Trump unveils masturbatory $4.4 trillion budget proposal

Source: US News & World Report

“President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic programs and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. Presidential budgets are rarely enacted by the U.S. Congress, which controls federal purse strings, but they allow the White House to lay out its priorities for the year. In a bid to show conservatives that the administration is embracing some fiscal discipline, the plan calls for deep cuts in non-military spending that would lower the federal budget deficit by more than $3 trillion over 10 years. But those cuts fly in the face of a two-year budget deal passed last week by Congress that raised spending limits on both military and domestic programs by $300 billion. That agreement makes the president’s budget request even less relevant than it would be normally because Congress has already locked in its own spending priorities.” (02/12/18)

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-02-12/trump-budget-plan-to-seek-funds-for-border-wall-infrastructure-opioid-treatment

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