Isn’t it refreshing to have a President present a real budget? Will the Democrats fight many aspects of his budget? You betcha.
Personally, I would like to see an examination of social programs, and even lower spending, but we can’t have everything.
President Donald Trump plans to seek another $8.6 billion for a border wall in his new budget to be released Monday, White House officials say.
This new request would be on top of the nearly $7 billion Trump has ordered to be used to build a wall under his state of emergency declaration.
The budget also calls for a big boost for the Pentagon and a 5 percent cut in nonmilitary programs.
Trump’s third budget proposal during his presidency, for the year starting in October, is expected to draw wide opposition from Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans, setting off months of debate just weeks after a record 35-day government shutdown over government spending in the current year was ended.
“It will be a tough budget,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told Fox Television Sunday. “We’re going to do our own (spending) caps this year and I think it’s long overdue. … Some of these recent budget deals have not been favorable towards spending. So, I think it’s exactly the right prescription.”
Chuck and Nancy are already threatening the President’s budget before it is presented:
…in a joint statement Sunday they hoped the president had “learned his lesson” from the shutdown, caused partly by Congress’ refusal in December to pay $5 billion toward Trump’s border wall.