Trump’s budget proposal makes dramatic cuts (a whopping 1/3 of 1% of discretionary spending!) to federal government

Source: NBC News

“The White House is putting its ‘America First’ agenda front and center, unveiling a budget Thursday that pumps $54 billion more into the Pentagon and protecting [sic] the nation’s borders, while sharply slashing domestic and discretionary spending. The $1.1 trillion budget proposal sent to Congress represents a significant rollback of the federal workforce and imposes deep and dramatic cuts in order to offset the additional defense spending. The axe falls heavily on the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agriculture Department and the State Department.” [editor’s note: Yes, you read the headline correctly. The proposal would cut 1/3 of 1% of discretionary spending. Which means more like 1/10th of 1% of the total federal budget. Which means that by the time Congress gets done tweaking it, federal spending will go up, not down. Business as usual. Yawn – TLK] (03/16/17)