Black Lawmakers Offer Alternative To Trump’s ‘America First’ Budget
Black lawmakers offer alternative to Trump’s ‘America First’ budget
The Congressional Black Caucus has released an alternative to President Donald Trump’s $1.1 trillion budget, which cuts most domestic programs.
African-American lawmakers aren’t pleased with President Donald Trump’s “America First” budget.
The Congressional Black Caucus, which released its alternative spending plan for fiscal year 2018, contends Trump’s $1.1 trillion wish list, which calls for a $54 billion increase for defense and cuts nearly everywhere else, will hurt middle- and lower-income Americans and stymie economic growth. CBC leaders ripped Trump’s budget for putting tax breaks for the rich ahead of helping the poor.
“President Trump calls his proposal the ‘America First’ …