Seven Items That Congress Will Not Allow in Trump’s Budget

There are two budgets submitted

Seven Things Stand Out

1) Trump’s 1st and 2nd Executive Order for a Muslim Travel Ban has been challenged in court.  So within his submitted budget border security is mentioned 22 times .  It seems that the Administration are ill informed that the budget request will circumvent courts by placing it into the budget.

2) “Executive Order” has been 7 times. Which means that the Trump Administration understands that without a law, without congress Executive Orders are up for debate. Trump is frustrated that being a boss is not the same as President.It seems that Trump doesn’t have faith in the individual merits of his Executive Orders and believes that he found a loophole buy inserting his orders into the budget. It won’t work.

  • “Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch” (once)
  • “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” (thrice)
  • “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” (once)

There is a general mention of “implementation of Executive Orders” (twice)

3) “Includes additional resources for a wall on the southern border with Mexico” – Building the wall will not be paid by Mexico, it will be paid by United States taxpayers.

4) The Budget also proposes to eliminate funding for:

  • African Development Foundation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Chemical Safety Board
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Delta Regional Authority
  • Denali Commission
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
  • Northern Border Regional Commission
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5) Eliminates more than 50 Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] programs.

6) It reduces budget from about all agencies except for Homeland Security and Department of Defense.

7) The defunding and eliminating programs doesn’t save any money; the budget is still bloated due to military spending, border control and immigration orders.

Luckily Trump’s budget is only a proposal and Congress are able to take issue, especially if their constituents make their voices heard.


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