White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to the reporters about President Trump's proposed budget on Tuesday
26 May, 2017, 10:13
The proposal reflects a conservative vision of smaller government, a drastic rollback of programs for the poor and disabled to prod them into the workforce and a robust hike for the military and border security.
"This is taking away from the poor to give to the rich", said Thomas. "Absolutely not. We're simply trying to get things back in order to where we can look at the folks who pay the taxes, and say, look, yeah, we want to do some climate science, but we're not going to do some of the insane stuff the previous administration did", Mulvaney said.
The Democrats are particularly focused on tax cuts that would benefit the wealthiest Americans. Sen. "They are alone 40 percent of the budget". He calls it "immoral".
As he promised during the campaign, the president included no cuts to Social Security or Medicare, though the administration does plan to crack down on Social Security Disability Insurance recipients in an effort to root out fraudulent claimants.
MARTIN: Didn't we hear about these Medicaid cuts when the House passed their health care bill and didn't some senators say no way to those cuts?
"Many other government agencies and departments will also experience cuts".
How agencies will exact the cuts to programs, and what their impacts on states might be, is still unclear.
(Maybe they aren't "colluding" after all.) But Trump's budget is such that it leaves this White House's credibility on a par with (or perhaps below) that of a Russian propaganda outfit. He says he looks forward to working with Budget Committee leaders to "pass a balanced budget". And numerous healthcare-related recommendations in it depend on the passage of the American Health Care Act, the highly controversial Republican proposal to replace Obamacare, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month but faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Chao said Schumer has called for $1 trillion in direct government funding, which is "not very realistic" and would add to the deficit.
The budget thereby frames the debate over Trumpcare, for example, as "why should I pay for her pre-existing health problem if I'm healthy?"
The Trump administration wants to allow states to expand the use of tolling on interstate highways while sharply cutting grants for transit projects and raising airline passenger security fees, according to the White House budget released on Tuesday.
He notes that some Republicans have already distanced themselves from the budget recommendations and that if Republicans actually did seek to enact it, he could "guarantee the American people would rise up and reject their policies and would reject them". He suggested that in future budgets that may not be the case.
The most recent scores by the Congressional Budget Office predict the Social Security trust fund will be exhausted by 2030 and that by 2047, Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid would make up for half of all federal noninterest spending, compared with today's proportion of about two-fifths of all such spending.
Democrats criticized a proposal for an nearly 30 percent cut in food stamps.
Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. "Deficit spending has become an ingrained part of the culture in the nation's capital", the administration said in its budget for fiscal year 2018, which starts from Oct.1, 2017.
In addition, Trump budget documents claim that tax cuts drive so much additional growth that they - plus the safety-net cuts - will restore federal budget balance a decade hence. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, also said he continues "to oppose this budget's proposed elimination of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative". Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) welcomed the president's careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars, but noted that Congress "controls the power of the purse" with the requirement that it vote to approve the president's proposal. Almost $3 billion would be invested in border security in fiscal year 2018 - $1.6 billion of which would be allocated to brick and mortar to build Mr. Trump's proposed southern border wall.
The budget, Trump's first as president, combines his spending plan for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to balance government books after a decade, relying on aggressive cuts, a surge in economic growth - and a $2 trillion-plus accounting gimmick. Lawmakers from both parties have said major changes will be needed as the measure moves through Congress.
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The President lunched with French President Emmanuel Macron, where the two leaders shook hands in a tense, white-knuckled embrace. Those rallies will likely take place outside the heavily guarded security perimeter near the city's airport and downtown.
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