Trump budget cuts food stamps, consumer protection, EPA, etc.


Trump budget cuts food stamps, consumer protection, EPA, etc.

Jessica Wehrman Dispatch Washington Bureau @JessicaWehrman
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will release a budget Tuesday that is bold, brash and, according to many, faces a grim future in Congress.
It’s bold because it presumes a 3 percent annual growth rate for the economy and, if its assumptions are correct, would balance the budget within the next decade.
It’s brash because it proposes a whopping $3.6 trillion worth of cuts over the next decade — “the most proposed by any president in a budget,” according to summary sheets put out by the White House. The cuts would encompass both discretionary programs but …

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