President Trump hires son-in-law to work towards privatizing multiple government offices and programs
On March 27 President Donald Trump created a new office for his son-in-law Jared Kushner with the intention of finding applicable offices and programs within the government that could be either streamlined, or outright privatized.
Moving forward with one of his many campaign promises to treat government as one would a business, this move is similar in scope to Trump’s budget submission from a couple weeks ago in which he seeks to pare down many Federal agencies including the EPA, State Department, Education and Interior just to name a few.
President¬†Trump is reportedly creating a new position for his son-in-law¬†and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
The newly formed¬†White House Office of American Innovation¬†will leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions, according to Reuters, as Kushner says:
“The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens,”
In a statement to the Post,¬†Trump said:
“I¬†promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‚Äėahead of schedule, under budget‚Äô mentality to the government.”
Some of the areas he will focus on are¬†veterans’ care, opioid addiction, technology and data infrastructure, workforce training and infrastructure, according to the report. – Zerohedge
As with nearly all Federal agencies within the U.S. government, over time they have acquired or created functions that were originally outside their purview simply as a means to enlarge their own offices and budgets. ¬†And it has been reported on numerous occasions that a large number of agencies actually now perform duplicate functions which could easily be cut should Congress have the will to do so.
As of March 15 the U.S. is once again having to face the music on having to raise the debt ceiling to be legally able to borrow the $1 trillion plus they require each year to sustain the government in its current bloated form. ¬†And it will be very interesting to see if Congress plays their normal game of politics in either fighting the President’s plan to cut unnecessary programs and departments, or if they do the same in trying to force concessions from Trump during the upcoming debt ceiling vote.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for The Daily Economist, Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular youtube podcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.