Trump Budget Violates His Campaign Promises
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FEATURING DOUG HENWOOD – Donald Trump released the details of his proposed budget plan for fiscal year 2018 while on a multi-nation tour. The budget, which is called A New Foundation for American Greatness, has deep slashes to education, Medicaid, and food stamp programs and a massive boost to the military.
Practically speaking the budget proposal is considered “dead on arrival” in Congress even though both chambers are dominated by Republicans. Still, the austerity measures outlines in Trump’s budget will likely influence the final budget that is voted on.
Doug Henwood, political economist, editor of Left Business Observer, author of After the New Economy, and My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets The Presidency.