BREAKING-Trump’s First Budget Boosts Military Spending – Chops Unnecessary Government Departments
President Donald Trump will propose a budget to Congress that will cut funding to over-funded government departments such as the EPA.
In this federal budget proposal there are many losers, including the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department, who have been hit with large cuts.
Whilst some have critiqued this decision, others have praised it with many saying that these government departments are over-funded and should be cut.
The Daily Mail reported:
“The president wants to spend more money on defence, more money securing the border, more money enforcing the laws, and more money on school choice, without adding to the deficit,” Mulvaney told a small group of reporters during a preview on Wednesday.
Trump has also put forward a plan in this budget to increase Defence spending by over 50 billion dollars.
‘America First’ budget’s key takeaways
- $54 billion boost in defense spending
- 28% cut to State Department, USAID
- 31% cut to the Environment Protection Agency
- Includes $1.5 billion in 2017 and $2.6 billion in 2018 for border
Here are the winners of Trump’s new budget proposal
- The Pentagon-There will be a 10 percent increase in the defence budget, adding $52 billion in military spending
- Veterans Affairs-Up 5.9 percent. That’s an additional $4.4 billion
- Homeland Security-Up 6.8 percent. That’s $2.8 billion more. Most of the increase, $2.6 billion, would be to help kick-start Trump’s promised border wall.
- The National Nuclear Security Administration-The agency would grow by 11.3 percent, or $1.4 billion.
- Opioid prevention and treatment-a proposed $500 million increase in the Health and Human Services Department to counter the epidemic
- School choice-$1.4 billion more to expand school choice programs, bringing spending in that area to $20 billion
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