Trump's budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps


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"Almost every president's budget proposal is basically dead on arrival, including President Obama's", Sen.

Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday.

President Trump, in budget documents to be released on Tuesday, will propose shrinking spending at non-defense agencies by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years, with his administration acknowledging it had to make many "hard choices" to fulfill a promise to deliver a balanced budget. Medicaid covers about 73 million people, including low-income households, people with disabilities and seniors. People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. "If you are on food stamps, we need you to go to work". As it stands, most anti-poverty programs have elements that are run by both the state and the federal government, and a federal order allowing stiffer work requirements for "able-bodied Americans" could limit who can access anti-poverty programs and for how long.

About 30 percent of Syracuse's population used food stamps in the past year, and 71,510 people in Onondaga County received the temporary aid in February, the last month for which statistics are available. Those cuts follow a partial plan from March that targeted domestic agency operations and foreign aid that were quickly dismissed by lawmakers.

The new cuts are unpopular as well.

At the same time, he's calling for drastic cuts to many safety net and other domestic programs that focus on everything from the environment and education to student loans and scientific research. "Production agriculture is in the worst slump since the depression - 50 percent drop in the net income for producers". John Cornyn (R-Tex.), the Senate Majority Whip, told reporters.

Mulvaney dismissed criticisms from lawmakers skeptical of the proposed budget as details leaked throughout the day while the president, on his first trip overseas, toured Israel. Most of the $200 billion is slated for the second, third and fourth years of the budget, Mulvaney said.

Mulvaney did, however, say, "We are not going to measure success by how much money we spend" but rather by how many people are helped.

The budget will call for billions of dollars of cuts to food stamps and disability insurance and an $800 billion reduction in spending on Medicaid. Key Republicans are not interested in another round of cuts to the program. The president is also requesting a $54 billion increase for the Department of Defense and other national defense programs. Their budgets pass each year through annual appropriations bills.

Copies of President Trump's FY'18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on October 1. Many of these programs, which are set to land on the chopping block on Tuesday, are popular with voters - especially independents and Democrats - and are relatively low-cost when compared to other government programs. Trump's signature is still required on the budget, however, or else the government will shut down at the end of September. Trump's apathy is equally risky: he'll likely sign anything.

"The budget's a starting point".

Mulvaney said it balances the federal budget in 10 years. This year's budget debate, Republicans hope, would grease the way for a major overhaul of the loophole-cluttered tax system. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that over 10 million people would be cut off of Medicaid as a result of the cuts made by the AHCA, the Republican health care bill Mr. Trump championed.

It was a freakish scene: An organization financed by Vladimir Putin's regime, in the White House, lecturing a Trump administration official. Part of the $2.6 billion for border security goes towards "funding to plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border".



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