Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget will propose substantial cuts to anti-poverty and social safety net programs when it is released on Tuesday, offering Americans a substantially different view on government as the President tries to make good on promises he made during the 2016 campaign.

Presidential budgets are often ignored by the U.S. Congress, which controls federal purse strings. The Republican agenda to cut business tax rate from 35% to 15%, and also reduce personal tax brackets from seven to three has struggled since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trying to balance the budget isn't in the plan in Congress, but conservative Republicans are pushing for some action this year on spending cuts.

The Trump plan would slice a whopping $193 billion from food stamps over the coming decade, a cut of more than 25 percent.

Mulvaney said the administration doesn't expect Congress to adopt everything in the proposal. Trump's own defense secretary, James Mattis, outlined the national security imperative for foreign aid when he was commander of U.S. Central Command, telling lawmakers, "If you don't fully fund the State Department, then I need to buy more ammunition". An executive summary of the budget simply says the $1 trillion goal "will be met with a combination of new federal funding, incentivized non-federal funding, and expedited projects".

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would cost New Jersey 86,000 jobs in 2019 in health care and other industries, according to the Commonwealth Fund, a research and advocacy group that focuses on health policy.

As Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director, put it in CNN Money: "If you're on food stamps and able-bodied, we need you to go to work".

"It's looking a little light on that right now", Manchin said of the prospects of 3 percent growth.

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"It's not possible to spend it all in one year, so we will allow for a ramp-up", he said. Here's where I think we shouldn't be spending as much. Two key factors are involved.

First, the rate at which workers enter the economy can propel growth. To enable a slow-growing labor force to generate 3% real economic growth, productivity would have to increase faster over the next decade than at any period recorded since World War II, according to the CBPP analysis, and at double the rate the CBO is forecasting. That advantage no longer exists.

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Other elements of the budget also were released in March.

Republicans and Democrats oppose Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid by 10 percent.

"There is no such thing as a free lunch", Tanner said. This generally requires workers to cultivate skills and graduate from college or for companies to deploy new technology that enhances what workers already do.

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance: Trump promised during the campaign to safeguard Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; but from the looks of his new budget, the Medicaid health care program for low-income families and individuals is very much on the chopping block. The program presently serves about 42 million people. While the budget may fail to make significant headway in Congress, it does confirm the Trump administration's drastic stance on fiscal policy.

Nearly 70% of participants are in families with children, while more than one-quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The FY 2018 $4.1 trillion spending plan that was sent to Capital Hill proposes to eliminate a program that forgives the debts of college-loan borrowers after 10 years if they work in the public sector. Not a top academic economist surveyed this month by the University of Chicago said such a feat was possible given today's economic and demographic circumstances.

Trump's budget plan promises to balance the federal ledger by the end of a 10-year window, even while exempting Social Security and Medicare retirement benefits from cuts.

A budget table provided by the White House Monday also calls for reforming, rather than eliminating, the Essential Air Service, which subsidizes passenger flights to nine rural MI airports, among others around the country.

Mulvaney insisted that the administration had been prudent in its estimates of tax revenue and rejected the premise that a tax cut must lead to lower tax revenue.



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