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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:19 AM

Trump's $4.7 trillion budget locks in $1 trillion deficits, raises defense spending, cuts safety net

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/03/11/trump-to-release-4-7-trillion-budget-that-locks-in-1-trillion-deficits-boosts-military-spending-and-cuts-to-social-safety-net/?utm_term=.250125a03063

President Trump’s new budget proposal would sustain a huge gap between spending and tax revenue through 2022, according to an advance copy obtained by The Washington Post. The deficit proposals reflect the White House’s push for low taxes and higher defense spending and are only partially offset by major spending reductions on Medicare, Medicaid and other domestic programs.

Democrats on Capitol Hill have said many parts of the plan stand no chance of becoming law, but the proposal sets up a sharp contrast for the public and voters heading into budget fights later this year and the 2020 election.

...Trump’s “Budget for a Better America” also includes dozens of spending cuts and policy overhauls that frame the early stages of the debate for the 2020 election. For example, Trump for the first time calls for cutting $845 billion from Medicare, the popular health care program for the elderly that in the past he had largely said he would protect.

His budget would also propose a major overhaul of Medicaid, the health care program for low-income Americans run jointly with states, by turning more power over to states. This would save $241 billion over 10 years.

Other agencies, particularly the Environmental Protection Agency, State Department, Transportation Department, and Interior Department, would see their budgets severely gutted.

More broadly, Tump’s budget would impose mandatory work-requirements for millions of people who receive welfare assistance while dramatically increasing the defense budget to $750 billion next year, a 5 percent increase from 2019...

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BeyondGeography Mar 2019 OP
dalton99a Mar 2019 #1
spanone Mar 2019 #2
CrispyQ Mar 2019 #3
underpants Mar 2019 #4
GeorgeGist Mar 2019 #5
beachbum bob Mar 2019 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2019 #7

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:20 AM

1. Fucking America like a business he owns

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. As void of compassion as the man himself.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:22 AM

3. Running America like a business - a failing business.

President Shithole.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:38 AM

4. He's the King of Debt you know

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:43 AM

5. DOA. eom

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:15 PM

6. democrats should have a field day with this budget, come back at trump and GOP on the $$$$$ deficits

 

and propose raising taxes on the 1%, cuts to defense spending, etc....make GOP defend $$$$$ deficits and runaway defense spending and tax giveaways to rich and business

no better campaign issues to be found

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:04 PM

7. Financial wiz kid

Running America like he ran his businesses...straight into the ground.

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