Trump budget is ‘sober,’ ‘conservative’ and cuts spending by $4.5 trillion over 10 years

May 23, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump and the White House Office of Management and Budget for offering a budget that relies primarily on spending cuts to achieve balance:

“President Trump’s budget is based on a sober assessment of economic growth and achieves balance not through Washingtonian gimmickry but through $4.5 trillion of real cuts to baseline spending over 10 years. This breaks the cycle of perpetual spending increases being baked into the system, and repeals and replaces Obamacare.

“The good news is that when the President’s tax, regulatory and trade reforms take effect, the economic growth that they create should be a windfall for the U.S. economy — as more discouraged workers enter the labor force after a decade-long losing streak, and real wages finally increase.

“Through Trump’s conservative approach to the budget, the President takes nothing for granted, and should find willing allies amongst the Congressional GOP as their once in a generation opportunity to achieve an historic agreement on rational spending priorities moves forward.”


“Trump’s budget really could make America great again. Will Congress allow him to do it?” By Richard Manning, May 22, 2017 at

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at to arrange an interview with ALG experts.