Hillary Clinton would hike taxes by $1.3 trillion

Right wing media criticizing the Hillary Clinton budget claiming that her policies on expanding government role in family leave and student loans would contribute significantly to the deficit. This report is a clear example of how media plants false hoods without any specifics.

Air Force One – why is it so expensive?

Mr. Trump wants to cancel the order for Airforce one. This article explains why Airforce one is so expensive and why its necessary for the President of the United States to travel in one

Donald Trump set to ‘eliminate arts funding programs’, cutting off NPR and PBS

President-elect Donald Trump is believed to be planning on shutting down arts and heritage programs as part of a raft of budget-tightening measures. The Hill, whose source is an unnamed member of Trump’s transition team, reported that Trump will eliminate both the National Endowment For The Arts and the National Endowment For The Humanities, and privatise the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

Hypocrite Republicans Vote To Add $10 Trillion Onto US National Debt

In a stunning move, the Republican-led U.S. Senate has just passed a  concurrent budget resolution that will increase the federal debt by a whopping 10 trillion dollars. Under the questionable leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate voted to authorize a national debt of over $29 trillion over the next years.

White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in the crosshairs of the White House. The White House is seeking to slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget by 17 percent, imposing big cuts to research and satellite programs, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget

The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public  Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the  National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.Work  on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget  office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director.

Donald Trump could reverse cuts to arts, poor and elderly if he stopped staying at Mar-a-Lago, figures show

Donald Trump could reverse his recently announced cuts to arts, poor and elderly services if he cut his trips to Mar-a-Lago and lived permanently in White House instead, figures indicate. Calculations show four programmes that face elimination – which tackle homelessness, unemployment among over-55s, participation in the arts and helping the poor access higher education – could be maintained at the cost of the President’s trips to his private Florida resort over the course of four years.

Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On

President Trump’s proposal on Thursday for deep cuts to the budgets of a broad part of the federal bureaucracy was billed as a tough-minded and necessary corrective to the growth of the government’s power. But even  members of his own party questioned some of the cuts — and what was not being cut. “While we have a responsibility to reduce our federal deficit, I am disappointed that many of the reductions and eliminations proposed in the president’s skinny budget are draconian, careless and counterproductive,” said Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Trump’s Defense Budget Militarizes US Foreign Policy

The signature blueprint of any US president is the federal budget.  Donald Trump is giving us an insight into how he views the world and what resources he intends to employ in advancing US interests abroad. The FY 2018 defense budget proposal alters the way the United States projects its power while offering no levelness between defense and diplomacy. However, the chances that the current version of the proposal  will pass through the US Congress are slim; a prominent Republican Senator called it “dead on arrival.”