USDOT Looking at 13% Cut Under New Trump Budget

Trump's budget cuts children's health insurance program

Trump's budget cuts children's health insurance program

Democratic Representative Salud Carbaja asked the budget director how a 30 per cent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, as Mr Trump suggests, would affect future generations.

Idaho public schools would take a $16.1 million hit if the Trump budget passes, the center estimated. The more states spend on the program, the more the federal government reimburses them.

Over the next 10 years, the president wants to cut more than $610bn from Medicaid, a programme that helps low-income Americans pay for medical expenses.

"When you say we're going to get to 3 percent growth and then you paint a picture of how you're going to get to 3 percent growth, most economists say that's unrealistic given the current trend line", Nussle said. Lawrence Summers, who served in economic policy positions for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, referred to the double-counting as an "egregious accounting error".

The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, referred in those terms to the proposal send to Congress on Tuesday. This is a man who sees his job as little more than spectacle, his word as negotiable and all numbers as fungible.

Panel Democrats charged that President Trump's cuts would rip apart the social safety net. But didn't Trump promise not to cut Medicaid? However, at least OMB boss Mulvaney has attempted to shape this spending plan from a different perspective - that of the taxpayer.

At the same time, the blueprint boosts spending for the military by tens of billions and calls for $1.6 billion for a border wall with Mexico that Trump repeatedly promised voters the USA neighbor would finance. U.S. census data place SC as the 10th poorest state, and it's dead last in education, according to the U.S. News and World Reports. The announcement surprised oil markets and briefly pulled down USA crude prices.

A day after the budget's release, a handful of senior administration officials fanned out on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, facing tough questions from Democrats opposed to the blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year and Republicans skeptical about the administration's math.

The White House also cited the need to halt undeserved handouts in its plan to reduce spending on SNAP by 25 percent.

Referring to the 1.9% CBO projection, Mulvaney said: 'That is a pessimistic look at what the potential for this country and for what this country's people is'.

"You have to have compassion for folks who are receiving the federal funds, but also you have to have compassion for the folks who are paying it", he told reporters.

It requests a $54 billion hike in defense spending that would be offset by making drastic cuts to nearly 20 federal agencies. There's been bipartisan opposition to the foreign aid cuts.

"If you borrow money, if you take money from people and have no intention and no plan of ever giving it back to them, that is not debt". "This budget is not going to go anywhere".

And, Social Security disability payments would be cut to some Americans as well, in the name of Mulvaney's theme of putting people back to work. But the Republican budget likely to emerge will most certainly slap the poor and working families.

The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Congress falls short on helping people get off of government assistance and acquire skills needed to become gainfully employed.

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