BUDGET/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/STEVE BANNON: “Donald Trump’s budget proposal was a statement of intent. And his actions this week were a down payment.
The warning to Americans from the government is clear: your national defense will be well-funded and your security will be a priority, but for benefits beyond the most basic services, don’t count on me. It’s a kind of break-up note to taxpayers. Uncle Sam can still be your friend, sure, but that’s it. Nothing more.
In Washington, the vogue term is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” That was coined by White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who used it during a rare public chat at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland last month.”

-Gregory Krieg, “What the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ really looks like,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 30, 2017 9:47am