President Trump Is Making Good On Another One of His Promises
It’s really no secret that our federal government blows WAY too much money and wasteful things.
This is part of the reason why we continually end up with so much country debt. This is why we’re at $22 TRILLION!
President Trump just released his proposed 2020 budget and it includes some major spending cuts to some areas while increasing spending in other certain defense-related areas.
According to the Western Journal,
President Trump on Monday unveiled his 2020 budget proposal, calling for domestic spending cuts of 5 percent across the federal government.
The White House, in Trump’s latest budget, would turbo-charge defense spending while providing $8.6 billion to fund his proposed southern border wall.
The proposal would raise overall defense spending to $750 billion, up from $716 billion in 2019, while slashing nondefense programs to $567 billion, down from the $597 billion allocated in 2019.
According to acting White House budget chief Russ Vought, the cuts would come to about $2.7 Trillion over the next decade which would be the largest budget cut in U.S. history.
The Hill reports,
The 5 percent cuts proposed by the administration would not be evenly distributed, with some agencies targeted for deeper cuts.
The EPA would be cut by 31 percent, the State Department by 23 percent, Transportation by 22 percent, the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 16.4 percent, Agriculture by 14.8 percent and Education by 12 percent. The National Science Foundation would receive a 9 percent cut.
It would redirect some of those cuts to the Department of Homeland Security, which would get a 7 percent spending boost, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which would increase by 8 percent.
The White House said those deeper cuts would allow the administration to invest in other priorities, such as $200 billion for infrastructure
At the same time, the administration proposed raising defense spending spectacularly — by $75 billion to $750 billion.
This all goes back to what we already know; it’s not that we aren’t taxed enough to handle everything we need to, it’s that Washington spends and wastes too much of our money.