Only if conservatives get focused.
US presidents and Congress have traditionally squabbled over budgets, which spell out how to spend taxpayer dollars and the size of annual deficits.
The increasingly ambitious cuts to Medicare in the White House budget reflect the administration's narrowing budget math, as the federal deficit has continued to balloon under its watch. The same thing happened.
Following the rejection of his wall funding demand, Trump declared the border was a national emergency - a move opposed by Democrats and some Republicans - and redirected $601 million in Treasury Department forfeiture funds, $2.5 billion in Defense Department drug interdiction money and $3.6 billion from a military construction budget, for total spending of $8.1 billion for the wall. "They will not be able to override the veto". This is just Charlie Brown with another football. It includes trillions of dollars' worth of spending reductions. It could be the administration now feels that a more modest approach will somehow net better results in Congress. It's the first since Democrats won control of the House in November's mid-term elections, and it'll will kick off months of bargaining over his spending requests and proposed funding cuts for many domestic programs. "The interest spending that we're now doing, is a major problem".
"We think that's an important debate to have".
The proposal would spend an unconscionable $4.75 trillion next year.
"I would just say that the whole issue of the wall, of border security, is of paramount importance", Kudlow said. He said Trump added almost $2 trillion to deficits with the GOP's "tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the price", the Democrat said. These numbers are actually low, because they assume almost $4 trillion in spending cuts the president has, thus far, failed to fight for. That is less than under the current baseline, but that is only because the OMB predicts three percent growth for the remainder of the decade. Republicans have followed his lead, ditching previous proposals to raise the retirement age or impose other restrictions to save costs and reduce the $22 trillion national debt.
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"We have provided the course of action, the strategy and the request to finish the job".
The blueprint also provides funding for the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a project of the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Well, actually, overall revenues are up about 10 percent.
Ludlow said on "Fox News Sunday" that the "tough budget", combined with healthy economic growth, would dismiss worries about the debt.
Billed as "A Budget for a Better America", the 2020 budget contains almost $2.7 (£2 / €2.4) trillion in savings according to Office of Management and Budget acting director Russell Vought. While most of what is driving the insane debt is entitlement spending, it's important to remember that when we cut the discretionary spending, we are not only saving money but draining the Swamp and its policies.
Appropriators reached a deal past year whereby they paired a Pentagon spending bill with its counterpart for labor, health and human services, education, and related agencies - a possible way forward now, Thornberry said.
To stay within the statutory budget caps, the budget funds national defense at the cap level, $576 billion, and shifts $164 billion of the defense spending to an overseas contingency operations, or OCO, fund, which some fiscal hawks will view as an accounting stunt. The military, however, will be spared from a budget hit, according to reports.
Even with his own projections, Trump's budget would not come into balance for a decade and a half, rather than the traditional hope of balancing in 10. And that was when the GOP controlled both houses of Congress. That figure is more than six times what Congress gave Trump for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than he has corralled by invoking emergency powers this year after he failed to get the money he wanted.