Trump’s budgetary blueprint retains America’s welfare state

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“[A] cursory or a detailed look at President Trump’s budgetary proposals reveals that he plans to leave the ‘entitlement programs’ — Social Security, Medicare and related spending — untouched while merely reallocating the approximately 30 percent of the federal budget’s ‘discretionary’ expenditures from one set of activities to another. Neither the total amount of government spending nor the likely budget deficit is threatened with meaningful reduction.” (03/20/17)