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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:15 PM

Trump proposes a $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, billions for wall

Source: Washington Post

President Trump proposed a $4.7 trillion budget plan Monday that stands as a sharp challenge to Congress and the Democrats trying to unseat him, the first act in a multi-front struggle over the role of government that threatens to consume Washington for the next 18 months.

The budget proposal dramatically raises the possibility of another government shutdown in October, with the inclusion of an additional $8.6 billion to build sections of a wall along the U. S.-Mexico border. Trump’s ask for yet more wall money — beyond the spending he is already seeking under a “national emergency” declaration at the border — infuriated Democrats.

The budget also calls for a significant increase in military spending, causing problems with some Republicans who are uneasy about how it is allocated. If lawmakers and Trump don’t reach a spending agreement by the end of September, many government operations will grind to a halt.

Trump’s “Budget for a Better America” also includes dozens of spending cuts and policy overhauls that frame the early stages of the debate for the 2020 election. For example, Trump calls for a series of changes that would reduce total spending on the program by roughly $845 billion over 10 years for Medicare, the popular health care program for the elderly that in the past he had largely said he would protect.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-proposes-47-trillion-budget-with-domestic-cuts-86-billion-in-wall-funding/2019/03/11/de11cfa4-43fe-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html?utm_term=.30cb485fd47e



There is no end to Trump's avarice. That wall is a real estate developer's wet dream. And most certainly, tRump is positioning himself for a huge lovefest with his base of cult members and a hatefest toward everyone else.

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Reply Trump proposes a $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, billions for wall (Original post)
Mountain Mule Mar 2019 OP
George II Mar 2019 #1
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #2
MFM008 Mar 2019 #3
ScratchCat Mar 2019 #4
still_one Mar 2019 #5
C_U_L8R Mar 2019 #6
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #7
old guy Mar 2019 #8

Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:18 PM

1. Good luck with that, donny boy. Pelosi and Schumer have already said it won't get out of Congress.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:19 PM

2. I'd like to propose a cut for trump

 

Cut him off from freedom doing hard time in a federal pen for the rest of his life.

It's not a cage. It's a confinement area, donald.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:22 PM

3. hes going to find out

what DOA means for a budget.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:23 PM

4. I'm gathering

that Putin called and said "shut it down again".

Or this is the trial run for the "Alzheimer's defense".

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. It's DOA

This is the DU member formerly known as still_one.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 01:43 PM

6. Doubling down on dumb.

Something about the definition of insanity and whatever. This odious bore is getting redundant.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

7. Dems need to buy some ads on Hannity's show

and emphasize the part of Trump's budget that cuts medicare.
This is the DU member formerly known as DeminPennswoods.

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Response to Mountain Mule (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:03 PM

8. This is not tRumps budget.

This is the Republic party budget. He only knows what he's told.

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