This should fire up the progressives.
Courtesy of WaPo:
In the document, Trump calls for large budget increases to defense and border security alongside substantial cuts to government benefits. Trump’s budget proposal for the last fiscal year similarly proposed increased defense spending and cuts to other departments. Congress did not act on many of his recommendations. The budget is likely to face even more of an uphill battle with Democrats now in control of the House.
Here are the cuts:
Cuts $845 billion over the next 10 years from Medicare, the federal program that gives health insurance to older Americans.
Removes $241 billion from Medicaid, the health-care program for low-income Americans, over the next decade as part of an overhaul that shifts more power to states.
Slashes $220 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next decade, with proposed reforms including mandatory work requirements and food box delivery service in lieu of cash benefits for low-income families.
Reductions to the federal student loan programs that total $207 billion in the next 10 years and include eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized student loans.
Remember this campaign promise from 2015?
I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2015
Guess what, he lied again.
Here is where Trump wants to increase government spending:
Adds more than $33 billion to the Department of Defense budget, for a total of $718 billion, 57 percent of the proposed federal discretionary budget
Allocates $8.6 billion to build sections of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, on top of the close to $7 billion Trump already announced in his national emergency declaration
So more money spent on defense and on his stupid unnecessary wall.
Gotta keep up that old fearmongering, after all, that is how Republicans win elections.
There were a couple of budget increases that were not terrible.
Sets aside $750 million to establish a paid parental leave program and $1 billion for a one-time fund to help underserved populations and encourage company investment in child-care.
Commits $291 million toward ending the spread of HIV in the United States within a decade, a promise Trump made in his State of the Union last month.
Yeah, I think even liberals can support these, though I have to wonder how it makes any sense to increase spending on eradicating HIV while at the same time cutting over a trillion dollars from the two health insurance programs that could keep the infected alive while the research is being conducted?
This budget, of course, has absolutely NO hope of being passed with the Dems in charge of the House.
But it certainly does give presidential candidates a little more ammunition in their campaign arsenal.