President Donald Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mike Mulvaney respectively, held a press conference on Friday during which he announced to a stunned audience that there will be no more spending (waste) on “green” programs “just because they sound good” in the new administration.
The press conference was focused on President Trump’s revolutionary America First concept, which was reflected in the new budget blueprint. Basically, the new federal budget annihilates all types of federal money subsidization when it comes to environmentalist “causes”, including Climate Change/Global Warming or whatchamacallit.
Mike Mulvaney answered to many anxious questions from reporters during his Friday press conference and one of the most heated moments arrived when President Trump’s director was asked about the proposed eradication of financing for climate change research together with various scientific agencies which are used to bloating their personnel/budgets via mission creep:
You can skip to 22m3s for that exact question regarding climate change.
Regarding the question about climate change, I think the President was pretty straightforward – we’re not spending money on that anymore. We consider it to be a waste of your money to go out and do that.
This comes back to the President’s businessperson view of government, which is that if you took this over as a CEO, and you took a look at this on a spreadsheet and go, ‘Why do we have all of these facilities? Why do we have 7 when we could do the job with 3? Will that save money?’ And the answer is: Yes.
President Trump’s new budget rocked the Washington establishment due to the (unheard of) proposals to dramatically cut waste, slash fraud and end the years of abuse of record breaking tax hauls that they’ve become the norm. The grim atmosphere in DC becomes obvious when looking at the stunned reporters’ questions about the dramatic cuts in federal funding for foreign aid, public broadcasting and climate change.
“Daddy” Mulvaney explained the progressives that the United States is $20 trillion in debt and the government cannot afford to spend money anymore on projects and ideas just because they sound good:
“We’re going to spend money – we’re going to spend a lot of money – but we’re not going to spend it on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we’ve made to people.”