October 17, 2018

5% cut, across the board - the nickel plan

President Trump demands a 5% budget cut from every department:



That will make a huge difference to budget deficits.

The president does have the leverage of his veto. After approving the $1.3 trillion budget plan Congress sent him in March, Trump threatened he will “never sign another bill like this again.”
Trump has previously called for deep, double-digit percentage reductions for some federal departments that were rejected by Congress. His first proposed budget last year included the complete elimination of 62 agencies, which lawmakers ignored.

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