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You Can Now Vote on Which Federal Agencies to Defund

Art made by: Charlize Alcaraz

The White House government website had released an official survey regarding the reorganization of the funding for the country’s federal agencies–and this includes the white house. You can vote here. Along with abolishing the White House, people can also vote to dump ICE and the Pentagon.

Source: The White House Government Website

Non-US Citizens are (indefinitely) allowed to partake in the survey as well. The website offers all countries as an option when filling out the Contact Information section.

Source: The White House Government Website

The Executive Order, signed by Trump on March 13th of this year, promises to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.

The elimination process will begin on September 17, as it promises on the website that each agency shall submit a proposal funding plan by 180 days from when the Executive order was signed–which was on March 17th.

Source: The White House Government Website

Despite the fortunate choice of having the power to vote ‘YES’ to getting the White House abolished, it remains unclear whether Trump will actually abide by the results of the survey system.

Other agencies that provide aid for many Americans are also at risk of being voted off. These agencies include:

  • Peace Corps
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Department of Labor: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
  • And many more that will affect the daily lives of people who need these programs!

It is quite ironic for Trump to promise to defund these government programs which will create more unemployed people than necessary because his campaign was dedicated to creating more jobs, not destroying them.

The official number of agencies that will be cut off is still indefinite which means that every agency, whether necessary or not, will be at risk.

The survey will close on June 12th–teens might not be able to vote on which president to elect, but they do have the strong will and ability to rid the president of his power.

Vote, vote, vote! Trump may not abide by the results of this survey if it means that it will affect him as well, but at least there will be an official statistic on what the American people (of all ages, race, religion–not just white Catholics) would want their great country to be.

Thanks to AJ+ for the inspiration

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Charlize Alcaraz
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Charlize is a high school junior who hails from the Philippines. She currently resides in Canada, and takes interest in both Canadian and Philippine politics, as well as American Civics.

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