What Trump cut in his agency budgets.
Great resource right there. Outlines exactly what Trump's 2018 federal budget proposal would do. All the cuts, and all the increases. The %s are listed below, for each department of note. But the article goes into much more depth, for each department as to exactly what's being cut and/or increased.
The summary I found most telling though:
To pay for an increase in defense spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programs, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive departments and agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Agriculture Department took the hardest hits.
What do you make of all this? Aside from the increase to Veteran Affairs, I find the reallocation of funds disturbing to be honest. Reports are suggesting that his proposal cuts $4.1 trillion from social safety net programs. While increasing defense spending by $54 billion.
I must be missing something though.. does that mean he proposes to save over $3 trillion with the cuts? That can't be remotely true. What am I missing?
Here are those % numbers. Curious everyone's thoughts on all this.
Cutting by % -?
33% of the State Department
31% of the EPA
21% of the Agriculture Dept
21% of the Labor Dept
18% from the Dept of Health and Human Services
16% from the Commerce Dept
14% of the Education Dept
13% from Dept of Housing and Urban Development
13% from the Transportation Dept
12% from the Interior Dept
6% of the Energy Dept
5% from Small Business Administration
4% from the Treasury
4% from the Justice Dept
1% from NASA
Increases in Spending by % -
6% for the Dept of Veteran Affairs
7% for the Dept of Homeland Security
9% to the Defense Department