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Old May 22nd, 2017, 05:41 PM   #1
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Trump's Budget 2018

Tomorrow is the big day: BUDGET DAY. So let's look at the cuts (or should I say slashes?). To pay for an increase in defense spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programs, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive departments and agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Agriculture Department took the hardest hits. The proposal also eliminates funding for 19 agencies.

Discretionary spending limits, addressed by this proposal, are set by congressional budget resolutions. Congress typically makes changes to the president’s proposal — last year, lawmakers disregarded Obama’s budget altogether. Mandatory spending, by contrast, is set by other laws and is often determined by the size of the benefit and the eligible population.

Take a peek: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...=.6885cf36e411
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