Trump's defence budget boost raises questions on strategy

In North Carolina one budget cut proposed by the Trump administration would have likely serious consequences: Universities in North Carolina have gotten hundred of millions of dollars in research money over the years through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has funded life-changing medical/scientific research.

Since his time on the campaign trail, the president has vowed that Mexico will pay for the wall, something the country has flat out said it will not do. The presidents wants to eliminate the local community development program funding, calls for cutting nearly a third out of the budget for the federal Environmental Protection Agency - which would likely trickle down to states - and looks to slash some types of research funding.

In a message with his budget submitted to Congress, Trump said he aimed to advance "the safety and security of the American people", adding he would do so with $54 billion in added military spending next year and putting more money into deporting illegal immigrants.

Trump's proposal would also cut the budget for the EPA's enforcement division, which fines companies for pollution, by 31 percent. Considering that MA is home to many well-known medical facilities, schools, and research facilities, the negative effects regarding medical progress could be far-reaching for the country.

"There is no question this is a hard power budget, it is not a soft power budget", the president's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters Wednesday. To make a dent in the national debt, Trump would have to cut entitlement spending.

Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, decried the president's budget for sacrificing rural assistance programs to shift spending to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

While the White House deemed some programs completely unnecessary and therefore undeserving of any federal funding, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, WIC's budget was cut from FY 2016's $6.62 billion to $6.2 billion.

Donald Trump won the election because he convinced Americans who felt they had been left behind that he would make their lives better.

Pruitt clearly has different plans for the EPA than his predecessor Gina McCarthy, who called President Trump's proposal, "a scorched-earth budget that represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land". "Not since early in President Reagan's first term have more tax dollars been saved and more government inefficiency and waste been targeted". The budget states that the cut is based on the programs lacking "strong evidence of meeting its objectives, such as improving student achievement". We first met her in 2015.

"BUT HOW WILL I SURVIVE ON THIS BUDGET? you may be wondering".

West Virginia, which voted overwhelmingly for Trump, discovered his budget proposes eliminating the Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency that helps distraught communities in that state get back on their feet.



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