The winners and losers of Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal

The winners and losers of Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal

The winners and losers of Trump's $4.1 trillion budget proposal

Although the administration will try to emphasize the big picture proposals (the wall, the Pentagon, the projected surplus), numerous individual plans, such as the cuts in Medicaid and the Social Security disability program, break promises the president made during the campaign.

Sanders initially focused on the budget's repeal of the estate tax, which he claimed would give massive tax breaks to the nation's wealthy, estimating the Trump family would save $4 billion and the Walton family of Wal-Mart would save $52 billion.

While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

Trump's budget assumes that his package of tax cuts will lead to 3 percent annual growth in the national GDP, nearly five times the growth seen in the first quarter of this year (0.7 percent).

Both safety net programs are federal-state collaborations, and such cuts would leave states with hard choices: spend more of their own money; restrict enrollment; cut benefits, or reduce payments to hospitals and doctors.

Mulvaney said that comment in particular shows why politicians are losing credibility with the American people.

Mulvaney, whose job is to produce the executive branch's budget recommendations and evaluate financial efficiency of federal programs, is one of four top administration officials who were scheduled to testify about the president's budget pitch before the committee Wednesday. The food stamp program serves about 42 million people. Trump's budget summary says the program is fully paid for, but includes only $19 billion over the next decade. Beyond increased defense spending, the budget calls for boost in National Nuclear Security Administration and Veterans Affairs - a big part of Trump's campaign promises. He promised not to cut Medicare, and initially, Medicaid as well.

"The Trump budget is shockingly extreme, the antithesis of what the American people have said they want from their government", Jayapal said.

"If I don't have my Q and B, I don't think I can afford my secondary", McAdams said.

CHIP covers around 6 million kids from low-income families.

"It's a big impact", said Riley.

"We are now bearing the cost [s] of excessive government commitments of previous years and this has forced us into making hard choices, but the remarkable thing about economic growth is it builds on itself", he said.

It's worse than even some of President Trump's most vociferous critics could have imagined.

The budget proposal drives another nail in the coffin for Medicaid expansion, which was on the chopping block in the AHCA and would be phased out in 2020 as the program was augmented.

During Wednesday's hearing, the unrealistic assumption embodied in Trump's budget were criticized by Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), who said, "This budget assumes a Goldilocks economy".

Mick Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman, told the House Budget Committee that he went line by line through the federal budget and asked, "Can we justify this to the folks who are actually paying for it?"

"While the Trump budget harshly and unsustainably cuts virtually all domestic programs, especially affecting the most vulnerable Americans, we were able to achieve a better-than-expected result for the District of Columbia", Norton said in a statement.

-The Disabled: Trump's budget calls for cutting Social Security disability benefits by almost $70 billion over the next decade by encouraging and, in some cases, requiring people receiving the benefits to re-enter the workforce. "This is the budget you write if you think working families have it too easy", said Sen.

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