Trump’s First Budget a Study in Nihilism

The Wrecking Ball is Now in Motion

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“President Donald Trump released his blueprint for reshaping the American government on Thursday, a budget plan that slashes deeply into the State Department, redirects funds toward the military, guts environmental and housing programs — and continues to run a nearly half-trillion-dollar deficit,” Politico reports.

“Some domestic programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Institute of Peace, the Chemical Safety Board, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports PBS and NPR, are on the chopping block for elimination entirely.”

“The budget also calls for American tax dollars to fund the construction of a wall along the southern border — despite Trump’s repeated campaign claims that Mexico would pay.”

“As proposed, the Trump budget almost certainly will not pass Congress. Too many lawmakers, including many Republicans, have declared it dead on arrival.”

Newt Gingrich: “This budget is the first step toward what will be, three or four years from now, a dramatically different federal government.”

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