The US President Donald trump has transmitted to Congress a draft Budget for 2020 by $ 4.7 trillion. The white house proposes to reduce spending by most Federal government agencies at $ 2.7 trillion, at the same time increasing expenditures on defense. Also provides $ 8.6 billion for the construction of a wall along the U.S. border and Mexico.
The budget aims to reduce deficits and debt over the next 10 years.
“In this budget will have more cuts than offered by any President in US history“, – quotes the words of CNN your source.
The most affected service for the protection of the environment (-31% from this year’s budget), energy, transport and agriculture. The EPA funding will be reduced by 31% compared with December. Substantial reductions also will affect Medicaid, support for crop insurance and student loan.
“In the budget of the President of trump reiterated irresponsible and cynical vision of our country without taking into account the needs of its citizens“, – said the Chairman of the budget Committee of the house of representatives, Democrat from Kentucky, John Yarmouth.
The budget proposes to reduce funding for diplomatic service and to allocate more funds to the military. Will also receive an increase in internal security and veterans Affairs.
The army already stood up for diplomats: “the military Alone cannot ensure the safety of our nation“.
In a joint statement by representatives of the generals, including David Petraeus, Anthony Zinni and James Stavridis, has called on Congress to protect funding for the State Department. Defense spending trump proposes to increase by $34 billion to $750 billion $500 million may also be allocated to counter “the pernicious influence of Russia”. Funds also will be directed on assistance to Ukraine to strengthen security, protection of territorial integrity of other U.S. allies (Russia’s neighbors), helping countries refusing to buy Russian military equipment.
In the end, the document will increase the Federal budget deficit to $ 1.1 trillion. The white house at this budget assumes that the U.S. economy will grow in the next decade, an average of 3.1% per year. This forecast is more optimistic than the International monetary Fund that assesses the prospects for U.S. economic growth at the level not higher than 2.5% per year.
The draft budget is not detailed, allowing politicians to fight for a separate article. Perhaps the biggest controversy will be around the construction of the wall and military assets out of which trump could Fund the project if it does not receive the consent of Congress to direct spending.
Congressmen skeptical about the prospects for the adoption of the Budget in this form. A Democrat in the appropriations Committee Nita Lowey Savile Bloomberg: “President trump somehow managed to compile the budget request, is even further removed from reality than the last two years. Budget trump has no chances to receive the necessary bipartisan support to become law“.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented on the project: “Americans deserve a really working and realistic Federal budget“.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 11, 2019
The controversy around the budget for 2020 will inevitably be painted the pre-election interests. The project trump is his campaign platform. The army and the wall, his priorities. But Democrats favorite topics in medicine, social support, and climate reduced. For example, funding for the National oceanic and atmospheric administration, which is responsible for monitoring weather systems and ocean temperatures will be reduced from the recommended elimination of Sea grant, grant for coastal zone management and Pacific Foundation for the restoration of coastal salmon.
Opponents of the trump in the race to 2020, of course, try not to give him the budget through Congress and make its own election proposals.
Trump gave the Congress the project of the Budget of the United States in 2020 — to a record $4.7 trillion updated: March 11, 2019 author: Alexander Brezhnev