Monday, February 27, 2017

Trump's Militaristic and Police State Budget

There will be no net cut in spending in the U.S. government budget proposed by President Donald Trump.

It will be all about shifts to military and police state spending.

Tump's first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut roughly the same amount from non-defense programs, the White House said this morning. The increase would be an increase of 10% in military/national security spending.

"This budget will be a public safety and national security budget," Trump said at a bipartisan gathering of US governors at the White House.

Few details were provided on how the cuts will be made, but a Trump administration official told CNN that all $54 million will be cut in fiscal year 2018. Multiple officials have also made clear over the last 48 hours that the Environmental Protection Agency and foreign aid will be cut significantly under the new plan.

The budget, one OMB official said, expects "the rest of the world to step up in some of the programs this country has been so generous in funding" over the years.

Foreign aid makes up roughly 1% of the federal budget.


1 comment:

  1. Well, so much for the one compelling silver lining of a Trump presidency...