Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

At a time when we remain one of the only major countries on earth not to guarantee health care to all, this budget makes a bad situation worse in terms of health care.

Mnuchin seemed to acknowledge the mistake, saying the budget proposal is in an early stage and still needs to be refined. Limiting access to quality education, food and health care would undermine the viability of our workforce for years.

The plan - titled A New Foundation for American Greatness - takes a hatchet to federal programs for the disadvantaged, such as food stamps, disability payments and healthcare. Numerous voters who propelled Trump into the presidency last November would see significantly less from the federal government.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, through his role on the House Budget Committee, was given the same allotted five minutes as other committee members to question Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during a hearing on Wednesday.

Another savings - $40 billion over 10 years - comes from not allowing undocumented immigrants to collect the child-care tax credit or earned-income tax credit even if their children are USA citizens. Mexico emphatically rejects that notion.

Additionally, the Republican health care bill passed by the House would cap the overall federal share of Medicaid spending.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The submission will set off months of debate in Congress. Democrats have already voiced strong opposition to the plan, and even Republicans are wary of the political dangers in Trump's draconian cuts. "They're not mere shavings, they're deep, deep cuts". Mulvaney and other White House officials claim that the budget balances "for the first time in a long time", Mulvaney said.

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Trump's budget would limit subsidies to farmers, including a cut in government help for purchasing popular crop insurance policies.

King asked how the cuts would account for rising healthcare costs. "Come on. That doesn't add up".

Trump's budget proposal for the education department means billions in losses for programs dedicated to in-classroom resources - and ones that provide child care.

"The Trump budget is shockingly extreme, the antithesis of what the American people have said they want from their government", Jayapal said. After negotiations with the Senate, the cut was reduced to an almost-negligible 1 percent that only affected a handful of states. Dick Durbin of IL.

During the campaign, Trump attacked the weak economic growth of the Barack Obama years, and pledged that his economic program would boost growth from the lackluster 2 percent rates seen since recovery began in mid-2009.

"I have news for you: If we don't get to 3 percent growth, it's unlikely we'll ever get a balanced budget again", Mulvaney said, asking lawmakers "how pessimistic can you be" to think 3 percent is impossible.

Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on 3 percent growth projections that most economists view as overly optimistic but also a variety of accounting gimmicks, including an nearly $600 billion peace dividend from winding down overseas military operations and assuming that overhauling the tax code in a way that provides no net tax cuts would spark that growth and generate more than $2 trillion in higher revenues.

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