TRUMP TO CUT FEDERAL WORKFORCE TO INCREASE MILITARY BUILD-UP IF ELECTED - September 8, 2016
Trump Revives Familiar Plan to Cut Federal Workforce
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Donald Trump on Wednesday brought back a familiar Republican proposal to achieve deficit reduction: federal employee attrition.
In a speech laying out his agenda to devote more resources to the military and defense-related programs, Trump said allowing civilian federal workers to leave without hiring replacements would help fund a build-up at the Pentagon. The Republican presidential nominee called for an end to the defense side spending cuts in place since 2013 that resulted from the 2011 Budget Control Act, saying the military has been depleted and left unready to fight due to insufficient funding.