The world was stunned when the socialist-leaning nation of Argentina elected Javier Milei as their next president. The nation was suffering from massive inflation.
Javier Milei, a libertarian, was promising to make drastic changes to potentially save Argentina from disaster.
This week, he was sworn into office. And in his very first week, he kept his promises. Because he just eliminated several controversial offices.
Argentine President Javier Milei used his first executive action in the top office on Sunday to dramatically rearrange the federal executive branch, reducing the number of cabinet-level ministries from 18 to nine…
In one of his most popular public appearances, he explained his plan by scratching ministries out of a large flow chart of the federal government one by one, describing many as ranging from useless to harmful.
President Milei kept his promise to reduce the government of Argentina with his first order. He reduced the number of government ministries from 18 to nine. This included eliminating ministries and moving some of their responsibilities to new, smaller offices.
Milei kept his promises to reduce the size of the government to save Argentinians from heavy tax burdens. As a libertarian, he was deeply critical of the previous government’s size. He claimed many of the government offices were unnecessary and vowed to eliminate them.
Many have called Milei the Argentinian Trump, given their shared desire to reduce the size of their respective federal governments. Argentina has often been considered a cautionary tale for the United States.
Several once-prosperous South American countries succumbed to socialist dictators over the decades. Very quickly, their wealth and success collapsed. Many of these nations have yet to recover because their socialist leaders have allegedly rigged the elections in their favor.
The world was stunned to discover that Javier Milei won the presidential race. But some pointed out he had run against the economic minister of the previous administration—someone who undoubtedly took much of the blame for the 140% inflation the nation was suffering from.
Milei believes the first step in ending the epidemics of crime, unemployment, and poverty begins with reducing the government. He has made good on that promise.
- Argentine President Milei eliminated nine ministries from the federal government.
- Javier Milei won a surprise victory this year, becoming the country’s first libertarian president.
- Argentina has suffered under decades of socialist dictatorship, with exploding crime and poverty.