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Border wall funding included in Trump's budget plan, Mulvaney says

25 May 2017

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's 2018 proposed budget was unveiled.

"While providing a path toward a balanced budget and increasing support for our military is commendable, neither can be done overnight, nor by eliminating programs that directly benefit the commonwealth", U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., said.

"Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid - and we can't do that".

Another savings - $40 billion over 10 years - comes from not allowing undocumented immigrants to collect the child-care tax credit or earned-income tax credit even if their children are USA citizens.

That is, it claims that the same $2.06 trillion can be used to both reduce the budget deficit and simultaneously pay for Trump's proposed tax cuts, according to a report by Axios. -Mexican border wall. The president does make good on his promise to invest in infrastructure: $200 billion. Instead, the USA taxpayer will foot the bill. Judging by his recent budget plan, Trump's supporters stand to lose quite a lot.

"They are very optimistic", she said.

-New parents: The budget plan includes a new paid-leave program for the parents of newborn children.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, told the Los Angeles Times the numbers "don't seem to match". McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said defense spending is "part of an overall budget proposal that is dead on arrival in Congress". The program allows veterans to seek outside medical care from private doctors.

"It sends all of the right signals for the first time in almost a decade - a budget that actually is focused on the best interests of the American taxpayer rather than what's popular in Washington", he said.

His argument is that Medicaid funding will still increase in dollar terms each year during the 10-year budget window.

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As a candidate and as president Trump has frequently talked about making health care more affordable for regular folks, including by lowering premiums and deductibles. Paramedics hospitalized over a dozen people who were sick in the downtown area where the homeless gather during the incident.

Food stamp cuts would drive millions from the program, while a wave of Medicaid cuts - on top of more than $800 billion in the House-passed health care bill - could deny nursing home care to millions of elderly poor people.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told Mulvaney that the proposed cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled, and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral".

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending the aggressive spending cuts in President Donald Trump's budget.

In a message with the budget, Trump called it a chance to "reprioritize federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people". He had to sell off half of his cattle heard, more than 100 animals, because he didn't have enough hay to feed them through the winter.

-Farmers: The budget plan would cut farm subsidies by $38 billion over the next decade.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told a separate House panel that the reason for the new deadline is that "receipts now are coming a little bit slower than expected". Social Security's trust funds are projected to run dry in 2034 and Medicare's is projected to run out of money in 2028. The result is a mess of vast cuts to resources millions of Americans depend on.

On Capitol Hill, Trump's budget won polite praise from some Republicans, but Democrats were dismissive.

-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The agency, which fights everything from AIDS to Zika, would have its budget cut about 18 percent, to $6.3 billion.

Border wall funding included in Trump's budget plan, Mulvaney says