calls for an additional $300 billion in defence spending over 2 years.
    ....

    EM.


    Granted big gummit spending and record deficit/debt spending has been out of control during MAGA's 1st term, there are rumors that during second term MAGa will reverse course and become a small gummit Prez.

    Another $25 B spending saving has already taken place during 1st term for which MAGA is not being given credit in falenews media:





    Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office



    Media can't have it both ways, first called MAGA's promised Wall too expensive but later did not give him credit for cutting that expense.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Since he frequently contradicts himself his statements can't be trusted at all, you have to watch his actions to even guess about his positions or plans.

  30. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Cut it to the bone
    This is a pledge I can see actually being followed through on, since the infinite printing ability of the FRN is near death, thanks to the end of the petrodollar standard. Can't print it at will if you can't export it (and the domestic price inflation that otherwise would come with it) around the world anymore, unless we want to see immediate Zimbabwe status. All part of the script though. Trump is PR guy for the bankers.
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  31. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    Yes, I know you want want want that wall. You must have vested interest, just like SS and Ann Coulter:

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...tention-Center
    Not as mush as I want to hear more nuts squeal.

  32. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by PAF View Post
    Yes, I know you want want want that wall. You must have vested interest, just like SS and Ann Coulter:

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...tention-Center
    Creating reasons to steal from taxpayers is the Beltway's top method to get rich.
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    The entire internet is the domain of paid shills and bots. If you don't know this by now....

    Israel, under control of the Crown and, ultimately, the Vatican, own the USA. If you don't know this by now....

    Talk to people about liberty. You won't find it on websites, you won't find it in politicians.

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