All guns, no butter: Trump’s budget

The New York Times has done a quick analysis of the President’s proposed budget. You can read it here.

Some low-lights: 

*eliminates funding for nearly 20 smaller independent agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Legal Services Corporation

*eliminates funding for enactment of the Clean Power Plan, the regulations designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

*eliminates funding for climate change research and international climate change programs.

*Climate-change initiatives at the United Nations would lose all their U.S. funding. The government would cut back its regular contribution to the U.N. and would pay no more than 25 percent of the cost of U.N. peacekeeping operations.

*cuts to the National Forest System and by eliminating loan and grant programs for water

*cuts to job training programs, including those aimed at helping seniors, disadvantaged young people and unemployed Americans.

*eliminates the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s grants and programs for coastal and marine management, research and education

*eliminates the Minority Business Development Agency, which supports minority-owned businesses.

*supports (increase of $1.4 billion) public and private school choice programs

*eliminates funding for before- and after-school and summer programs.

*eliminates the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, which is reserved for college students with the greatest need for financial aid

*initiaties the privatization of the nation’s air traffic control operations

*eliminates all funding for subsidized commercial air flights from rural airports

*eliminates  Community Development Block Grant Program, which funds local improvement efforts and anti-poverty programs, and cut funding for rental assistance and homeownership programs and affordable housing initiatives.

*increases funding for drilling for oil and gas on public lands

*cuts funding for the National Heritage Areas and the National Wildlife Fund.

*$2.6 billion would be dedicated for border security technology and infrastructure, including the early stages of a wall between the United States and Mexico.

*$314 million to hire and train 500 Border Patrol agents and 1,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel next year.

*$1.5 billion for the detention and removal of illegal immigrants.

*The budget makes no mention of the Coast Guard.








and sewage systems.

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