Perspective | Despite rhetoric, Trump plan focuses more on staff cuts than good government

The Washington Post: When Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration’s plan to remake the federal government, the tough, right-wing small government advocate, sounded like a middle-of-the-road resident.

“It’s not about big government, it’s not about small government,” the Office of Management and Budget director said, “it’s about good government.”

Yet, the memorandum he sent to agency heads Wednesday along with President Trump’s earlier budget proposal and reorganization executive order form a management agenda driven by the notion of a broken government needing sharp personnel and programs cuts, rather than using mission and service to determine the size government should be.

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