Trump’s proposed budget would throw $54 billion extra down the “defense” corporate welfare rathole

Source: CNBC

“President Donald Trump’s first budget will call for a $54 billion increase to defense [sic] spending and an equal cut in what his administration deems lower priority programs, White House budget officials told reporters Monday. The defense buildup that Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail would mark about a 10 percent spending boost. Under Trump’s proposal, most federal agencies would face budget reductions, an Office of Management and Budget official said. Foreign aid spending would also drop. … Trump will give more details on his budget priorities in an address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.” (02/27/17)