The Director of the Office of Management and Budget says that President Donald Trump has kept another campaign promise. At first pass, his budget chalks up a savings of $50 Billion. That is as in dollars with a “B.” The budget definitely looks to garnering savings to fund the military rebuilding effort. Won’t that be a fresh Change?
As Written By Sylvan Lane for The Hill:
President Trump’s White House budget director said Monday the administration’s budget blueprint would cut more than $50 billion from non-defense discretionary spending, boosting military funding while making major cuts to programs including foreign aid.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that the administration’s first budget outline would reflect promises Trump made to build up the military and down on aid to foreign countries, all while not adding to the projected fiscal 2018 budget deficit.
“It’s the president keeping his promises and doing exactly what he said he was going to do,” said Mulvaney at the White House press briefing. “We are taking his words and we turning them into policies and dollars.”
Mulvaney said agency heads received Monday their total funding limits for the year and would mull spending changes with the White House. He said the White House will release a budget blueprint outlining basic expenditures on March 16, while a full budget with policy and economic projections would be released in early……
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