Mr. Trump Wants to Kill These Federal Agencies

There are other sources, but this is from

“Some of President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts appear to be targeted more at undercutting Democratic priorities than at shrinking the national debt.

A host of planned funding cuts to federal agencies, reported last week by
The Hill,
are part of the Trump administration’s desire to eliminate roughly $10.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years — nearly all of the federal government’s

discretionary spending.

Yet Trump has
vowed not to cut entitlements,
such as Medicare and Social Security, and promised to beef up military spending, which represents the lion’s share of federal spending — making it hard
for him to do more than chip away at the margins of the nearly $20 trillion national debt.  What, then, would the reported cuts accomplish? The answer appears to be defunding a number of projects seen as liberal darlings — including groups aimed
at preserving and supporting the environment, civil rights protections, the arts, minority-owned businesses, and public broadcasting.”


The agencies include:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Minority Business Development Agency

Economic Development Administration

International Trade Administration

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Office of Violence Against Women

Legal Services Corporation

Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Justice Department

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy ReliabilityOffice of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Office of Fossil Energy



I hadn’t heard of some of these and had no idea about the people they serve or their contribution.  It would be foolhardy to kill some of these, such as the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy ReliabilityOffice of Energy Efficiency and, which works to improve and protect the power grid – Why would Mr Trump and co. want to get rid of these guys?  Go figure.


Could some of these be combined?  Are there ways to keep them apart from government support?


What do you think?

How do we citizens take action?


“Of the People, For the People” (???)

take back the power

Way back when our founders were creating the kind of government we would have, they said it would be “of the people, for the people.”

Hmmmmm, I wonder if any of that still exists.

As I have already said in previous posts, we are limited to choosing between people who have the financial means and ego to run for office.

In this last election, we ended up settling for one of two people we really didn’t want:  Hardly a choice.

My question:  How do we take back the power of choice that is rightfully ours?

I did write to one of my senators about this whole matter of Russia tampering with our election.  I got some nice rhetoric, but my suggestion that Donald Trump’s inauguration be postponed until this is cleared up didn’t get addressed at all.  I really wasn’t surprised.

If you have even an inkling of an idea on this, please post a comment.


Bernie Sanders says, “The Democrats need to become a grassroots party.”

I find myself wondering if this is possible.  Nations are run by the wealthy elite; the common citizen has limited information and power.


If there could be such a party, it could be called, “The Common Folks.”  It would need to have room for differences of opinions, while having a clear vision and standard.  The big question would be, How do we set up communications and such so that the average person has access?


Next, we would have to be willing to join together for fund raising, since our candidates wouldn’t be all that rich.


Then, there’s getting their names out there and having enough people behind them to get into the debates…


Ah, dream on!




Dare to speak up;
Act with integrity;
Remember that you matter;
Expect greater things.


Do not give up;
Always hope for the best;
Reach for the brightest of stars;
Embrace what life brings.


Dance on and on;
Ask for prosperity;
Risk for a better future;
Expand your living.


I am writing this two days after the end of the most contentious, difficult election of my lifetime for sure, possibly in the entire history of the United States.  I could spend plenty of time commenting on candidates, issues and all of that, but I think we have heard quite enough!


What has my attention is this:  We the people need to have a much stronger voice.


AT this point, we sort of get swept along, being left with choices that we don’t really want to make.


Oh, there’s Bernie Sander’s “Our Revolution,” which has merit; but the common person doesn’t have a say in the agenda or issues to be addressed.


We can contact representatives, senators and the White House, but again, we don’t really get heard.


So this is my attempt to give everyone who wants to express opinions, ask questions or make suggestions a chance to speak and be heard.


I do have a couple of simple ground rules:


  1.  Please refrain from name calling, profanity, insulting others who comment or advertising.  In other words, please be respectful.  If your post is offensive, I’ll remove it.
  2. Please be constructive.  If I get suggestions and ideas that are noteworthy, I’ll pass them on to appropriate parties.
  3. Please be patient.  I try to answer comments, but there is more to my life than blogging.


Thank you for participating; have a powerful, encouraging visit.