|Mr Puggsly said:
I'm no expert on the subject but I dont think a president controls all the spending. Trump inherited a government with excessive spending and is trying to reduce the size of government, federal employees, etc. Anywho, I dont expect the excessive spending to be addressed until it has to be regardless if its a democrat or republicans in the white house. One of the biggest criticisms of Trump among republicans is he doesn't push back enough when it comes to expensive budget increases requested by democrats, which leads to government shutdowns and what not. Its not really a debate, democrats campaign on high taxes and increased spending.
Also, why do people keep ignoring the rest of my comment? I said vote for libertarians if you really care about responsible spending.
He does. That's part of the job of the POTUS, to present a budget to congress. It's already going in the wrong direction after a tremendous effort by the previous admin to trim the deficit.
Trump isn't shrinking the government at all. He's simply shifting where the money gets spent (hint: military industrial complex).