Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Trump's budget is good for America, so why is Congress ignoring it?
At The Hill
President Trump released his “America First” budget proposal in May. It sent a clear message to Congress: he is serious about reshaping the federal government and fulfilling his promise to “drain the swamp.”
To date, Congress has largely ignored the proposal, failing to act on the spending reforms outlined therein. Instead, it now looks increasingly likely that Congress will pass another “budget deal” that would preserve wasteful spending on programs that perpetuate cronyism and feed the federal bureaucracy.
But lawmakers need not resign themselves to failure. There is still time for them to implement Trump’s common sense reforms and start cutting the federal government down to size.
The America First proposal would balance the budget within 10 years, prioritize national defense spending, and reduce non-defense discretionary programs by more than $1.4 trillion over the next decade.
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