Citizens Against Government Waste Congratulates Donald Trump, Urges Waste-Cutting Agenda

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
November 9, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victorious presidential campaign and urged that he fulfill the pledge he made in a speech on September 7, 2016:  “I will ask that savings be accomplished through common sense reforms that eliminate government waste and budget gimmicks.”

CAGW President Tom Schatz said:  “President-elect Trump deserves congratulations for his historic achievement.  From the perspective of a taxpayer watchdog group that prides itself with slashing a bloated and overgrown federal government, the last eight years have gone from bad to worse.  Now, more than ever, the nation needs presidential leadership to tackle the critical policy matters that could bring the United States fiscal calamity.”

“The United States is marred by sluggish economic growth that threatens the financial wellbeing of millions.  The looming bankruptcy of entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security portend great fiscal harm to the nation as a whole if they are not addressed in short order, and the nation’s gigantic, soon-to-be $20 trillion debt has the potential to collapse the economy.  Prime Cuts 2016, which contains 618 recommendations that would save taxpayers $644.1 billion in the first year and $2.6 trillion over five years, can help the next president safeguard America’s fiscal future.  Taxpayers hope President-elect Trump will act on these proposals so this nation can return to economic prosperity.”

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government. 

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