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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:51 AM

Trump budget would boost defense funding, slash domestic spending

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Source: nbc



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Mulvaney, speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, referred to executive budgets as "messaging" documents. The message this year, he said, was that Congress doesn't "have to spend all of this money...but if you do, here is how we would prefer to see you spend it" and an optimistic riff that "we do not have to have trillion dollar deficits forever."

But Trump's proposal does run up the deficit, breaking with the deep-rooted conservative tradition of projecting long-term balanced budgets (or at least trying to). The 2019 budget plan does push for $3.6 trillion in savings over 10 years, while serving up cuts to departments like State, Labor, Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency while bolstering spending for Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense.

The budget boosts spending for what the plan calls a "lethal, resilient, and agile" military, while making significant cuts to domestic entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the food aid program SNAP. Public broadcasting also finds itself in the crosshairs once again, with the administration seeking to slash more than 95 percent of the funding it was allocated in 2017. ............................




...................Before the budget was released on Monday, Trump said that it would take "care of the military like never before," and told reporters in the White House State Dining Room that Defense Secretary James Mattis had called him to say "wow" because they'd never expected to get so much money.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-budget-would-slash-spending-domestic-programs-entitlements-n847141?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma



Trumps Generals are a happy lot! damn



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The budget boosts spending for what the plan calls a "lethal, resilient, and agile" military, while making significant cuts to domestic entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the food aid program SNAP.


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:56 AM

1. As in the tradition of all dictators.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:01 AM

2. Keynesianism for the rich defence stock holders. Nothing for the lower middle

class and the poor because they have to fight inflation with low wages or rich people will lose value in all their money. Is that about right?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:31 AM

3. Does that mean the soldiers don't

have to be on food stamps?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:56 AM

4. And decrease cyber security on Russia?

More gunpowder and steel against our enemies defeating us and dividing us with cyber attacks. Pretty sure we have enough weapons folks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:26 PM

5. And his cult members wont care nor hear that his budget will harm them and their families

I hate that we are so divided and truth is now fake news in their world.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:52 PM

6. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141985818 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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