Trump Budget: Deep Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps

The New York Times reports:

President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net.

The proposal, which must be approved by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for Mr. Trump’s Space Force initiative and an extension of the individual income tax cuts that were set to expire in 2025.

Its biggest reduction is an annual two-percent decrease in spending on discretionary domestic programs, like education and environmental protection. The White House budget is largely a messaging document that reflects the administration’s spending priorities and has little chance of being enacted in full by Congress.

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