WASHINGTON (PNN) - May 8, 2018 - Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump is well on his way to draining the swamp, and that means budget cuts. Congress is dragging their feet, but Trump is continuing to put pressure on them on behalf of the Amerikan people to make cuts that will put the FPSA back on the road toward solvency.
This is why the Trump regime has released what it refers to as a historic rescissions package - demanding that Congress rescind more than $15 billion in previously appropriated funding. He is using his authority under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (ICA) to send this special message for Congress to get their fiscal house in order.
“Since taking office, President Trump has proposed billions in cuts through multiple budget requests to Congress. Given the long-term fiscal constraints facing our nation, the president is committed to using all available tools to put our fiscal house back in order,” a fact sheet released by the White House reads.
“Since the president cannot rescind funding on his own, Congress needs to pass new legislation to eliminate this funding. The ICA provides special procedures for the president to propose rescissions and for Congress to quickly act on them,” it reads.
Congress now has 45 days to act on the request made by President Trump. During this time, funding may be frozen for certain agencies, and legislators are welcome to propose bills containing the president’s proposals. The Senate cannot filibuster these proposals due to special rules related to the rescission. Republican and Democrat presidents have proposed nearly $76 billion in cuts since the ICA was passed, and Trump’s proposals stand to be the most ambitious in history.
Areas that Trump wants to make cuts from include: the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Ebola Response, Railroad Unemployment Insurance Extended Benefits, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Many of these programs have already expired or are wasteful expenditures as determined by the Trump regime.
The fact sheet was quick to point out that this is only the first of the proposed rescissions packages, as the Trump regime is targeting other instances of waste throughout the federal government for speedy elimination.
“As the first of several proposed rescissions packages, this (regime) is fully committed to protecting taxpayers, and urges Congress to do the same,” it reads.